Chance to take your class to North East Live pop event

Some of pop’s biggest acts are coming together for the return of North East Live at the Stadium of Light – and one lucky primary school class is being given the chance to be there for free.

The concert, which takes place on Sunday, June 22, is being headlined by Jessie J, with appearances by Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, The Vamps and Union J.

Now festival organisers are giving primary school pupils from across the region the opportunity to take part by designing a programme for the event.

The winners of the competition will receive tickets for the full class, as well as copies of the programme to keep as a memento and images from the day.

Schools wanting more details can email