Sunderland City Council has confirmed that this year’s airshow has been cancelled.
The Council said that it regretted the decision to cancel the airshow, one of Sunderland’s most popular events, and blamed the ‘current situation’ for the cancellation.
The 32nd airshow was due to be held on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July.
Sunderland City Council’s Assistant Director of Culture and Events, Victoria French said: “Following careful consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel some of our biggest and best loved events that were scheduled for the summer months.
“We understand this news will cause disappointment for lots of people but hope that everyone will appreciate that the health and wellbeing of our communities is at the forefront of our decision-making process. We look forward to welcoming everyone again next year”.
The second Sunderland River Festival, which was due to take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August, has also been cancelled.