After a two-year hiatus the award-winning and hugely popular Bray Air Display* will make a welcome return this summer. And it will be back bigger and better than ever with an incredible lineup including none other than the world-famous Red Arrows. The free, family event is one of the most popular air shows in Europe and Ireland’s biggest air festival, attracting thousands to the Co. Wicklow seaside town to marvel at amazing aerobatics.
This year’s event will see the Bray Air Display team up with the Irish Air Corps who are celebrating 100 years of Irish military aviation.
Sé Pardy, Bray Air Display Director said, “We are delighted to announce that the 15th Bray Air Display will be back this summer. The 2022 event will be bigger and better than ever – we are thrilled that the masters of the sky, the Red Arrows will be back with us again this year. They always put on a spectacular display so this summer’s event really will be one to look forward to.”
General Officer Commanding Air Corps, Brigadier General Rory O’Connor stated, “The Irish Air Corps have always enjoyed displaying for the public at the Bray Air Display, however, this year will be extra special as we celebrate our centenary. We are announcing the return of the Silver Swallows (our PC9M Display team) and several other exciting Air Corps displays. We are also really excited to welcome the RAFs Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to Irish skies. Seeing the iconic and historic Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane fly in formation will be very special and unique. The fact that the Irish Air Corps flew both Hurricanes and Spitfires in the past is a fitting tribute to all those who served in the Air Corps throughout the last century.”
The line-up will also include regular Bray visitors, the Royal Jordanian Falcons and an impressive M-346 Leonardo jet.
Pardy concluded, “We know that so many have missed the event over the past two years; suffice to say Bray Air Display will not disappoint this July. We’re very excited about the calibre of acts we will have this year and look forward to announcing more acts over the coming months.”
As well as the entertainment in the sky there’s plenty of action on the ground; where you can enjoy the thrills and spills of the Seafront Funfair, dine alfresco at our Food Village or even experience a breath-taking helicopter ride over Bray Head throughout the festival weekend, which kicks off on Saturday, July 23rd with the spectacular return of the #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022.
Artisan Events are managing the Food & Craft Village on behalf of Bray Summerfest. Vendors register your interest here.
More details on the airshow line-up, ground events, and activities at this year’s festival will be released in the coming weeks.
*Subject to licence; aircraft line-up, air display ground events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependent on weather.
About Bray Air Display
The 15th annual Bray Air Display will take place on Sunday 24th July 2022. One of Europe’s biggest and best air shows, Bray Air Display attracts thousands of people to the Co. Wicklow coastal town for the annual event. #BrayAirDisplay takes place thanks to the support of Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie (bray.ie is a trading name of Bray Tourism).
Bray Air Display was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience over 50,000 people’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017 and in 2018 and 2019 it won silver in the ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ category at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards.