Saturday, 14 June 2008

Margate’s Big Event

Below Thanet District Council’s press release.

More planes have been added to the line-up of this year's Margate's Big Event, which will have more than two hours of flying displays on each day.

The Royal Navy Black Cat helicopters, a Vampire and a Mustang will be joining the line-up over the Father's Day weekend on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June at the Thanet District Council organised event. Margate's Big Event will be open from 10am to 10pm on the Saturday and from 10.30am to 6pm on the Sunday with free admission on both days.

Amongst those already confirmed for the two day land and air spectacular are the Typhoon, Tutor and Tucano aircraft, the Hawk 208 Squadron, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Falcons and Tigers parachute teams.

Live music and arena acts will be the highlights of the ground entertainment across the two days. Arena acts will include precision formation riding from the Imps Motorcycle Team, Ridgeside Falconry, Cossack horsemen, James Dylan Stuntworld, holder of eight world records and the Devil's Horsemen, one of the country's top equestrian teams. The Saturday night will see a Magic of Motown tribute concert, followed by a fireworks finale.

Cllr. Roger Latchford, Cabinet Member for Culture and Economy, said: "These are great additions to an already superb line-up for Margate's Big Event. Last year's event was excellent and this year's is shaping up to be even better, with more than two hours of flying displays on each day, alongside a spectacular line-up of entertainment for the whole family on the ground. It's a great way to enjoy the Father's Day weekend, particularly as it's free admission on both days."

For more information about Margate's Big Event, call 0870 264 6111 or visit

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