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Enjoy a feast of pictures from 2018 Houghton Feast’s opening night

Entertainers welcome spectators to the 2018 Houghton Feast.
Entertainers welcome spectators to the 2018 Houghton Feast.

Organisers are billing it as The Greatest Show and who are we to argue on the strength of its first night?

Hundreds of spectators converged upon Houghton for the start of the annual Houghton Feast.

Singing, dancing and music accompanied the formal switch on of the event’s lights by the Mayor of Sunderland, Coun Lynda Scanlan, and her consort, Sunderland football legend Michael Horswill.

Why not click through the link above to see a gallery of pictures from Friday night?

You can also read our full report from the evening here and for a full timetable for the 10-day show click here.