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Vintage Village

For visitors, the Vintage Village at the Air Tattoo is like taking a step back in time to revel in the extravaganza of nostalgic experiences.

Inside the themed marquee, every day the 2017 show was packed with a programme of wonderful entertainment, including professional singers, dancing, and a DJ. The style was, of course, a mix of wartime favourites and tunes from a bygone era, spiced with some foot stomping jumping and jiving. 

At the 2017 show:

Vintage Victory Rollers - they returned to the 2017 show with their pop up parlour, offering vintage inspired up-dos and makeup all weekend. 

Perfect Vintage (Fri 14 July 2017) - an absolutely brilliant 1940's duo who wowed with their medley of nostalgic tunes from the past

Jayne Deer (Sat 15 July 2017) - was back by popular demand to whisk visitors back to the 1940's with authentic songs 

Jitterbugjive (Fri 14/Sat 15/Sun 16 2017) - lively and fun, crowds were dazzled by their swirling and swinging dance routines

Blitz Buddies (Fri 14/Sat 15/Sun 16 2017) - making visitors think they've just woken up in the 1940's, this group of re-enactors commemorated every aspect of life from a time gone by. Their performance was filled with song, dance, and recollections, all beautifully portrayed in amazing authentic costumes

The Candy Girls (Sun 16 July 2017) - visitors were treated to some old-fashioned glitz by this trio of singing glamour gals in their wonderful costumes

With plenty of seating around the village, visitors could relax, soak up the atmosphere and indulge in a selection of mouth-watering tea, cakes, and snacks being served from a vintage double decker bus... with the Pilots Mess themed bar on hand to offer something stronger.

Children were kept highly entertained by Mr. Alexanders Travelling show - with juggling, uni-cycling and all-round retro entertainment. 

All around the Vintage Village was a variety of military vehicles, themed displays and things to have a go on

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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