Music lovers coming to the region’s biggest ever pop extravaganza this summer can win the chance of a lifetime to meet their favourite acts.

Anybody who purchases a ticket for North East Live at the Stadium of Light before Tuesday 30 April, or has already done so, will receive automatic entry into a free draw to meet their favourite pop stars before they wow the crowds on Saturday 22 June.

With pop sensations such as JLS, The Wanted, Rita Ora and Little Mix performing on Wearside, concert goers will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the hottest music acts in the country.

The money can’t buy prizes to meet the superstars will also see the winners receive a pair of golden tickets for the show, including access to the most exclusive suite before and after the show including hospitality, as well as signed memorabilia and executive travel to the show, before luxury accommodation on Saturday 22 June.

Sunderland AFC’s commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “This is the first time we have been able to offer such a special competition at a concert at the Stadium of Light.

“I’m sure the lucky winners will have a great day that they won’t forget. The concert is going to be a real spectacle and everybody is excited for another summer of great music in Sunderland.”

The lucky winners will be chosen at random and notified ahead of the show and tickets are still available for the five-hour music extravaganza, priced from just £25 (see below for full ticket information) with a number of hospitality packages also available.

Doors open from 1:00pm with funfair attractions, fun family-friendly activities and music, with the main show commencing at 2pm until around 10:30pm, breaks will take place between each act.



The Wanted

Rita Ora

Little Mix

James Arthur


Conor Maynard


Union J

Amelia Lily

James Arthur

The Vamps





PRICE:                                 £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 (Black Cats Bar) and £65 (Golden Circle)

AVAILABLE FROM:,, 08448 24 48 24,,

0871 230 1097,, 0844 477 5775 and the

Stadium of Light ticket office.

Reserved seats are priced at £25, £30 and £40, unreserved seats and pitch standing £35, Golden Circle (close to stage) £65, Black Cats Bar (with padded seat and bar access) £50. A maximum of eight tickets per person can be purchased and a booking fee per ticket is applicable; this does not apply to cash sales however.

Youngsters under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 for the show. No babes in arms are permitted for safety reasons.

Disabled patrons should call 0191 551 5004 or email to purchase tickets for the wheelchair platform.




Hospitality packages, which include a concert ticket, are available from just £95 plus VAT, with a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Please contact 0871 911 1555 or email  to make a booking or more information.


Further details are available at, or via twitter, @north_eastlive