Red Arrows to return to Weston?

PUBLISHED: 09:40 11 January 2015

The Red Arrows.

The Red Arrows.

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WESTON'S two-day air festival will return in 2015.

It has been labelled the town’s ‘flagship’ event by North Somerset Council, as it looks to build on the last year’s phenomenal success.

The air weekend will take place on June 20-21 and will again coincide with a celebration of the country’s armed forces.

Darren Fairchild, the council’s seafront and events manager, said work is already ongoing behind the scenes to try to eclipse last year’s spectacle – which was hailed 
by many as the town’s ‘best ever event’.

He said: “It becomes harder every year because people always expect things to get better and that isn’t always easy.

“But the air festival is now our flagship event, with about 170,000 people coming. A lot of traders, unsurprisingly, want to be a part of it now, which is fantastic.”

Mr Fairchild says forms to sign up military aircraft to attend have already been sent off. He is 
hopeful the Red Arrows will return as this year’s headline act but 
admitted the final decision will be made by the military.

Mr Fairchild said: “We’ve been very lucky 
to have them for a 
number of years, and one year we won’t get them. But they say they love flying here and we hope they come again this year.”

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