Sunderland’s award winning seafront is getting prepared for this year’s Sunderland Airshow (July 26-28).
As part of the pre-flight briefing for one the biggest and best free flying displays in the country, a ‘what’s on guide’ confirming activities in the sky, on the stage and across the event site is ready for take-off.
This year’s programme will be bigger and better than ever including a ‘Big Top’ in Recreation Park where young visitors can meet costumed Super Heroes and Princesses, take part in a slime workshop or even make a Sunderland Airshow paper aeroplane.
Marine Walk will welcome a ‘Bubbleologist’ and their amazing bubble show as well as free face painting, and the Military Village promises to be as interesting as ever.
There’ll also be a range of exhibitors, funfairs and food stalls across the site.
Entertaining the tens of thousands of people expected at the annual free outdoor family event, will be a fantastic music programme.
Taking to the stage at Cliffe Park will be chart stars Scouting for Girls and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, international superstar DJ Pat Sharpe, as well as military bands and some of the region’s finest musicians including local band Vandebilt.
All of this and more promises to provide the perfect backdrop to the excitement in the skies, as some of the world’s finest pilots take their turn to thrill the crowds.
Sunderland City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “I’m sure people will look forward to one of the biggest and most exciting ground and stage programmes we’ve ever had at Sunderland Airshow.
“It’s a fantastic programme of free family fun right along the seafront, so there’s something to entertain the whole family”
“What will never change, and what makes this event so special is, of course, the aircraft.”
Councillor Kelly added: “This year’s flying display will feature crowd favourites such as the RAF Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as the Swiss Air Force PC-7 display team, who will be here for the very first time.
” We all look forward to showing them all a warm welcome when they get to our city.”