Chart-topper Katy B is among the latest additions to the line-up of summer party North East Live which is being headlined by Jessie J, The Saturdays and Rizzle Kicks.
Other new names on the programme for the festival – which will play out at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on June 22 – are Swedish punk group Step Forward, Neon Jungle, and new band Rixton making one of their first outdoor appearances, as well as playing to their biggest ever crowd.
In what promises to be one of the stand-out family-friendly music events of the summer, Katy B said: “I’m looking forward to playing such huge outdoor shows. This will definitely be a summer highlight for me.”
Girl group Neon Jungle added: “We’re so excited to play this festival as we get to perform on the same stage as some of our favourite artists!”
And Rixton added: “We can’t believe we are playing this festival!
“It’s going to be the biggest crowd we’ll have performed to.”
Also on the bill will be teen favourites The Vamps, boy band Union J and US hip hop artist Jason Derulo.
Tickets, priced from £25, are on sale now. Visit www.uklive.co.uk for details.