Blackpool Air Show dates confirmed as event set to return in 2022

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The popular air show was cancelled for the past two years but will return next August


The Blackpool Airshow is returning for 2022
The Blackpool Airshow is returning for 2022 (Image: VisitBlackpool)

The Blackpool Air Show will return in 2022, it has been confirmed by organisers.

The show, which is of the seaside town’s most popular free annual events, was cancelled for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on mass gatherings.

It is scheduled to return on August 13 and 14 next year and the aerial showpiece is expected to once again attract up to 100,000 visitors.

A selection of the world’s finest military and civilian aircraft, including the Red Arrows, are set to fly and perform along Blackpool’s seafront.

And on the ground, visitors can browse a range of stalls, attractions and food concessions in the Air Show Village on the Tower Festival Headland.

A VisitBlackpool spokesman said: “The Blackpool Air Show is always one of the highlights of the summer and we have been keen to get the 2022 dates in the calendar as soon as possible so that visitors can book ahead.

“After almost two years of disruption to our major events programme, we are confident that 2022 will see a return to a full programme of our traditional events, with some exciting new ones to be announced in the months ahead”.