Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 10.25.47Global music superstar Rihanna is returning to the North East following the announcement of her hotly-anticipated world tour.

Rihanna, the top-selling digital artist of all time, is set to take to the stage at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Saturday 18 June, 2016, as part of her Anti World Tour.

The Stadium of Light, one of only six venues in the UK, and the only stadium show between Coventry and Scotland to host the Bajan star, has announced its tickets prices for this must-see concert, with prices starting from just £50.

Rihanna has become a modern music icon, selling 54 million albums and 210 million digital tracks worldwide. She has also released 7 albums in 7 years, achieved 13 Number One singles and won 8 Grammy Awards. She is also the most viewed artist on Vevo/YouTube with over 7 billion views.

Supporting Rihanna on the tour will be The Weeknd, whose album Beauty Behind The Madness reached number 1 in the UK charts, and American rapper Big Sean.

Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director at SAFC, said: “Since the initial announcement we have seen huge interest in this concert and we are delighted to be part of such a gigantic global tour.

“Rihanna’s achievements speak volumes and we look forward to be welcoming her back in 2016, a year in which is quieter in terms of stadium concerts, so we expect a lot of demand for this show”

The tour announcement coincides with the anticipated release of Rihanna’s eighth studio album ANTI.


Tickets go on sale Thursday 3 December, from 9am, at the Stadium of Light ticket office and from approved ticket agents.

A pre-sale will be available for SAFC season card holders and official members on Wednesday 2 December, from 9am.

Stadium of Light sales information:

The Stadium of Light will offer General Admission (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) tickets only, priced at £60 and a limited number of Gold Circle tickets at £75. All sales are subject to a £4 booking fee per ticket (unless payment is made in cash). Tickets cannot be purchased from SAFC by telephone or online, tickets are available from the stadium’s box office to in-person purchasers only.

Please note £1 per ticket will be added onto the booking fee, this fee will be donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Ticket agents:

Golden Circle £75, general admission tickets (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) £60. Tier 2 reserved seats £55 and Tier 3 reserved seats £55/ £50. All tickets are subject to a booking fee.

Please note that £1 per ticket will be added onto the booking fee, this fee will be donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation.

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Wheelchair and special needs patrons:

Tickets for wheelchair and special needs patrons are available by telephone from SAFC, tel. 0191 551 5004

Important information:

Young people aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 and no unaccompanied youngsters aged 14 or under will be permitted entry to the venue.

There is a limit of six tickets per purchaser in place.

SHOW TIMES (approximate and may be subject to change)

External courtyards: 2pm

Doors: 4pm
Showtime: 6pm
Show ends: 11pm


Demand for this show is expected to be exceptionally high. Visit or call 0871 911 1555 or to find out more information or to make an expression of interest for our exciting new concert hospitality concept. Existing SAFC hospitality customers should contact the club immediately to reserve their package.


A new 141 bedroom Hilton Garden Inn will open adjacent to the Stadium of Light in April 2016. For more information or to make a room reservation call 0191 5515110 or email, prompt booking advised.


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