The countdown is on for one of the biggest events in Swansea ‘s calendar takes to the skies.
The return of the Wales Airshow will see thousands of people descend on the city’s seafront next month, with more than 250,000 visitors expected.
The two-day spectacular is set to be bigger and better than before with a brand new After Dark event planned for the Saturday night, as well as the return of the RAF’s Typhoon Display Team .
Here’s everything you need to know in advance.
When is it happening?
This year’s event will be on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 .
What time is it?
The event will take place between 10am and 6pm on both days. While the After Dark event will take place on the Saturday between 8.30pm and 10.30pm.
What’s the line-up like?
A whole host of entertainment is lined up, including:
* RAF Red Arrows
* Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
* Airshow After Dark
* The RAF Typhoon display team
* RAF Chinook
* Tigers Parachute display team
* Team Raven
* Fireflies Aerobatic display team
* AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers
What’s the After Dark event?
The event will see hot air balloons along Swansea Beach, a stunt show by the Fireflies display team (two display aircraft with fireworks firing off their wings) and the Tigers parachute display team.
Do I need a ticket?
No, the event is completely free.
Where can I watch it?
The sweep of Swansea Bay offers the perfect place to enjoy the show but there are other spots across the city where you can get a great view.
Here are some other options:
What about parking?
There will be multiple car parks available for the event, including the following:
Will there be road closures and diversions?
Yes, however, Oystermouth Road will stay open for longer this year. A section of the road was closed from 10am on the Friday before the event until 6am on the Monday morning.
You can check out all of the details of the road closures and diversions here.