Rihanna at Stadium of Light: Ticket details announced + new Sunderland Hilton hotel to open in time for gig

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More details have been released about Rihanna's return to Sunderland.

The singer, who the top-selling digital artist of all time, is set to take to the stage at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Saturday June 18 2016, as part of her Anti World Tour.

The Stadium of Light, one of only six venues on her tour in the UK,is only stadium show between Coventry and Scotland to host the Bajan star.

Ticket prices have now been announced, starting from £50.

Rihanna will be supported on the tour by The Weeknd, whose album Beauty Behind The Madness reached number 1 in the UK charts, and American rapper Big Sean.

Gary Hutchinson, commercial director at SAFC, said: “Since the initial announcement we have seen huge interest in this concert and we are delighted to be part of such a gigantic global tour.

“Rihanna’s achievements speak volumes and we look forward to be welcoming her back in 2016, a year in which is quieter in terms of stadium concerts, so we expect a lot of demand for this show”

The tour announcement coincides with the anticipated release of Rihanna’s eighth studio album ANTI.

HOW TO BUY

Tickets go on sale Thursday 3 December, from 9am, at the Stadium of Light ticket office and from approved ticket agents.

A pre-sale will be available for SAFC season card holders and official members on Wednesday 2 December, from 9am.

Stadium of Light sales information:

The Stadium of Light will offer General Admission (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) tickets only, priced at £60 and a limited number of Gold Circle tickets at £75. All sales are subject to a £4 booking fee per ticket (unless payment is made in cash). Tickets cannot be purchased from SAFC by telephone or online, tickets are available from the stadium’s box office to in-person purchasers only.

Please note £1 per ticket will be added onto the booking fee, this fee will be donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Ticket agents:

Golden Circle £75, general admission tickets (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) £60. Tier 2 reserved seats £55 and Tier 3 reserved seats £55/ £50. All tickets are subject to a booking fee.

Please note that £1 per ticket will be added onto the booking fee, this fee will be donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Online at www.livenation.com.

Online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 0844 8440444

Wheelchair and special needs patrons:

Tickets for wheelchair and special needs patrons are available by telephone from SAFC, tel. 0191 551 5004 or ticket.office@safc.com

Important information:

Young people aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 and no unaccompanied youngsters aged 14 or under will be permitted entry to the venue.

There is a limit of six tickets per purchaser in place.

SHOW TIMES (approximate and may be subject to change)

External courtyards: 2pm

Doors: 4pm

Showtime: 6pm

Show ends: 11pm

HOSPITALITY

Demand for this show is expected to be exceptionally high. Visit www.safcconcerts.com or call 0871 911 1555 or email rihannahosp@safc.com to find out more information or to make an expression of interest for our exciting new concert hospitality concept. Existing SAFC hospitality customers should contact the club immediately to reserve their package.

HILTON GARDEN INN

A new 141 bedroom Hilton Garden Inn will open adjacent to the Stadium of Light in April 2016. For more information or to make a room reservation call 0191 5515110 or email Catherine.graham@hilton.com, prompt booking advised.