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The Concerts

Welcome to the RAF In Concert Tour!

This autumn saw the curtain raised on the RAF bands' prestigious annual concert tour which this year showcased the Best of British.

The tour, which visited 15 venues across the UK, began at the Royal Hall, Harrogate on Friday October 21 and ended at the Lighthouse Poole on Sunday 11 December, visiting Gateshead, Basingstoke, Bristol, High Wycombe, London, Canterbury, Manchester, Nottingham, BIrmingham, Eastbourne, Southend, Ipswich and Norwich in between.

Audiences enjoyed an evening of first class entertainment performed by leading musicians from the Bands of the Royal Air Force (as seen at the Festival of Remembrance and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) who were joined on stage by vocalists Squadron Leader Matthew Little and West End performer Sarah Francis.

Click here to listen to the music!

The programme of music included an inspirational mix of show tunes, classical pieces, legendary big band numbers and stirring military marches including Dambusters March, Chariots of Fire, Devil's Gallop, Bring Me Sunshine, 633 Squadron, Impossible Dream, O Fortuna, Crown Imperial and the RAF March Past.


In this section....

  • News
    Find out all the latest Royal Air Force in Concert news
  • Listen to the music
    Listen to some of the music included in 2014, 2015 and 2016 RAF in Concert Tours
  • Testimonials
    A selection of audience feedback from the 2016 Royal Air Force in Concert Tour

“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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