Sunderland : Stadium of Light Concerts

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Bruce Springsteen at Sunderland's Stadium of Light
The Futureheads at Sunderland's SOL. Photo by Danny North

What an impressive few weeks of music Sunderland has seen, firstly Coldplay who set the bar incredibly high and then this week saw Bruce Springsteen on Thursday and finally tonight the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage at the Stadium of Light.

You don't need a support act when you're the boss and Bruce truly proved that and as the pouring rain didn't put off the crowds he declared “Who needs 75 degrees and sunny? This is what I want in Sunderland.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Sunderland's Stadium of Light

Here is hoping that's exactly what the Red Hot Chilli Peppers wanted too as the rain does nothing to put off North East folk! It simply turned the SOL into an almost mini-festival ground with at least 40000 wellie and poncho-clad fans turning out to watch a rather soggy warm up by Reverend and the Makers, The Futureheads and The Wombats. Even the England match didn't stop the turnout!

I haven't even mentioned the grassroots music festival which happened in Mowbray Park this afternoon with amazing bands such as Lilliput and The Thieving Penguins.

Credit with thanks to SAFC, Danny North and Google for the photos. You may notice I have had to start watermarking photos I use on this blog. Please do not hotlink - if you would like to use any please save to your own computer and credit with a link. Otherwise it causes major bandwidth issues.


  1. Awesome pics, darling!
    What fun!


  2. aww I wish I had gone to the Coldplay one! They've had some really good bands on lately, haven't they?!

    Ps. so glad you explained that think about hotlinks...


    1. I wish you had too! Next year! x


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