Nissan is backing Sunderland's Culture Bid as the competition reaches a pivotal stage.
The car manufacturing giant, has thrown its weight behind the bid as the Sunderland 2021 team prepares to finalise its submission, having made the shortlist last month. The competition could see Sunderland host a national cultural festival in 2021.
Nissan has added its name to the list of corporate supporters. The support is a boost for Sunderland 2021, the team behind the city’s bid, who are working to impress the Department for Cultural, Sport and Media (DCMS).
Sunderland was shortlisted after submitting its first stage bid in April. Its second stage bid has to be delivered to the panel of judges by September 29, with Sunderland’s rivals for the titles now down to just four: Swansea, Coventry, Stoke and Paisley.