A brand new air show is coming to Cornwall this summer as part of a new line up for Falmouth Week.

No less then three aerobatic display teams will be flying on Wednesday, August 14 in an hour-long show above Falmouth Bay.

It follows the news that the Red Arrows will not be taking part in the event this year.

The new display fills the gap left since RNAS Culdrose decided in 2017 to no loner hold an Air Day for the foreseeable future.

Appearing in Falmouth will be The Blades, AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers and The Strikemaster Pair. Richard Gates, town manager and Falmouth Week shoreside chairman, said: "For 2019 the Falmouth Week organising team, supported by the sponsors, wanted to put something new on for the Family Fun Day to watch and enjoy.

“We are pleased to announce the ‘Falmouth Week Air Show’ and no doubt it will be one of the highlights of the week. A huge thank you to the sponsors without whom this simply would not be possible."

The display has been sponsored by Falmouth Town Council, Falmouth BID, Fal River, Falmouth University, Pendennis Shipyard and Gylly Beach Café.

This will be the second time that The Blades have flown into Falmouth, following a display in 2012. Now entering their 14th display season with over 25,000 hours of flying between them, the pilots of the world-famous Blades Aerobatic Team are amongst the most experienced display teams in the world, with former RAF Red Arrows pilots at the controls.

The AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers are the world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, who perform displays including acrobatics and handstands all over the world, whilst strapped to the top wings of Boeing Stearman biplanes from the 1940s, reaching speeds of up to 150mph.

Finally, the Strikemaster Pair will perform routines of close formation and synchronised aerobatics in ex-military classic jets. Important marine, traffic and visitor information for the Falmouth Week Air Show will be released nearer the time via the Falmouth Week printed programme, on the official Falmouth Week social media platforms, on the Falmouth Week website and in the local media.

The air show is subject to weather conditions and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval as usual. Falmouth Week will be taking place this year from August 9 to 18 2019.

A number of music acts have already been announced, thanks to Southwest Bars and Events, with tickets available to purchase online now.

They include The Wurzels returning to Events Square with their hog roast and cider night on Sunday August 11, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on Wednesday, August 14 and ska night on Thursday, August 15 with Rudi’s Message and The Dualers. Martin Kemp and S Club 3 – featuring three of the original members of S Club 7 – will then be headling the 80’s vs 90’s Extravaganza on Friday, August 16.

For tickets and further information shoreside events and sailing activities visit www.falmouthweek.co.uk.