EASTBOURNE | Airbourne, one of Europe’s largest seafront airshows, will not take place in 2021 in the interest of public safety.
In a statement on the Visit Eastbourne website, organisers said: “The decision to postpone the 2021 event has not been taken lightly, however we know that it is the responsible one to make taking into account the continuing forms of social distancing to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors.”
Airbourne is the fourth major UK airshow of the year to be cancelled due to the coronavirus. They said they hope the show will return in 2022. The event, scheduled for the 12th-15th August, usually attracts over 250,000 visitors to Eastbourne. It is organised by Eastbourne Borough Council.
Recent editions of the show have included performers such as the Red Arrows, Breitling Jet Team, The Blades, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Typhoon, RAF Chinook, Belgian Air Force F-16, Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron and more.