Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The Red Arrows are back!

Thanet district Council press release

Kent’s only free land and air festival, Margate’s Big Event, is thrilled to be welcoming back the Red Arrows to its superb line up of flying action over Father’s Day weekend.

The event (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June) is back for its third year with a bigger and better line up than ever, featuring a mixture of live music, street performances and aerial displays, all set against the stunning backdrop of Palm Bay.

Amongst those taking to the skies this year, along with the sensational Red Arrows who are appearing on the Saturday, are the Hawk, Typhoon, Tutor and the nostalgic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and for the first time in the South East, the new UK based Team Viper flying strikemasters will be performing for crowds on the Sunday.

Open from 10am until 10pm on Saturday and from 10.30am to 6pm on Sunday, the FREE event will feature a different programme of entertainment each day. Visitors will also be treated to a 70’s tribute concert on the Saturday evening with a fabulous firework finale to round off the fun.

Deputy Chief Executive, John Bunnett, said: “Margate’s Big Event is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Thanet’s events calendar. It’s well known as Kent’s leading land and air festival and is a superb event, as the 65,000 visitors who attended last year will already know. Best of all, it’s a completely free weekend that’s packed with family fun and entertainment. It really is an event not to be missed and we look forward to welcoming the crowds back again this year.”

A free shuttle bus will run throughout the event from Margate station, with parking available opposite the site at £5. For more information about the event visit www.thanet.gov.uk/margatesbigevent

Tickets are also available this year for Father’s Day lunch in the VIP hospitality area at £30 per person which includes lunch, refreshments and VIP seating to watch the airshow.

Update Pictures added photo's of the launch of Margate's Big Event withschool children from Palm Bay Primary School.
Ed the blog was most unkind about my adding pictures to an old post it wouldn’t let me move them and they wouldn’t enlarge when clicked on click on the link to enlarge. http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts2/id97.htm


  1. Thanet Councillors have created a Thanet in which Ramsgate and Broadstairs each have their own Town Councils.

    Why refuse to give any such recognition to Margate?

    It is a great injustice to the people of Margate.

  2. 16.50 If you want a town council then set a petition for one, if you get enough signatures the council have to comply.

  3. Does anyone know what time the Red Arrows display will be? I have to work and would hate to miss it so I want to work round it if I can......


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