Young One Direction fans could be turned away from the band’s Stadium of Light concert if they cannot proved they are over the age limit to attend.
Fans have been warned they could be turned away when the group begin the UK leg of their world tour the Stadium of Light next month, due to strict age limits and safety rules.
The ground’s bosses are urging ticket holders to check restriction because under-12s will not be allowed to enter if they have a standing ticket, as they are only allowed into the seated areas.
Anyone under the age of 16 has to be with an adult.
Stewards will turn back those who fall foul of the age limits.
The boyband’s Where We Are gigs sold out in a matter of minutes and organisers fear some fans might not realise the age restrictions are in place. Sunderland AFC says no one under 12 will be allowed into the standing area on the pitch and people should contact their booking agent if they have the wrong tickets.
Gig-goers are advised to carry ID with their age, particularly if they look younger than they are.
Any group of seven under-16s must be with at least one adult.