Bournemouth Air Festival Set for Virtual Twist in 2020

PUBLISHED: 13:59 17 August 2020

The night show at Bournemouth Air Festival 2019

The night show at Bournemouth Air Festival 2019


A ‘take-off’ of a different kind has been planned for what would have normally been Bournemouth’s summer highlight the much anticipated 13th air festival.

This year, the team behind the event have been working with Centre VR in Bournemouth to broadcast an online festival – celebrating all that is loved about it…on land, at sea, in the air and community fun! Broadcasting online and via social media platforms, the Virtual Air Festival 2020 will be live Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August from Europe’s largest VR Centre with support from Live TV.

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Entertainment will have hourly themes including Friday’s Royal Navy, Night Air and Air Festival Celebrations, Saturday’s Royal Air Force hour, the Red Arrows and Festival Fun and Sunday’s Daredevil Flying, Vintage Hour and a not to be missed Army slot. Here’s what you can expect to see:

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FRIDAY – starts approx. 3pm

Fancy dress Friday – get your best flying outfit on, dress as a tank or an aircraft! Send your pics in to us via the Facebook page

3pm Welcome – ‘doors to manual…lets take off!’

4pm Royal Navy hour – aircraft carriers, STEM, interviews and cheesy hammy eggy!

5pm Celebrate the Air Festival

6pm Night Air – flying, fireworks and where it all began

SATURDAY – starts approx. 1pm

Super Saturday!

1pm Welcome aboard

2pm RAF Hour – presenting a virtual village experience

3pm Red Arrows – STEM, engineering, interviews, tours and more

4pm Festival Fun – craft, interviews and competitions

5pm Night Air – music and displays

SUNDAY – Starts approx. 12noon

12pm Daredevil flying hour – hold on to your stomach!

1pm Vintage hour – dancing, cars and flying

2pm Army hour – tanks, tours and terrific fun

3pm Into land…..

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