Three for free: Win a weekend of entertainment at Sunderland Empire

A trio of one night shows are set to hit the city this week and we've teamed up with Sunderland Empire to give one lucky winner the chance to win a weekend of entertainment.

Monday, 13th February 2017, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:44 am
The Blues Brothers.

First up is T.Rextasy, on Thursday, February 16, who have been performing all over the world for 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.

This year, the band returns to venues across the UK to transport audiences back to the ‘70s for the Marc Bolan 40th commemorative anniversary tour.


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Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era who had hits throughout the ‘70s including Telegram Sam, Jeepster and I Love to Boogie.

The following night, on Friday, February 17, The Chicago Blues Brothers, will take to the stage. The musical features material from the original Blues Brothers movies including tracks by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway as well as other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics. Donning their suits as The Blues Brothers are Chris Hindle as Jake and Gareth Davey as Elwood.

And on Saturday, February 18, the winner can get on board the soul train with the Soul Legends show. A cast of singers and musicians bring to life soul anthems including Respect, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, You’re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, I Feel Good, Three Times a Lady, Get Down On It, Boogie Wonderland, Somebody Else’s Guy, I’m So Excited and more.

•Tickets for all shows are available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at*


*Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your standard network charge. Booking fees may apply to telephone and online bookings

•To be in with a chance of winning tickets to all three shows: answer this question: Which of these was a T.Rex hit?

A) I Love to Boogie

B) I Love to Breakdance

C) I Love to Breakfast

Email your answer, name and daytime contact number to [email protected] by 10am on Thursday. Note the winner will be contacted on Thursday for that night’s show.