The Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony will feature live performances by Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler, drum'n'bass superstars Chase & Status, and Mercury Prize nominees The Unthanks, fireworks and pyrotechnics, mass choreography, a giant floating sculpture, video mapping onto the Sage
Gateshead and more!
This spectacular event will tell the incredible story of the North East - a story of innovators in industry, sport and
technology, of ordinary people working together to achieve extraordinary things - inspired by the energy of a
million runners powering Tyneside’s past and future.