Thousands to attend kite festival on Wearside

Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the 15th annual kite festival on Wearside.

Kite flyers from around the world will take part in the Sunderland International Friendship Festival.

The two-day event, at the Northern Area Playing Fields in Washington, also features street theatre and live music.

Kite flyers from as far away as India, the US, Canada and Australia are taking part in the event, which is organised by Sunderland City Council.

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