The Bournemouth Air Festival takes place over four days in August. The FREE four day spectacular is set against the backdrop of Bournemouth's seven miles of award-winning beaches, beautiful bay and glorious gardens.
The Festival includes amazing air displays (from classic flying machines to modern day speed machines!), Sea Displays, Interactive Static Displays, Fireworks, Familiy Fun Attractions, and Music & Live Entertainment.
The festival takes place between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and in the Lower Gardens and the number of visitors are anticipated to be in excess of up to 200,000 per day.
Click here to visit the Bournemouth Air Festival website.
Provisional Participating aircraft at the Bournemouth Air Festival 2015:
The Bournemouth Air Festival
20 August - 23 August 2015
Red Arrows (F)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane (F)
RAF Typhoon (21st-23rd) (F)
Hawk T2 Role Demo - 2x Hawk T2 (F)
RAF Tutor T1 (F)
RAF Chinook (F)
RN Black Cats - Wildcat x2 (F)
The Tigers parachute team
Red Devils parachute team (21st-22nd)
Twister Aerobatic Team (20th-22nd) (F)
B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally-B' (21st-23rd) (F)
Breitling Wingwalkers (F)
Blades Aerobatic Team (21st-23rd) (F)
Turkish Air Force F-16 (22nd-23rd) (F)
Rolls Royce spitfire (F)
Sea Vixen (22nd-23rd) (F)
MiG-15 - Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (22nd-23rd) (F)
Patrouille Reva (22nd-23rd) (F)
O'Brien's Flying Circus (F)
Vans RV4 (F)
The Matadors (F)
Vulcan XH558 (23rd) (F)
Local hotels for the Bournemouth Airshow.
The 1.5 mile Festival site is located between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, including the East Overcliff. Open from 10am – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday and from 10am – 6pm on Sunday.
This year’s Night Air entertainment is anticipated to feature live music at Boscombe and Bournemouth Corona Music stages (Boscombe ticketed), entertainment in the Lower Gardens and seafront, street entertainers, dusk displays, fireworks and other performances.
The Royal Navy & Army will again be demonstrating thier land sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their Village area as well as a 4 ship fleet in the bay. Tickets to visit the Royal Navy ship will be available from the recruiting stand in the village, allocated on a first
come, first served basis.
Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines, there will also be unarmed combat demonstrations and the historic Beat Retreat 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 and stands from many of the participating display teams including the Red Arrows.
Night Air…two piers, two stages, three nights!
Get set for more fantastic live music at the Boscombe and Bournemouth Corona Music stages – listen to Wave105 as we get closer to the Festival with announcements of great music acts at Boscombe (ticketed). Not forgetting superb entertainment in the Lower Gardens and seafront, street entertainers, awesome dusk displays and fireworks….it’s so much more than just an airshow!
There were expected to be hundreds of thousands of Festival-goers in 2013 and the final figure was over 1.3 million! We advised against bringing cars, however, for those visitors who wished to bring their own vehicles, the official Park and Ride service is heavily recommended. This year’s Park and Ride locations are located at:
FOR ACCESSIBLE PARK & RIDE USE KINGS PARK
KINGS PARK, BH7 7AF open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am – 10.30pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm. Accessible buses are available for Wheelchair users.
£10 per vehicle (max 7 persons).
PARK & RIDE
THE LITTLEDOWN CENTRE, BH7 7DX open Saturday 9am – 10.30pm and Sunday 9am – 7pm.
REDHILL PARK, BH9 2SW open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 7pm each day.
£10 per vehicle (max 7 persons).
The central travel exchange (coach and train station) is just a short distance from the Festival site, and the site itself is easily accessible by bike or foot.
Coach and large vehicle parking is available at Queens Road car park, BH2 6BE