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Stagecoach encourages Sunderland community to get on board with Sunderland Food and Drink Festival

20 Jun 2019

Stagecoach North East is encouraging people across Sunderland to make the most of the city's new Food and Drink Festival.

The three day event, showcasing celebrity chefs and tasty treats from local and international kitchens, will be taking over the city centre from Friday 21 June until Sunday 23 June 2019.

The Sunderland dayrider and megarider tickets offer value for money bus travel and provide a perfect opportunity for residents in Sunderland to visit a variety of stalls offering local produce from local traders, street food and speciality food and drinks plus music and street entertainment.

The Sunderland dayrider ticket allows customers to travel across Sunderland all day for just £3.90 and the Sunderland megarider ticket provides seven days of unlimited travel for £13.

Keel Square will be the heart of the event, where a marquee will house live cookery demonstrations and master classes throughout the weekend.

Organised by Sunderland BID, Sunderland City Council and R&R Events, the event is free to enter. For further information, visit

Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations, Sunderland BID, said: "We are delighted that Stagecoach North East is getting behind Sunderland Food and Drink Festival, which is a fantastic opportunity for people to sample food and drink from local and international traders, and to travel to and from the event with such low cost bus travel."

Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East, said: "We are always keen to support local events which create a positive atmosphere, and hope as many of our passengers as possible enjoy the Sunderland Food and Drink Festival.

"With our value for money dayrider and megarider tickets, we encourage our customers to step out and participate in what is sure to be a popular and thriving event."