RISING soul singer Lulu James will bring her striking style to a special charity event.
Fresh from supporting Ellie Goulding, Lulu joins the line-up for a Variety Night at the Sunderland Empire.
She joins comedians including Chris Ramsey, Steffen Peddie and Jason Cook, who starred together in BBC sitcom Hebburn, for the night which will raise funds for SAFC’s Foundation of Light.
The South Shields-born songbird is taking a break from her own European tour to appear at the show on July 3.
The 21 year-old, who is now based in London, will be performing tracks including Closer, Rope Mirage and The End.
Lulu said: “I’m really looking forward to heading back to the North East and even more so to be taking part in such an exciting show. The Foundation of Light is an amazing charity and I hope that myself, the Hebburn boys and everyone else involved, can make the Variety Night a huge success.”
Proceeds from the Foundation of Light’s Variety Night will be used to help fund the charity’s wide range of sport and education-based courses, which are offered free to young people and families across the North East.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £12, tel. 0844 871 3022.