Sunderland Airshow 2019: Plan your visit with our handy guide to what's on

One of the biggest weekends in Sunderland’s calendar has finally arrived – it’s time for the 2019 airshow!

By Debra Fox
Friday, 26 July, 2019, 11:48

If you still have not made your mind up about what to see and when, check out our helpful guide for musical performances, flying times and all other sorts of fun.

There will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

Friday, July 26

Taking to the skies at Sunderland Airshow in 1995 - will you be heading along this weekend?

2pm - 8pm: Drop-in craft workshop sessions with Artventurers at the Big Top

4pm – 5.30pm: Local music artists with support from the Bunker Stage

6pm – 6.05pm: Welcome from Mayor of Sunderland Councillor David Snowdon, Cliffe Park

6.05pm – 6.30pm: Music from The Band of her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland, Cliffe Park

The 2019 Sunderland Airshow kicks off on Friday, July 26.

6.10pm-6.30pm: RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

6.30pm – 7.05pm: Music set by DJ Pat Sharp, Cliffe Park

7.10pm – 7.30pm: Flying display from Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team

7.35pm – 8.05pm: Music from Vandebilt, Cliffe Park

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Sunderland for this year's airshow.

8.15pm – 8.23pm: Flying display from RAF Typhoon

8.25pm – 8.55pm: Music from Scouting for Girls, Cliffe Park

9pm – 9.15pm: Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team

9.15pm – 9.45pm: Music from Scouting for Girls, Cliffe Park

Crowds enjoy the airshow fun, whatever the weather, in 1992.

9.50pm – 10pm: Firework display

Saturday, July 27

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10am – 2pm: Meet and greet sessions and interactive shows with superheroes and princesses at the Big Top

10.30am – 10.50am: Music from Hebburn and Sunderland Sea Cadets Band, Cliffe Park

11am – 5pm: Face painting at Marine Walk

11.15am – 11.50am: Music from The Band of her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland, Cliffe Park

11.30am – 4.30pm: Shows from the Bubbleologist at Marine Walk – they will take place every hour

12pm – 2.10pm: Flying display including Royal Navy Wildcat Helicopter, The Blades, RAF Typhoon, V-10B Bronco Ultimate Fighters (P-47, P-51, Spitfire, Buchon), RAF Chinook, Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team, RAF Falcons, Parachute Display Team

2pm – 6pm: Cool Science drop-in slime sessions at the Big Top

2.15pm- 2.55pm: Music from Sophie Ellis Bextor, Cliffe Park

3pm-5pm: Flying display including RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team, Strikemaster Pair, The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team, Wildcat Aerobatics, RAF Tutor, T-33 Shooting Star. The stage programme is hosted by Ray Spencer, with flying commentary provided by George Bacon.

Sunday, July 28

10.30am – 10.50am: Music from Casa Performing Arts, Cliffe Park

11am – 11.20am: Music from Olivia Glover, Cliffe Park

11am – 1.30pm: Drop-in craft workshop sessions with Artventurers at the Big Top

11am – 5pm: Face painting at Marine Walk

11.30am – 11.50am: Music from Bojangles Ukes, Cliffe Park

11.30am – 4.30pm: Shows from the Bubbleologist at Marine Walk – they will take place every hour

12pm – 2.20pm: Flying display including Royal Navy Wildcat Helicopter, The Blades, Strikemaster Pair, Wildcat Aerobatics, RAF Tutor Ultimate Fighters (P-47, P-51, Spitfire, Buchon), Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team, RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

2pm until 6pm: Meet and greet sessions and interactive shows with superheroes and princesses at the Big Top

2.20pm – 3pm: Music set by DJ Pat Sharp, Cliffe Park

3.10pm – 5pm: Flying display including RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, OV-10B Bronco, RAF Chinook, T-33 Shooting Star, Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team, The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team, RAF Typhoon. The stage programme is hosted by Ray Spencer with flying commentary provided by George Bacon.