The first ever Sounds Of Sunderland event will burst on to the city’s music scene when tickets launch today – Friday 9 August.

Based in Sunniside Gardens, the event will take place on Saturday 28 September and will showcase both established and emerging local talent.

The jam-packed stage line up will run from 2pm-10pm and will be headlined by Sunderland’s very own Social Room with other acts on the bill including Vandebilt, Plastic Glass and Docksuns.

Matty Smith from Social Room said: “We can’t wait to be the first headline band to perform at Sounds of Sunderland.

“We’re a Sunderland based band and it’s great to be part of an event that promotes and celebrates the Sunderland music scene.”

Sunderland City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture said: “We are proud of the thriving music scene in Sunderland, and this event is only the start of some very exciting music announcements to follow later in the year.”

Music lovers can benefit from an early bird ticket price of £8 plus booking fee if they buy within the next three weeks.

Tickets can be purchased now by visiting

Supporting city centre venues will hold several fringe events running from Friday 27- Sunday 29 September.

The Ivy House and Museum Vaults will host a programme of local music while Independent welcome Beardyman on Friday 27 September.

Tickets for the Beardyman gig are £15 plus booking fee and can be purchased by visiting Independent’s Facebook page now.

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