Red Arrows return to Folkestone


The world-famous Red Arrows will make a welcome return to the district this summer at the 2022 Folkestone Air Display.

The iconic Royal Air Force aerobatic team is set to thrill crowds on Sunday 21 August and will be joined by an exciting line-up, which will be announced nearer the time.

Last year’s event attracted thousands of people to the area, proving to be a welcome return following the worst of the pandemic.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council Leader Cllr David Monk said: “The Red Arrows are a national treasure and it’s a real thrill to have them flying over Folkestone once again this year. The air display promises to be one of the highlights of the district’s summer programme.”

Full details of the display – including the other performers, timings and parking facilities – will be announced in the lead-up to the event.

Squadron Leader Tom Bould, Red Arrows team leader (also known as Red 1), said: “We are excited to be returning to Folkestone and to perform to a large crowd, including many families, drawn from across Kent, the south-east and further afield.

“Pre-season training is well underway, perfecting a new aerobatic display that aims to inspire people, demonstrates the excellence of the Royal Air Force and represents the United Kingdom.

“The 2022 show features all of the great elements people watching expect and enjoy from the Red Arrows – namely dynamic flying, world-class precision and, above-all, teamwork.”

There will be food, arts and crafts stalls, live music and a classic car show on both the Saturday and Sunday – all organised by Folkestone Festivals.