Diaries at the ready! From must-see musicals to marvellous music-filled events, there’s loads happening in Sunderland this winter. Time to nab those tickets!
Blood Brothers – The Musical
3 December – 7 December
Enjoy magical music moments as Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers takes to the stage at Sunderland Empire Theatre!
An international smash hit musical, Blood Brothers is an emotionally-charged tale about twin boys separated at birth, who are miraculously reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.
The superb musical has clocked over 10,000 performances around the globe, making it the third longest-running musical production in West End history.
Complete with a marvellous soundtrack, settle in for rousing renditions of Marilyn Monroe, My Child and the iconic, Tell Me It’s Not True. What’s more?
Tickets are available for as little as £13, so make sure you book yours now!
The Luka State
Get your rock on at Independent Sunderland as exhilarating indie band, The Luka State, take to the stage!
Having amassed an incredible 3.2 million Spotify streams and a staggering 4.2 million YouTube streams since their debut in 2015, The Luka State are currently making a big statement across the UK rock scene.
The boys have also enjoyed considerable airplay on the likes of BBC 6Music, Radio X and Amazing Radio recently and this infectious live band show no signs of stopping. Appearing for one night only this December, make sure you catch this fantastic indie-rock band on their headline tour.
Prepared to be dazzled by a music legend!
Head over to Pop Recs on High Street West as punk icon, Jowe Head, takes to the stage.
A former member of iconic new wave band Swell Maps, Jowe’s career is a glistening one at that.
Arriving into Sunderland to celebrate the release of his brand new album, ‘Widdershins’, why not pop in to Pop Recs for a steaming cup of coffee, grab a few tickets and browse their vinyl collection?
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ Xmas with The Transatlantic Ensemble
Experience one of the greatest rock albums of all time, like you’ve never heard it before!
Internationally-renowned musicians and groove masters, The Transatlantic Ensemble, are heading to Bonded Warehouse for a spectacular Christmas party and we cannot wait to get our boogie on!
Expect a stunning, reworked performance of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album from leading musicians and a special guests appearance from WHQ’s very own resident DJ, Tom Caulker.
Head over to Bonded Warehouse and sing your heart out to classics such as The Chain, Everywhere, Go Your Own Way. An unmissable event, sure to have you bopping from start to finish!
Haze x Patrick Topping
Haze Records are hosting a massive Boxing Day shindig at The Point and we’re so excited that superstar DJ Patrick Topping has been announced as the headline act!
Having carved a reputation as one of the finest DJs in Britain, Patrick Topping has rocketed to the summit of the UK’s House and Techno scene.
Patrick is renowned in the DJ world for his prolific production prowess and dynamic back catalogue.
A North East native, Patrick Topping has played exclusive sets at the likes of Coachella, Awakenings, Movement Detroit and the iconic Tomorrowland Festival! Tickets are extremely limited for this event, so we definitely recommend heading over to facebook.com/sunderlandthepoint for more information.
We can’t wait to groove the night away!
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
14 January 2020
Calling all adventurers!
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as The World’s Greatest Living Explorer, settle in as Sir Ranulph Fiennes swings into the Sunderland Empire Theatre!
A renowned TV explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious expeditions ever undertaken!
Amongst his record-breaking achievements, Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first explorer to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.
His brand-new show Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is giving audiences a rare insight into his personal life story. Learn about his early years to the present day and the trials and tribulations in-between.
A light-hearted and strikingly poignant brand-new show, Living Dangerously documents Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, army life and early expeditions, right through the three-year Transglobal Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge.
An amazing night of conversation with an incredible personality, be sure to book tickets and strap yourself in for a sensational evening at Sunderland Empire Theatre!
25 January 2020
Settle in for an evening of stunning rock tunes as London natives TOY whistle into Independent Sunderland on their exclusive UK tour.
Since their debut album in 2012, TOY have distinguished themselves as one of the leading underground bands in the country and have gone on to release three stunning albums that all received critical praise.
Combining elements of shoegaze, Krautrock and psychedelic rock, TOY have played sell-out shows all over the globe and featured at some of Europe’s most iconic music festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival and Glastonbury! Gather the gang and sing your heart out to stellar tracks such as Another Dimension, Sequence One, Colours Running Out and fan favourite, Lose My Way.