DO you have a deserving Dad? We’ve teamed up with Sunderland Empire ahead of Father’s Day to give readers the chance to win one of four prizes for four great Dads!

You could be moonwalking the night away with King of Pop - The Legend Continues (4 July), an absolute must see for MJ fans. The superb production stars Navi who is renowned as the world’s leading MJ tribute artist, having been hand-picked by Michael himself as his official body double. Along with his live band dancers, Navi will brilliantly recreate all the Jackson classics in a show that will take you closer than you ever imagined to an original Jackson concert. Featuring hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Thriller, Man in the Mirror and the 'Jackson Five' classics.

Or maybe you’d like to go ‘Ga Ga’ with the winners of the National Tribute Awards, Mercury – The Ultimate Queen Tribute (12 July) who have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Queen. The show includes authentic performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You to name a few.

Next up the legacy left by Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction, suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! The ELO Experience (18 July) with a sensational string section and stunning light show present a host of classics taking audiences on a musical journey through time, from Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don't Bring me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky.

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful Folk/Rock Duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single 'The Sound of Silence'? Direct from its success in London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back (20 July) featuring a full cast of talented West End actor-musicians, and taking audiences back through the 'Groovy' times of the 1960s. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration with all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound.


To be in with a chance of winning simply tell us why your Dad rocks?

Email your entries to with 'Father's Day Competition' in the subject line. Don't forget to supply your name, and phone number as well as your email address, as always it would be nice to know what part of the paper's circulation area you are entering from.

The closing date is Monday, June 25.

  • Tickets for all shows are available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at*

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your plus your phone company's access charge. Booking and transaction fees may apply.

T&C’s: Four winners selected at random will receive a pair of tickets to either King of Pop (4 July), Mercury (12 July), ELO (18 July) or Simon and Garfunkel (20 July) at Sunderland Empire. Tickets are non-transferable and no monetary value will be given.