Pictures of fans enjoying the big gigs at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

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Since 2009, the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland AFC, has hosted some of the biggest names in music, from Oasis and Take That to Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

While it looks like there will be no concert this summer, the club has not ruled out staging music spectaculars in the future.

TAKE THAT FANS QUEUEING BEFORE THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT

TAKE THAT FANS QUEUEING BEFORE THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT

As a result, we thought we would take a look back at the fabulous times the concerts gave visitors and the people of Sunderland.

Rain or shine, fans queued for their concert tickets with enthusiasm.

Who remembers that Oasis were the first band to play, way back in 2009, and in the same year Take That had their first gig at the Stadium of Light before returning to perform again in 2011.

Then in 2012, Sunderland was the stage for three massive acts as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen all belted out their hits.

OASIS AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT
FANS OUTSIDE THE STADIUM

OASIS AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT FANS OUTSIDE THE STADIUM

Were you in one of the ticket queues, or maybe you are one of ladies in the pink hats?

If you have memories you would like to share, contact chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

Ray Alexander waiting for Bruce Springsteen tickets at the Stadium of Light.

Ray Alexander waiting for Bruce Springsteen tickets at the Stadium of Light.

PINK CONCERT
FANS BEFORE THE CONCERT
SUPPORT ACT VV BROWN
3 MINUTES OF PINK???????
VOX POPS OF FANS AFTER CONCERT
CATCHLINE: PINK

PINK CONCERT FANS BEFORE THE CONCERT SUPPORT ACT VV BROWN 3 MINUTES OF PINK??????? VOX POPS OF FANS AFTER CONCERT CATCHLINE: PINK

Pop fans l-r  Demi Limsden, Keera Boyes, Sophie Fenick and Demi Maven all from Sunderland, with their tickets for the North East Live concert at the Stadium of Light, on  Friday morning.

Pop fans l-r Demi Limsden, Keera Boyes, Sophie Fenick and Demi Maven all from Sunderland, with their tickets for the North East Live concert at the Stadium of Light, on Friday morning.

Beyonce fans queue for tickets at Sunderland's Stadium of Light for her concert in June.  Yvonne Balmer and Maggie Kirkpatrick with their tickets.

Beyonce fans queue for tickets at Sunderland's Stadium of Light for her concert in June. Yvonne Balmer and Maggie Kirkpatrick with their tickets.

Happy campers, from left: Tanya Kaye, Nicola Wilcox and Claire Hudson cebrate being first in the queue outside Sunderland Stadium of Light for Take That Tickets, which go on sale this Friday.

Happy campers, from left: Tanya Kaye, Nicola Wilcox and Claire Hudson cebrate being first in the queue outside Sunderland Stadium of Light for Take That Tickets, which go on sale this Friday.

One Direction fans queuing in the rain at the Stadium of Light.

One Direction fans queuing in the rain at the Stadium of Light.

The Kings of Leon concert at Sunderland Stadium of Light. Concert - goers in happy mood before the show

The Kings of Leon concert at Sunderland Stadium of Light. Concert - goers in happy mood before the show

SUPER FANS: First in the que to by tickets to see the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the Stadium of light, from left Ross Irwin, Andrew Eltringham, Declan Steel, Andy MCGuire and Shauna Lay.

SUPER FANS: First in the que to by tickets to see the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the Stadium of light, from left Ross Irwin, Andrew Eltringham, Declan Steel, Andy MCGuire and Shauna Lay.