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New party nights added as SoL Christmas events sell out

ByDave Stopher

Sep 29, 2016

1879 Events Management has lined up Durham band North Road to perform at three new party nights at the Stadium of Light during December.

The catering and events firm, which is part of leading leisure brand SoL, has added the new events to cope with the high demand for tickets for what have become the most popular Christmas party nights on Wearside.

North Road is an acoustic trio made up of Jack Robinson, Josh Henderson and Charlie Griffiths who met while studying music at New College Durham in 2012.

They now tour the UK performing at all kinds of events, with a set list including hits from stars like Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Adele, George Ezra, Bruno Mars and Bastille.

Rachel Divers, Head of Commercial Sales at Sunderland AFC, said bookings have been busier than ever this year. “We’ve had an unprecedented demand for tickets to our party nights and we sold out some events in record time,” she said.

“We didn’t want to keep disappointing people by turning them away so we knew we wanted to add a few more dates, and we were really pleased to secure North Road.

“They’re a very talented trio of young guys who have been making waves on the music scene, and are therefore perfect for our Stadium of Light events.

“However, we expect these dates as well as our other nights to sell out very soon, so if anyone is considering booking, then I would urge them to do so as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”

The band will be performing at three different party nights this December. On Thursday 15 they will provide the entertainment in the Montgomery Suite where guests can enjoy a three course meal plus coffee.

On Friday 16, they move to the Sports Bar for an evening which includes a three course fork buffet and will be back the following evening for a party in the Business Lounge which again includes a three course fork buffet. Each of the three nights cost £26.95 per person. 

For groups of more than 20 people who book before the end of October, the party organiser will receive a pair of Black Cats Bar tickets for a home fixture during the 2016-17 season and all guests will receive a complimentary half bottle of wine. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on the Christmas party packages at the Stadium of Light or its sister site the National Glass Centre visit www.safc.com/events/christmas, email Christmas@safc.com or call 1879 Event Management’s team of Christmas co-ordinators on 0871 911 1555.