Chart-topper Scouting for Girls will headline Airbourne Live, Eastbourne’s free air show based festival on the beach from August 13-16, thanks to sponsorship by town nightclub TJ’s.
Taking top stage billing on Saturday, the platinum-selling band will perform for Airbourne crowds in an evening hosted by Heart’s breakfast presenters Tom, Nicola and Jack, just before the firework finale rounds off a 12-hour air show extravaganza at 10pm.
We’ve heard great stuff about Airbourne and can’t wait to see the air show and meet the fansLead singer Roy Stride
In a Super Saturday of flying, the band will headline on August 15 after highlights such as the RAF Red Arrows, the Vulcan bomber and a special twilight pyrotechnic flying display.
Since they first stormed the charts in 2007, their special brand of energetic, piano-based pop has made a lasting impression, headlining Wembley Arena and producing four top ten albums with an array of hit singles including ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Heartbeat’ and their UK number one ‘This Ain’t a Love Song’.
More recently writing for One Direction, Union J and 5 Seconds of Summer, the band toured with Madness last autumn and are now adding Eastbourne to their 2015 festival tour.
Lead singer Roy Stride said, “We’ve heard great stuff about Airbourne and can’t wait to see the air show and meet the fans at the beach.
“It looks like a spectacular evening and it’s all free, so get there early to avoid missing out!”
Darren Myall, from TJ’s, added, “Scouting for Girls are a brilliant band, you can’t fail to have noticed the undeniable energy of their hits which have featured across many genres on radio and TV.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring their appearance and supporting Airbourne too – it’s an amazing event!”
Airbourne Live will feature live music and entertainment across all four days of the air show into the early evening. With the exception of Saturday’s late night finish, the music will continue into the early evening on all other days, with more acts to be announced.
Entrance is free, but entry numbers will be restricted for safety reasons, with organisers recommending early attendance.
Eastbourne Borough Council Senior Head of Tourism & Enterprise Philip Evans said ,“Scouting for Girls are touring several ticketed music festivals this year and we are delighted to welcome them to Eastbourne for the first time.
“This is an absolute gem of an opportunity to come and see them for free and enjoy the air show too, but do get here early to avoid missing out!”
Saturday’s live evening programme will begin after flying ends at 5.30pm, with Tom, Nicola and Jack getting the party started in a Heart hosted evening, followed by Scouting for Girls at 9.15pm and fireworks at 10pm.
Times are subject to change, see www.EastbourneAirshow.com or follow @eb_airshow on Twitter or AirbourneEastbourne on Facebook for updates.
The four-day show also features action-packed flying displays every day, including the Red Arrows on three days, plus plenty of fun on the ground with military exhibitions, children’s entertainment areas, helicopter pleasure flights and evening concerts at the Bandstand, including Big Band Night and the legendary pop-punk princess Toyah.