Barbadian pop music superstar Rihanna is to play a gig at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light on Saturday 18th June 2016 as part of her 2016 Anti World Tour. Rihanna today announced her seven month tour dates including six UK venues – Coventry, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Sunderland and Manchester. Tickets go on sale from Thursday 3rd December 2015 here. More information about Rihanna’s Anti World tour can be found on her website.
Rihanna has previously played at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light back in June 2013. Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light have also hosted other huge acts including the Foo Fighters, One Direction, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Take That and Pink.
You can see Rihanna performing her 2011 single We Found Love at her previous gig at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light in 2013 in this video…
If you have bought tickets for Rihanna at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light on Saturday 18th June 2016 and are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation in the area we are located 15 minutes by bus from Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light. At the time of writing we still have rooms available but demand is always high for Stadium of Light events so we advise you to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The Drive-In Cinema is back at Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD. If you’re staying with us and have a car then these events are just down the street from our bed and breakfast accommodation. The films being shown this year on a 32′ x 17′ screen are…
24th October 2015 – Get Hard
25th October 2015 – Grease
26th October 2015 – Ghostbusters
27th October 2015 – Frozen
28th October 2015 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
29th October 2015 – Minions Movie
30th October 2015 – The Purge
31st October 2015 – Beetlejuice
5th November 2015 – Fast and Furious 7
6th November 2015 – Back To the Future (Part I)
7th November 2015 – Inside Out
8th November 2015 – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone
12th November 2015 – Jurassic World
13th November 2015 – Grease
14th November 2015 – Inside Out
15th November 2015 – Minions Movie
Films start at 6.30pm with the exception of 24th October 2015’s Get Hard which starts at 7pm. Gates open two hours before screening’s start. Kiosks will be located on site selling cinema snacks including hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and hot and cold drinks. Tickets are per care regardless of the number of occupants, VIP tickets occupy the first two rows and are £24 per vehicle; standard tickets are £20 per vehicle. For more information about the event and to book tickets see their website here.
For a limited time you can get standard tickets for only £10 via Living Social.
The Great North Run takes places this weekend and we have all the information you need if you are visiting South Shields and Newcastle upon Tyne this Saturday and Sunday including spectator travel, Great North CityGames, the Great North 5k, Mini Great North Run, Junior Great North Runs, road closures and start and finish area maps…
The Hoppings is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the last week in June. It is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs with over 300 rides and attractions.
The Hoppings starts on Friday 19th June 2015 until Friday 27th June 2015 with the official launch at 1.30pm on Saturday 20th June. On Friday 19th June The Hoppings is open from 1pm until 10.30pm, on Sunday 21st June The Hoppings is open from 1pm. From Monday 22nd until Friday 26th June it opens from 2pm and on Saturday 27th June it opens from 1pm.
If you’re travelling to The Hoppings from our bed and breakfast accommodation the closest Metro station is West Jesmond which you can reach directly along the yellow line from our closest station South Shields. If you are driving to The Hoppings there is on-site car parking for £3 per day.
Each ride at The Hoppings is individually priced but you can use the discount vouchers below to save 30p off any child ride price and 50p off any adult ride price.
North Tyneside’s Mouth of the Tyne festival takes place on Friday 10th July, Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July 2015 live at Tynemouth Priory. The line-up for this years event includes Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 80’s chart regulars The Christians, Acid Jazz funksters James Taylor Quartet, Ben Ottewell from Gomez plus North East new-folk pop group Kosoti and Whitley Bay singer songwriter Olivia Devine.
A full copy of the festival program can be viewed or downloaded below…
The festival features Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott with special guests I Am Kloot on Friday 10th July 2015. Performing together again Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will bring songs from their new Top 3 album What Have We Become and a massive back catalogue of Beautiful South and Housemartins tunes.
Manchester band I Am Kloot are Mercury Prize nominees and have 7 studio albums to their name since forming in 1999. With a new live album released in April and a new recording on the horizon for 2016.
You can see Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott performing live at the Glastonbury festival here…
On Saturday 11th July 2015 The Specials with very special guest Roots Manuva will be performing. The Specials transformed British pop in the late Seventies and early Eighties, mixing ska with punk and humour. Since reforming in 2008, the band has enjoyed sell-out tours all over the world and remain one of the most distinctive British bands performing today with infectious energy and an amazing following.
British hip hop artist Roots Manuva has been announced as very special guest of The Specials for their Mouth of the Tyne Festival show. The South London rapper is a MOBO Award Winner and Mercury Music Prize nominee and is considered one of the most exciting, multi-faceted lyricists and musicians working in the UK today.
You can see a video of The Specials performing live here…
On Wednesday 8th July Rufus Wainwright, the internationally-renowned singer, who Sir Elton John calls ‘the greatest songwriter on the planet’ will be performing at the Whitley Bay Playhouse.
On Thursday 9th July 2015 Whitley Bay’s own Lisbon play a homecoming show at the Whitley Bay Playhouse hot on the heels of a fantastic 2014 that saw them make the Radio 1 playlist with their song Blue Love.
On Friday 10th July 2015 Italian-English singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti will be performing at the Whitley Bay Playhouse. His unique raspy vocals and memorable melodies make him one of the hottest tickets around. Support comes from Gizmo Varillas.
You can buy your tickets online here or by telephoning 0191 200 5895.