Northern Lights

Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will host The Spice Girls in 2019

Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will host The Spice Girls in 2019

The Spice Girls will perform at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light in the first of a new series of concerts at the venue. The group, who scored nine number one chart hits between 1996 and 2000, have reunited for live shows in 2019; they will be supported by top-selling English artist and singer-songwriter, Jess Glynne. Councillor […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

King Con makes a move to Sunderland after outgrowing its original Durham venue

King Con makes a move to Sunderland after outgrowing its original Durham venue

The North East has recently been experiencing a nerd culture renaissance.

While SunnyCon (an anime convention) may have helped to get the ball rolling in 2012, there is now a thriving subculture of nerdery across the Tyne and Wear region. From board game cafes to escape rooms, the current craze for superhero films and Pokémon has helped create business for Newcastle Film and Comic in March […]

 Pamela Bilalova

All hail Beyoncé: How Queen Bey’s show at the Stadium of Light unfolded

If you weren't among the lucky ones who got their hands on tickets for the concert, you need to read this

“If y’all came to slay tonight, say ‘I slay’! If you slay today or every day, say “I slay”! If the rain’s not gonna stop you from having a good time, say ‘I slay’! If you’re proud of who you are and where you come from, say ‘I slay’!” – Beyoncé chose these words to […]

 Pamela Bilalova

Beyonce drops surprise new album Lemonade

Beyonce released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, during one-hour special on HBO on Saturday night (Apr 23). It contains 12 new songs and it is the star’s second so-called “visual album”. Collaborators include The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Jack White, and the track Don’t Hurt Yourself was co-written by members of Led Zeppelin. Beyonce also wrote two […]

 Sophie Dishman

Royston Vasey, aka Roy Chubby Brown, to appear at the Stadium of Light

  Royston Vasey is set to share his secrets at the Stadium of Light next month.  The British comic, best known for his outspoken character Roy Chubby Brown, will be telling tales from throughout his notorious career in An Evening With Royston Vasey on Thursday, February 18. Vasey is originally from Grangetown, Middlesborough. He said: […]

 Pamela Bilalova

Rihanna returns to Sunderland with the Anti World Tour

Rihanna returns to Sunderland with the Anti World Tour

The superstar will return to the Stadium of Light next summer as Sunderland is announced as one of only six UK cities on the tour.

  Music superstar Rihanna will rock the Wearside once again on June 18 2016, when she is set to return to the Stadium of Light as part of her highly anticipated Anti World Tour. She will be joined by The Weekend and Big Sean, who are special guests for the European shows of the tour. […]

 sophieheward

Foo Fighters announce Sunderland Stadium of Light gig as part of 2015 tour

Foo Fighters announce Sunderland Stadium of Light gig as part of 2015 tour

Foo Fighters have announced a string of UK dates next summer and they’re stopping off for a huge gig at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on May 25. The announcement came just two days after the release of their eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, and the set promises to showcase both epic new material as well […]

 Ellen McGann

North East Live – Young Writers Given The Chance To Win Tickets

North East Live – Young Writers Given The Chance To Win Tickets

  Young writers from across the North East have been given the chance to have their say about Sunderland’s biggest music festival. Students from the region’s secondary schools, colleges and universities have been asked to write a mock review of North East Live 2014, with the best review winning tickets to the event. North East Live […]