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Hosting a wealth of land, sea, air and ground entertainment – here’s a reminder of this year’s Festival, check out the highlights videos in the gallery opposite.

See you next year, August 18th – 21st!

In the air

This year, you can expect to see the following over four fantastic days…

Thursday – daytime (approx. 2.15 – 4.30pm):
Red Arrows (2.15pm)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hurricane and Spitfire
Black Cats
Dakota
Twister Duo
Tutor
Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
The Tigers
Chinook

Thursday – dusk displays (approx. 8.15 – 9pm):
Red Devils
Aerosparx
O’Brien’s Flying Circus & Fire Flies
Twister Duo

Friday – daytime (approx. 1.30 – 5pm):
Red Arrows (3pm)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hurricane and Spitfire
Tutor
The Tigers
Typhoon
Patrouille Reva
Twister Duo
Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
Black Cats
Chinook
Sally B
The Blades

Friday – dusk displays (approx. 8.10 – 9pm):
Red Devils
Aerosparx
O’Brien’s Flying Circus & Fire Flies
Twister Duo

Saturday – daytime (approx. 1 – 4.45pm):
Red Arrows (1.45pm)
Matadors
Chinook
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hurricane and Spitfire
Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
Sea Vixen
Sally B
MiG 15
Tutor
Black Cats
The Tigers
Typhoon
Patrouille Reva
The Blades

Saturday – dusk displays (approx. 8.15 – 9pm):
Aerosparx
O’Brien’s Flying Circus & Fire Flies
Twister Duo

Sunday – daytime (approx. 1 – 4.45pm):
Red Arrows (3pm)
Chinook
Hawk T2 Role Demo Team
Sally B
Black Cats
MiG 15
Sea Vixen
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hurricane and Spitfire
Tutor
Typhoon
Patrouille Reva
Matadors
The Tigers
The Blades
…and the Vulcan will be flying for the last time on the South Coast, Sunday afternoon, 23rd August!

PLEASE NOTE: All timings are approximate and subject to change. Purchase the official festival programme and received an access code for our online up-to-date timetable.

Priced at £8 the programme is now a bumper 100 pages, jam-packed with information, photos and the all important flying display programme. £2 from each brochure sold will be donated between the 2015 Air Festival charities.

Please check out the Air Festival Facebook page or back here for updates!

NEWS: Red Arrows times CONFIRMED for 2015
Thursday 20 August:       2.15pm
Friday 21 August:             3pm
Saturday 22 August:        1.45pm
Sunday 23 August:           3pm

 

On the ground and at sea

The Royal Navy & Army  will once again be demonstrating their land, sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their Village area.  Check out unarmed combat demonstrations and the historic Beat Retreat (Friday and Saturday) and concert on Thursday (ticketed event)both performed by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.

The RAF Village is set to feature a full size Chinook mock-up, elements of the RAF Central Band, a 591 Signals Unit, a No 3 Mobile Catering Squadron, a No1 Radio School, the RAF Recruiting and Motivational Outreach Team as well as stands from many of the participating display teams including the Red Arrows and charities.

Beach Soccer Tournament

The 2015 Air Festival welcomes a special beach soccer tournament on Thursday 20th August, 11am – 2pm!

Free to view, the seven-a-side tournament will take place on the beach in the Air Festival Beach Assault Arena in Zone 2, by the Royal Navy Village. Teams from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are set to battle for a newly created Air Festival Beach Football trophy. Completing the line-up is Wool & Winfrith FC who were successful in a draw to find a community team to participate in the tournament!

Night Air

If you love live music, this summer’s Night Air is set to be the best to date!  Check out the line up for the Wave 105 Music Stage – get ready for three nights of fantastic music! Click here for tickets.

Thursday – proms on the beach style ‘Power from the Sea’ concert with HM RM Band Collingwood (£15 per ticket)* Click here for a preview and here’s the leaflet.

FridayPop Night with Fuse ODG, Alesha Dixon, Sarah Harding, Lawson and Scouting For Girls (£12 per ticket)* Click here for a preview

Saturday – Wave 105 presents ‘Take Off’ a journey through 25 years of dance, with club anthems and DJ sets on the beach from Livin’ Joy ft Luzahnn, K Klass, Karen Harding, Cut Up Boys, Artful (Artful Dodger’s Mark Hill) and Black Box (£12 per ticket)* Click here for a preview

The music stage is in addition to the Night Air dusk air displays (days vary) with the Red Devils, Spitfire, O’Briens Flying Circus, Fire Flies, fireworks (Fri & Sat, 10pm), Lower Gardens street entertainment and, on the East Overcliff, RM Band Collingwood performing the Beating Retreat sunset ceremony (Fri and Sat) and Royal Marines Commando Recruiting Team Unarmed Combat (Thurs only will be on the beach opposite the RN Village).

*Ticket prices include booking fee

Pyrotechnics on beach

Artist in Residence

Last year’s Artist in Residence David Bent is back supporting Arts University Bournemouth, this year with a photographic project.

“The BA (Hons) Commercial Photography course, at AUB are excited to be collaborating David Bent. The project gives students the opportunity to use their skills and creativity while working on a fascinating subject, during a festival that is both culturally and economically important to Bournemouth. We look forward to the outcomes, exhibition and publication and hope this will the first of many joint projects.”
Conrad Tracy Course Leader & Principal Lecturer – BA Commercial Photography

 

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Twitter, a list of Bournemouth Air Festival tweets

    • Farewell to a legend!
    • Thanks for visiting Bournemouth Air Festival, we hope you had a great 4 days! We hope to see you again next year, 18th - 21st August 2016!
    • RT : Delay leaving the Bournemouth Air Festival from Boscombe to Christchurch on Belle Vue Rd now about 25 mins to Tuckton Bridge/Stour Rd. Jude
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