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The Concerts

Join us for the last opportunity to celebrate the RAF Bands on tour in this special RAF100 year!

Bring your loved ones to this memorable series of musical events throughout the United Kingdom! We'll be taking to the stage at 11 locations in September and October to bring the sound of the RAF's finest musicians to a town near you. Find out where you can see the tour here.

Alan Dedicoat, the voice of Strictly Come Dancing, will take to the stage to compere at Poole, Birmingham, Norwich, Nottingham, Canterbury and Manchester. Alan is 'honoured to be appearing once more with the hugely talented girls and boys from the Royal Air Force's Principal bands - it's going to be a great tour!"

We will also be joined by special guest comperes; BBC Radio Scotland's Tony Currie in Glasgow, singer and presenter Aled Jones in Cardiff, TV presenter Paul Clark in Belfast, BBC Look North's Jeff Brown in Gateshead and BBC Points West presenter David Garmston in Bristol.

Classic military tunes including The Dambusters March and Spitfire Fugue will share the programme alongside the fantastic big band sound of Glenn Miller's In the Mood and Keep 'em Flying.

Listen below to examples of some of the songs that will be played this year.

Also taking to the stage will be RAF vocalists, Corporal Matthew Walker and Senior Aircraftman Philippa Hobbs performing some hugely popular songs including: Come Fly With Me, Mr Blue Sky, Stars and Miss Otis Regrets. Philippa recently sang at the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which you can watch on BBC iPlayer.

Dates and venues can be found here.


In this section....

  • News
    Find out all the latest Royal Air Force in Concert news
  • Testimonials
    A selection of audience feedback from the 2017 Royal Air Force in Concert Tour
  • Coach Travel
    Why not travel to one of our Concerts by coach? It saves having to drive and park, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the ride!

“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

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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