9 things Beyoncé can do when she visits Sunderland

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News that pop royalty Beyoncé is heading to Sunderland as part of her world tour has been met with great excitement from fans.

We want to give her a warm welcome, so here's nine things we hope would leave her Crazy in Love with Sunderland when she visits to perform at the Stadium of Light on June 28.

1) Play an intimate gig at Pop Recs

Following in the footsteps of The Charlatans, The Vaccines and Frank Turner, who have all called in to perform at Frankie & The Heartstrings' community record shop while in the North East on tour.

2) Have a vegan cake in The Good Apple Cafe

The singer follows a strict plant-based diet, eschewing meat and dairy products - making The Good Apple Cafe the perfect pit stop for her while in Wearside.

3) Take Blue Ivy to Go Bananas at the seafront

Beyonce's four-year-old daughter was the centre of attention at the Super Bowl when her mother took her into the crowd. But we're sure she'd have a lot more fun at the Go Bananas children's play area at Sunderland seafront.

4) Dance to Single Ladies in ttonic

Every other woman in Sunderland does it, complete with hand action, on a Friday night - so why shouldn't the Queen Bey?

5) Take Jay Z for a pint at the Colliery Tavern

Beyoncé's rapper hubby can check out a good, traditional Sunderland pub - and it's just over the road from the Stadium of Light, so he can pick the missus up when she finishes work.

6) Go for a run on Roker and Seaburn beaches

She needs to keeps those thighs in shape. And what's Malibu Beach got that Sunderland's sands haven't?

7) Check out the rustic charm in Blandford Street and Jacky Whites Market

She's bound to pick up a bargain, perhaps even some vintage chic to wear on stage.

8) Go for a ride on the little train in Roker Park with Jay Z and Blue Ivy

Can you really say you've had a family day out in Sunderland without doing this?

9) Say a prayer in Sunderland Minster

The singer had a strong religious upbringing in her native Texas and says her faith remains a strong influence in her life, so it would be nice for her to visit a historic church rather than one of those modern American buildings.

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