Status Quo, Jason Donovan and more announced for Sunderland music festival

It's been announced that Status Quo, Marc Almond, Jason Donovan, Chesney Hawkes and more will perform at Let's Rock the North East next summer.

Monday, 1st October 2018, 10:44 am
Updated Monday, 1st October 2018, 10:48 am

The large-scale festival, which attracted 15,000 in its inaugural North East show this summer, will return to Herrington Country Park on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The family-friendly event, which runs across the country, celebrates the best of ‘80s music.

Status Quo with the late Rick Parfitt performing at the opening of the Stadium of Light in 1997

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A spokeswoman said: “Let’s Rock the North East was added to the widely successful and incredibly popular series of retro festivals in 2018, celebrating all things pop and 80s. What a day that was with a sell-out crowd. An amazing day was had by all and we cannot wait to be back for 2019.”

The line up for Let’s Rock the North East 2019 will be:

•Status Quo

•Marc Almond

Marc Almond


•Thompson Twin’s Tom Bailey

•Jason Donovan

•Kim Appleby

Jason Donovan


•Chesney Hawkes


•From the Jam

•Betty Boo

•Cutting Crew

•Belouis Some

•Owen Paul

•Jennie “Belle Star” Matthias



•Black Lace’s Conga Party

Gates on the day will open at 10am, with music from midday. The show ends at 10.30pm.

Children can enjoy complimentary activities within the Kids’ Kingdom area with an interactive circus, face painting, inflatables and more and children aged 12 and under have free entry.

Tickets, including VIP options, are available from