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Let's Rock the North East festival announces rescheduled Sunderland date, headlined by Billy Ocean and OMD

Get ready to rock in 2021 after a popular music festival has announced a rescheduled Sunderland date.

By Katy Wheeler
Thursday, 21st May 2020, 12:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st May 2020, 12:59 pm

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Billy Ocean will perform at the Sunderland date
Billy Ocean will perform at the Sunderland date

Having postponed their 2020 summer series due to the pandemic, the Let’s Rock series of festivals have confirmed the rescheduled dates for summer 2021.

The festival will now take place on June 12, 2021, at Herrington Country Park with the same line-up including OMD, Billy Ocean, ABC, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Go West, Nik Kershaw and more.

Tickets, and the full line-up are available from https://letsrockthenortheast.com/

Let's Rock the North East at Herrington Country Park in 2019

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Despite Storm Miguel, thousands braved the rain to attend last year’s festival, which was held at Herrington Country Park in June, to see performances from the likes of Chesney Hawkes, Captain Sensible, T’Pau, Status Quo, Marc Almond, Betty Boo, Limahl, Owen Paul, Belouis Some, From the Jam, Kim Appleby, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Black Lace’s Conga Party and Jason Donovan.

The retro celebration had been due to return to the country park on June 6, 2020.

Original tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates, and each ticket is transferable to any other of the Let’s Rock locations in 2021.

The festival series also hosts events in Leeds, Exeter, Norwich, Newport and more. Each festival is a celebration of retro acts and features a line-up of household names.

Let's Rock the North East at Herrington Country park in 2019

It’s the latest large-scale event in the city to postpone with Summer Streets, Lamplight Festival and Sunderland International Airshow all forced to postpone or reschedule their 2020 dates due to Covid-19.

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