Tall Ships Races

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The Races – set to be the UK’s largest free family event in 2018– will begin on Tuesday 10 July, when a magnificent fleet of more than 50 vessels will arrive at the port of Sunderland, at the North East coast.

This will mark the start of a five-day festival of entertainment before the ships depart for Esbjerg, Denmark. The entertainment – which will include street theatre, food and refreshments, displays and live music – will be spread across four event zones.

From brass bands to Bollywood - Sunderland welcomes the tall ships

A RAFT of live music – from brass bands to Bollywood - has been unveiled as part of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.

Up to 1.5m people are expected to head to Sunderland from 11 to 14 July for the four-day festival, featuring 55 sailing ships from around the world.

And, along with spectacular circus acts – including a high wire crossing of the River Wear – orchestras, bands, choirs and dance companies have also been signed up to take part.