The Utilita Arena is a sporting and entertainment arena holding up to 11,400 spectators. Previously the Telewest Arena and Metro Radio Arena, it is now sponsored by energy supplier Utilita Energy. The arena has hosted many big live acts during UK and World concert tours.
The City Hall opened in 1927 with a Harrison and Harrison Organ being installed the following year to mark it as one of Newcastle's foremost entertainment venues. Acts from Motorhead to The Animals have performed at the City Hall and performances by Ronan Keating, Diversity and Dara O'Briain are scheduled for 2010.
The O2 Academy, formerly the Carling Academy, opened in October 2005 with a concert by The Futureheads. The O2 Academy Newcastle is host to Newcastle's long-running indie music night, Bulletproof. The venue has also hosted Kasabian, N-Dubz and Arctic Monkeys.
The Stadium of Light is the official home of Sunderland Football Club. With a seated capacity of 49,000, the Stadium of Light is the fifth largest football stadium in England. Several large music concerts have been staged at the Stadium of Light, including shows by Take That, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters.