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The UK's top acts play live on Wearside Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

35,000 music fans travelled to Sunderland's Stadium of Light to watch some of the UK's biggest artists.

James Arthur, JLS and The Wanted took to the stage for North East Live on Saturday, 22 June.

James Arthur live on stage Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The wanted back stage Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
James Arthur talks to ITV Tyne Tees Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Rita Ora Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Thousands watch girlband Little Mix Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Jade and Perrie from South Shields pose with fellow band members Jesy and Leigh-Anne Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Thousands pack out stadium Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Full Report: Rihanna rocks the Stadium of Light

Global superstar Rihanna hosted the Stadium of Light's biggest ever concert last night.

57,000 people packed into the venue in Sunderland to watch the pop star's latest show in her Diamond's world tour, supported by David Guetta.

The gig was the second in a trio at the stadium, with the final one, North East Live, taking place tomorrow.

Watch the full report from Julie Harrison below.

Rihanna rocks the Stadium of Light

Global superstar Rihanna hosted the Stadium of Light's biggest ever concert last night.

57,000 people packed into the venue in Sunderland to watch the pop star's latest show in her Diamond's world tour.

The gig was the second in a trio at the stadium, with the final one, North East Live, taking place tomorrow.

We spoke to fans to see how Rihanna's performance had been received.

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Rihanna to play Sunderland's Stadium of Light

Thousands of fans are expected to turn out to see singer Rihanna play at the Stadium of Light. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Preparations are underway for one of the biggest stars on the planet to visit our region.

Thousands of fans are expected to turn out to see singer Rihanna play at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland tonight.

Full Report: Rihanna fans queue for Diamond tickets

Tickets went on sale this morning for Rihanna who'll be performing in Sunderland next year.

Her Diamonds World Tour will be coming to the Stadium of Light in June next year - with David Guetta as a support act.

Fans waited from early this morning and some camped overnight in order to get their hands on tickets.

You can watch the full report from Richard Salkeld below.

Fans camp out for Rihanna's Diamond tickets

Tickets went on sale this morning for Rihanna's Diamonds tour, which will be making a stop in Sunderland next year.

The star's Diamonds World Tour will be coming to the Stadium of Light in June next year - with David Guetta confirmed as a support act.

Fans waited from early this morning and some camped overnight in order to get their hands on tickets - which start at fifty pounds each.

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