20 gigs you want to see at the Stadium of Light

As fans rushed to buy tickets for Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour in Sunderland, talk turned to future gigs as we count down to the return of live music.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 9:06 am
Readers have been sharing their gig hopes for the Stadium of Light.

Sir Elton will bring his show to the Stadium of Light on Sunday, June 19, 2022 – more than three years on from the venue’s last concert (Spice Girls) in 2019.

The coronavirus pandemic saw a halt to gigs across the globe in 2020 and 2021 so far, but as we move through the Government’s roadmap out of restrictions there are high hopes for performances aplenty in our future.

From classic bands to festival favourites, we asked the readers to tell us who they would most like to see tour the North East and rock the region’s crowds.

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Ballad powerhouse Adele, pictured performing at Wembley Stadium in 2017.

Here are some of your suggestions from our social media pages.

Black Eyed Peas pictured performing in New York in 2011.
Tom Rowlands, right, and Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers pictured in 2015.
Almost 10 years have passed since Coldplay performed at the Stadium of Light - and some of you would like to see Chris Martin and co make a return.
Ed Sheeran played Newcastle's St James's Park on his last visit to the North East - but with a new album in the offing, fans would like to see him perform at the SOL on his next trip.
Eminem pictured in Hollywood, California in 2020.
It's been a few years since popstar Lady Gaga visited the North East - and many of her little monsters are ready for a Stadium of Light date.
More than 10 years have gone by since Oasis at the SOL. Would you make a return to see Liam Gallagher go solo?
Manic Street Preachers performing in 2018.
This would be a loud one! Metallica frontman James Hetfield.
Lead guitarist Winston Marshall, centre, recently announced his departure from the band.
A performance from Muse would be of epic proportions!
The band has a 2022 European Tour planned, with two dates in London's Hyde Park. Pictured: Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam, front.
Singer Adam Lambert began performing with the active members of Queen in 2011.
German metal band Rammstein have rescheduled UK tour dates for June 2022.
North Shields native Sam Fender could just take a short trip on the Metro to play the Stadium of Light.
Have you been to see Stereophonics on one of the group's previous visits to the region?
This would be quite the booking! Would you be virtually queuing up for a ticket?
Wall-to-wall bangers from this boyband!
Do you think Olly Alexander would 'shine' at the Stadium of Light?