There will be plenty for everyone to see and do on the ground at this year's Sunderland International Airshow

The fantastic musical line-up at this year’s launch event including recent local additions Ste Johnson and YUMA will ensure that there will be something for everyone at this years’ Sunderland International Airshow.

Sunderland City Council’s Airshow Director, Sue Stanhope said: “Safety of everyone is a key element when we put the airshow programme together. This includes visitors, exhibitors, staff and of course aircrew.

Due to the large crowds expected at the event visitors are encouraged to identify a specific meeting point on arrival at the event and attached the free wristbands to children and vulnerable adults. The wristbands, available from the information points and police officers, are designed to have contact telephone numbers written on the reverse.

Road closures are in place from 12 noon on Friday from the Bungalow Café to Marriott Roundabout. A Park and Ride is available on Friday evening from the Stadium of Light to Bungalow Café for a charge of £2 per person. The buses run from 2pm and the last bus departs from the Bungalow Café at 11pm.

For Saturday and Sunday a Park & Ride Shuttle Service will operate between 9amand 7pm each day from Fulwell Quarry, Downhill Community North Sports Complex, the Stadium of Light and the Civic Centre car park.

The park and ride car parks will be signposted from major routes to Sunderland and supervised throughout the day. The buses will operate at 10min intervals between the hours of 9am until 7pm when the car park closes on both days. There is no free car parking however there is limited car parking is also available at the seafront which can also be bought in advance. All of the city centre car parks will be open and visitors can use these and either catch a bus from Fawcett Street or walk to the site

There is also an additional park and ride this year from the city centre. The Civic Centre car park will be in use for park and ride journeys to the Bungalow Café between 9am and 7pm on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24

The car parks will be signposted from major routes to Sunderland and supervised throughout the day. The buses will operate at 10min intervals from 9am until the car parks close at 7pm.

Airspace restrictions prohibit the use of any remote controlled flying gadgets along the seafront next weekend (Friday24-Sun 26 July) and everyone is asked to observe this crucial safety restriction. This will include the flying of drones.

Souvenir Programmes priced at £3 each will be on sale across the site.

For more details of the event, visit www.sunderlandinternationalairshow.co.uk

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