Red Arrows confirmed to open Sunderland Airshow

The Red Arrows have confirmed that they will be the opening performance of this year's Sunderland International Airshow.

It will be the first time that the team have taken to the skies on the first day of the three day annual event.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Sunderland Airshow Credit: ITV News

This year's airshow begins with a launch party at Cliffe Park on Friday 26th July.

The event is now in it's 25th year and attracts thousands to the Sunderland coastline each year.