Red Arrows Aerobatic Display

Monday, August 28, 2017
Event runs Aug 28th 2017 to Aug 28th 2017

Islands' Partnership: Tel 01720 424036 or Email 

Red Arrows over Old Slipway

Red Arrows over Old Slipway

The Isles of Scilly will provide a spectacular backdrop to a display by the legendary Red Arrows when they take to the skies this August Bank Holiday Monday. It’s a rapid return to the islands for the aerobatic team following their performance on the same day a year ago.

The display is being organised by the Islands’ Partnership and sponsored by Tresco Island as part of its wider commitment to the islands.

Visitors and Scillonians alike will be in position on the islands’ numerous vantage points, when the scarlet Royal Air Force Hawk jets arrive at 3pm to begin their trademark exhibition of heart-in-the-mouth precision flying.

Holgate’s Green on St. Mary’s will provide the focus for the day’s events on the ground. From there, Squadron Leader Mike Ling MBE, Red 10, will broadcast a live commentary on the 25-minute display. Cornwall’s comedy legend Kernow King will be warming up spectators before the Red Arrows’ arrival and taking to the stage for an exclusive live show from 5.45pm. The crowd will also be treated to a programme of live music, a hog roast BBQ, an outside bar and food and craft stalls, from 12.30pm.

Across the water, Tresco Island will be hosting a ‘Great British Picnic’ on Bathinghouse Porth, which will be set out with picnic blankets and beach parasols.

What, where and when?

On St. Mary's – Holgate’s Green (the main event site):
Outside Bar, Hog Roast BBQ, Stalls - from 12.30pm
1pm - 2pm Live Music
3pm - 3.30pm Red Arrows display with live commentary from Holgates Green from Squadron Leader Mike Ling MBE - aka 'Red 10'
4pm - 5.30pm - Live Music
5.45pm - 7pm - Exclusive live performance by Cornwall's comedy legend Kernow King
Free to attend. Just bring a picnic blanket and enjoy!
On Tresco
Tresco will be hosting a “Great British Picnic” on Bathinghouse Porth (nr Carn Near). Guests will be able to purchase picnic items from Tresco Stores including a selection of sandwiches to pre-order which will be delivered to the beach on the day. Picnic blankets and parasols will be laid out


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