Tall Ships 2018

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Local music act Little Comets are among the acts confirmed for Sunderland Summer Streets Festival as it unveils its biggest line up yet. Summer Streets – a free annual festival founded five years ago by The Futureheads guitarist and vocalist Ross Millard – is moving from its usual Southwick home to Seaburn Recreation Park to […]

The Sunderland Tall Ships Races 2018 has adopted two local nautical organisations as its official charities for the event. Event organisers have opted to support Sunderland Maritime Heritage and Sunderland RNLI in the run up to – and during – the four-day festival. It’s hope their official backing will shine a spotlight on the work […]

Sunderland sporting fans can enjoy the best of this summer’s national and international events with a mobile ‘fan zone’ across the city.  A double decker bus with a 20 feet long screen will become a mobile Fanzone and will be parked at various locations around the city centre between 14 June and 15 July.  The […]

Sunderland has unveiled a four-day festival line up as the city prepares to host the international Tall Ships Races 2018. As start host port for the event, the city will welcome 55 sailing vessels and their crews along with an estimated 1.5m visitors from 11th to 14th July. For four full days, crews, locals and […]

A free Sunderland music festival is to return later this year – but in a new home and as part of the Tall Ships Festival. This year’s Summer Streets will be held on Saturday, July 14, and is once again being organised by Ross Millard, from both The Futureheads and Frankie and the Heartstrings. But […]

A song celebrating the greatest shipbuilding port in the world has been chosen as the official anthem for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The Tall Ships Song – written by North East lyricist George Lamb and performed by acclaimed blues singer George Shovlin – pays tribute to the city’s maritime heritage. And it will […]

The guardians of one of England’s most well-kept naval secrets are heading to the River Wear ahead of a the Tall Ships Race. On 11 July a magnificent fleet of sailing vessels will arrive at the North East coast for the UK’s largest, free, family festival; the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. And with just […]

High-wire walkers will traverse the Wear as part of a cultural programme set to thrill visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The programme will feature a wide variety of art forms that will entertain visitors to the city during the visit of the Tall Ships, between Wednesday, July 11 and Saturday, July 14. Actors, musicians and dancers from […]


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