Countdown To North East Live

22 June 2013, 09:28 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

11 of the biggest acts in music are in Sunderland for the biggest gig of its kind to come to the Stadium of Light.

The show kicks off with former X-Factor winner and North East lad, James Arthur, who will take to the stage at approximately 2:00pm.

There will be over five hours of live music throughout the event, with Capital's Breakfast Show presenters Bodg, Matt and JoJo on stage in-between acts, as the necessary set changes take place.

Artists including Lawson, Union J, Amelia Lily, Conor Maynard, Stooshe, Little Mix and Rita Ora will take to the stage throughout the afternoon and evening, with The Wanted and JLS wrapping things up.

The show should finish around 10:30pm.

Courtyards around the stadium will open at 12pm, featuring fairground rides, music and entertainment.

The Capital FM bus will broadcast throughout the day and a range of catering outlets will be available in the courtyards, offering a wide selection of food and soft drink options.

Stadium doors will open at approximately 1pm.

Bar facilities are available for over 18s, however patrons are advised to carry proof of age to avoid any issues.

For more info about the gig and to hear from some of the artists click here