Hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to flock to Hartlepool again for Tall Ships
Hartlepool council chiefs hope to provide something for everyone when Hartlepool plays host to the Tall Ships Races again in two years time.
The date of the event is still to be confirmed but it will be come to town in summer 2023.
Once again it is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hartlepool
And organisers say it can provide a big boost to the town’s economy.
Details of events and attractions that will be on offer in addition to the chance to see ships from across the world will now start to be planned.
Managing director of Hartlepool Borough Council, Denise McGuckin, said they hope to stage live evening performances like in 2010.
She said: “There will be a lot of preparation but we’re experienced in holding these big events so we can draw on that experience and make sure that we deliver yet another fabulous event for Hartlepool.
"It will also bring in hundreds of thousands of visitors who will be spending in Hartlepool and seeing what a wonderful offer we have here around the marina.
"It has the potential to bring in hundreds of thousands of pounds if not more.”
A variety of musicians and comedians performed at the event in 2010 including Manchester band Doves, Hartlepool’s White Negroes and TV comedian Shaun Locke.
Ms McGuckin added: “We will know nearer the time what activities are planned to keep people occupied.
"We absolutely hope to do live performances on the evening and different things to cater for all different audiences.”