Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 15.09.53It’s up, up and away for one of North East’s premier events companies, as it announces new hospitality packages for a world-famous aviation festival.

1879 Events Management, part of leading leisure brand, SoL, has created four bespoke packages specifically for the Sunderland International Airshow 2016.

The landmark event, one of the largest free shows of its kind in Europe, returns to Seaburn and Roker on the North East coast, with three days of airborne acrobatics, displays and entertainment fromFriday July 22.

As part of its contract 1879 Events Management, which also manages dining and events at the Stadium of Light and National Glass Centre, Sunderland, will be helping to cater for more than a million visitors who are expected to attend.

This includes offering a variety of on-site hospitality packages, ranging from fine-dining to family-focussed, where guests can sit in the lap of luxury and enjoy all of the action taking place in the sky.

It all starts on Friday July 22, when 1879 Events Management will be launching its aptly-named Take Off Marquee Package.  This includes access to private viewing areas, a welcome Prosecco cocktail, use of a private gin bar and Pimms van, live music and a BBQ station.

On Saturday and Sunday (July 23 and 24), when there will be almost 12 hours of flying displays, guests can relax in an outdoor viewing area furnished with deck chairs and indulge in a selection of street food as part of the Gold Package in the Lancaster Lounge, which is open to all ages.

Families can also opt for the tailored Family Zone Package, which includes street food and a selection of activities such as interactive arcades, bungee trampolines, five-a-side football, zorb football and a surf machine in the enclosed setting of Roker Park.

Alternatively, adults can upgrade to the Platinum Hospitality Package in the Black Cats Lounge, complete with a Champagne and canapés reception, four-course British grand buffet, live music, access to a private gin bar and Pimms van, a host on site to add to the party atmosphere and use of an exclusive private viewing area in Cliffe Park.

Gary Hutchinson, Director at 1879 Events Management, said:  “Sunderland International Airshow is an amazing event and this year we wanted to give people the chance to enjoy the entire weekend in absolute style.  We’ve put together a selection of packages which cater for a variety of demographics and budgets and we look forward to welcoming aviation fans of all ages in July.”

1879 Event Management’s Hospitality Packages at the Sunderland International Airshow 2016 are priced at £35 per person for the Take Off Marquee Package, £50 per adult and £25 per child (under 16) for the Gold Package or Family Zone Package and £125 per person for the Platinum Package.

Further details can be found at or by following @1879Events on Twitter and bookings can be made by emailing or call 0871 911 1555.

Anyone who books a hospitality package will be offered the opportunity to add overnight accommodation at the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Sunderland. This is subject to availability and will incur an additional cost.

For more information about booking the hotel during the airshow weekend please contact 0191 551 5110 or email                                                                             

Further details about Sunderland International Airshow itself can also be found at