JESSIE J will be going Wild on Wearside as part of pop spectacular at the Stadium of Light.
The singer, whose hits include Wild, Price Tag and Domino, will headline North East Live next summer.
American RnB singer Jason Derulo, girl group The Saturdays, hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks and boy bands Union J and The Vamps will also perform at the region’s biggest pop concert on June 22.
More big names are expected to be added to the line up in the coming weeks.
Promoter AEG Live chose to bring the pop extravaganza back to Sunderland after the success of the first North East Live this year which saw JLS, Little Mix, The Wanted, Rita Ora and more perform at the home of the Black Cats.
Sunderland commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “Naturally we are absolutely delighted that the event is coming back to the Stadium of Light. This year’s North East Live was a fantastic event, so it’s great to be working with AEG again on what proved to be such a hugely successful format.
“There is great line-up already in place for 2014 and its one that I’m sure will appeal to a diverse audience. The show really does have something for everyone and it’s an affordable price for what will be a great day’s entertainment.”
AEG Live promoter Sam Bush said: “After this year’s hugely successful inaugural event, we are absolutely delighted to be back at the Stadium of Light.
“It’s a fantastic line up and North East Live 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever.”
Jason Derulo, whose recent hits include Talk Dirty and The Other Side, will be jetting in from the USA to play his only outdoor UK tour date.
Tickets for the family-friendly gig, which will take place across one day, are priced from £25 and will go on sale from 10am on Saturday.
Golden circle tickets, near the front of the stage, will be priced at £60.
l Tickets priced £25, £35, £45, and £60 (golden circle) will be available from.aeglive.co.uk, www.axs.com, 08448 24 48 24; www.seetickets.com, 0871 230 1097; www.ticketmaster.co.uk, 0844 477 5775 and the Stadium of Light ticket office.
The first act will be on stage around 2pm with the event closing around 10pm.