When is it?
28th August to 31st August.
When are the Red Arrow flight times?
When is the Vulcan flying?
When is the Eurofighter Typhoon flying?
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When is the Canadian Lancaster flying?
Displaying with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Saturday and Sunday.
Where can I get ship open to visitor tickets?
HMS Westminster will be open to visitors Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free timed tickets will be available from the Royal Navy Village from 10am each day. Tickets (subject to terms & conditions), will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
What time does flying start on each day?
What time does the festival open?
The Air Festival site opens from 10am over the four days.
How much does it cost?
The Bournemouth Air Festival is a free event. The only event visitors pay for are the Night Air at the Piers concerts at Boscombe on the Friday and Saturday.
Where can I find out more?
www.bournemouthair.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @BmthAirFest / #bmthairfest or like us on Facebook – Bournemouth Air Festival. Or visit Tourist Information Centre on Westover Road.
Does the land train run?
No it doesn’t – the seafront is too busy for it to operate.
Do the cliff lifts still operate? Yes, both East and West cliff lifts operate during the Air Festival.
What is Night Air/ what goes on? Evening entertainment – Thursday, Friday and Saturday Live music, street entertainment, flying displays & fireworks Takes place in the Lower Gardens, East Overcliff (Manor Road junction), and seafront for fireworks, live music stages and dusk displays.
What time does Night Air start?
Thursday, Fri and Sat at 6.15pm on the East Overcliff for RM Command Recruiting Team and then HM Royal Marine Band performing the Beat Retreat 6.30pm
Flying display starts 7.15pm every night. Who is performing at Boscombe Pier Corona Wave105 stage? Friday – Rixton, Rizzle Kicks, Loveable Rogues and Alexa Goddard Saturday – Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Struts, Sigma, Jack Savoretti, Nell Bryden *This is a ticketed event* Where can I get tickets and how much are they?
Tickets are £8 each and available from bhlivetickets.co.uk or in person from the BIC.
Who is performing at the Bournemouth stage?
Thursday – Silver Beatles Friday – Bootleg Blondie Saturday – Abba Chique
All starts 8.30pm and this is free
What time are the fireworks?
10pm Friday and Saturday near Bournemouth Pier and beach pyrotechnics after Thursday and Friday night dusk displays.
Where’s the best place to park?
Plenty of town centre parking but we advise you use the ‘Park and Ride’ service.
How much does Park and Ride cost? £10 per group (maximum 7 people).
Where are the Park and Ride locations? Kings Park BH7 7AF Littledown BH7 7DX Redhill BH9 2SW
What are the ‘Park & Ride’ opening hours? Kings Park
Thursday 9.15am – 11.30pm (last bus at 10.45pm) Friday 8am – 11.30pm (last bus at 10.45pm) Saturday 8am – 11.30pm (last bus at 10.45pm) Sunday 8am – 7pm (last bus at 6.30pm)
Littledown Saturday and Sunday only Saturday 8am – 11.30pm (last bus at 10.45pm) Sunday 8am – 7pm (last bus at 6.30pm)
Redhill ParkThursday 9.15am – 11.30pm (last bus 10.45pm) Friday 8am – 11.30pm (last bus at 10.45pm) Saturday 8am – 11.30pm (last bus at 10.345pm) Sunday 8am – 7pm (last bus at 6.30pm).
Is there disabled parking and viewing? Yes, but it is limited – disabled parking drop-off point is at the bottom of Sea Road at Boscombe Pier. Accessible car-parks are at Sea Road and the Winter Gardens (250 spaces). There is accessible viewing available at MonkeyIsland (80 car parking spots).
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes you can but please use the bins provided for rubbish! There will be plenty of food and drink available on site between the Piers and along the East Overcliff.
Can you bring dogs or guide dogs to the Air Festival?
Yes, but they must be on a lead and are not allowed on the beach.
Will the beaches still be open?
Can I still go in the sea?
Yes – but only within the exclusion zones.
Is there a lost and found for children?
Yes – LV=Kidzone operates long the seafront, wristbands are available from Seafront Offices.
Can I cycle? You can cycle to the event and use the cycle racks located throughout the town.
Will there be a map of the event available?
Yes – in the Air Festival brochure.
Where can I buy the Air Festival brochure from?
You can pre-order online bournemouthair.co.uk or visit the TIC. Other stockists are selling and a list is online http://bournemouthair.co.uk/whats-on/ and click ‘brochure’.
How much is it? The brochure costs £6 with £1 from every copy divided between the 2014 Air Festival charities – Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity, The Jon Egging Trust, The British Lung Foundation and the Not Forgotten Association.