Last chance for Sunderland Jubilee Tattoo tickets

Launch of the Sunderland Diamond Jubilee Tattoo
Launch of the Sunderland Diamond Jubilee Tattoo
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WEARSIDERS still have the chance to get tickets for tomorrow’s Diamond Jubilee Tattoo.

The Royal spectacular will feature marching bands, a cadet challenge and music and dancing from the six decades of Her Majesty’s reign.

The evening will end with a rousing flag-waving finale, featuring musical favourites from Last Night of the Proms, fireworks and the release of 800 red, white and blue balloons.

There will be two performances of the tattoo in St Peter’s Square at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus of the University of Sunderland - a matinee dress rehearsal performance at 2.30pm and a main performance at 7.30pm.

The line up includes Durham Army Cadet Force Band, 102 Battalion REME Pipe Band, Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion, Highland Dancers, University of Sunderland Choir, John Rowland (tenor), Julie Pendleton (soprano) and pupils from Southmoor School.

Tthe narrator is Alasdair Hutton OBE, who has been responsible for writing and narrating the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the last 20 years.

The event has been organised as part of the Tyne and Wear Lieutenancy’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Tickets costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, and are available from the Tourist Information Centre at the City Library and Arts Centre in Fawcett Street, Sunderland on 0191 553 2000 and Arts Centre Washington, Fatfield, Washington.

People will also be able to purchase tickets at the event on the night.