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Red Arrows to headline Wales Airshow

World class aerobatic team the Red Arrows will be returning to Swansea for the Wales Airshow this summer.

Red Arrows Air Show

The Red Arrows will take to the sky on both days of the free Swansea Council event on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows have performed around 4,900 displays in almost 60 countries since the 1960s.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council's cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: "It's great news that the Red Arrows have confirmed that they'll be taking part in our annual free Wales Airshow this summer.

"It will be great to welcome back a team with such an international reputation, particularly in this special year, as Swansea celebrates its 50th anniversary as a city.

"The Red Arrows are the world's best-known aerobatic team and they've been Wales Airshow favourites since the very beginning. They headline the event and we are delighted that they'll be back again this year.  

"As well as the Red Arrows, the council is working on attracting many more exciting additions to the line-up in coming weeks on the ground as well as in the air. There will be brilliant displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft and vintage planes.

"Last year's Airshow saw record attendances and we're looking to make the 2019 show bigger with even more exciting air display teams and entertainment."

Figures show the Wales Airshow, organised by Swansea Council, attracted 250,000 people last year and was estimated to be worth £9.7m to the local economy.

As in previous years a dynamic timetable of display times for the Airshow will be fed into an Airshow App a few days before the event.

The app is available on Appstore and Google Play. It will be updated in real time to reflect changes in the event schedule and timings that may be influenced by the weather and other factors.

Users who bought the app in previous years can receive this year's content as a free update.  Content will appear as each new display is confirmed and the timetable will appear on Wednesday, July 3.

Have a look at www.walesairshow.co.uk to be kept up to date with Wales Airshow news.

Other major events coming to Swansea in the city's 50th anniversary year include music stars Stereophonics, Jess Glynne and Pete Tong at Singleton Park.

Community celebrations will also help the city make 2019 a memorable year.

Cllr Francis-Davies said: "There'll be a great programme of events throughout the year including the high-profile occasions such as the Airshow.

"A key part of the year is our invitation to the people of Swansea to get involved in the celebrations by organising their own events whether that's a local carnival, community shows or their own street parties.

"More than anything Swansea 50 should be a celebration of Swansea by the people of Swansea for the people of Swansea. Everyone can be part of it."

 

 

 

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