Bournemouth Air Festival launches 2024 event

The Red Arrows at the Bournemouth Air Festival (Image: UK Aviation Media)
The Red Arrows at the Bournemouth Air Festival (Image: UK Aviation Media)

Bournemouth Air Festival has officially launched the 2024 event which will take place over the weekend of 29th to 31st August along the Bournemouth sea front.

This popular free airshow, organised by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, draws thousands of people into the region for the weekend to be thrilled by jet fighters and aerobatics along the beach.

On the seafront itself there are Fairground rides, Pier to Pier trading, fireworks, vintage displays, demonstrations from the Army and Navy and exciting night air displays.

This years event will also help to encourage the net generation with an enhanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Village which will be located on the beach.

BCP has now opened opportunities for companies and organisations to get involved with the event through trading and sponsorship. Previous brands getting involved have including Porsche, Sunseeker, Rowse and Marriott.

Amanda Barrie, Director of Commercial Operations at BCP Council, said: “With its iconic planes, aerobatics, plentiful entertainment and welcoming family-friendly atmosphere, Bournemouth Air Festival is a fantastic finale to the summer, drawing in crowds far and wide.

“This year we’re planning to make the festival even more memorable; listen out for further announcements regarding the event programme in the coming months.”

Councillor Millie Earl, Portfolio Holder for Tourism at BCP Council, added: “Bournemouth Air Festival marks a huge opportunity for sponsors, traders and exhibitors to get in front of consumers, grow and bring fresh eyes to their brand. The festival has the potential to bring a wealth of opportunities, whether your business is local, national or international.

“Whether you choose to sponsor display acts or the STEM Village, take a prime trading location on the cliff or beach, or have your brand featured in the widely sold official festival programme, the event is a chance to make meaningful connections and develop new relationships.”

Across the weekend around 600,00 people are expected to attend the event and more information on commercial opportunities can be found here

No aircraft have been confirmed yet but previous participants have included The Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon display team, Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers, RAF Chinook Display Team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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