THE Voice judge, Jessie J, will headline a star-studded weekend of pop in the North-East this summer.

Durham County Cricket Club has announced the superstar will appear at its Summer Nights Live programme at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, Chester-le-Street, on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20. 

Jessie J will perform in front of a potential 15,000 crowd on the Saturday in a bill that also includes Charlie Brown and A M.

The Friday night line features three acts, Five, Blue, who will jointly headline the event, and the reformed all-girl group Atomic Kitten.

Jessie J has sold more than 12 million records.

Her single Domino was the most played song in the UK last year and she was the first female artist to score six top ten hits from one album.

Jessie J, who played at Alnwick Castle, last year, is currently in the studio recording her eagerly-awaited second album as well as being a mentor on The Voice.

“Securing these great acts is fantastic news for the cricket ground as it builds on its growing reputation as a prestigious open air concert venue, ” said Durham County Cricket Club Chief Executive, David Harker.

“It’s not unusual for us to attract superstars from the world of sport, but we are incredibly excited to welcome these artists to Emirates Durham ICG.

“Our Summer Nights Live Programme will really put us on the map as an iconic venue for fantastic entertainment”

"Tickets go on sale Friday (May 3) and we are expecting demand to be very high from the offset so we really would encourage fans to buy their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The ground is due to stage its first Ashes match this summer, but in March it was revealed that the club was seeking £6m of public funding to secure its long-term future. Durham County Council agreed a £2.8m loan.

Doors open at 5pm on both days. Tickets for Friday cost £25 and tickets for Saturday are £32.

They are available from Friday online at the club’s website or in person at the club’s box office.