RHYL Air Show is to return to the town during the bank holiday weekend of August 26-27, with the Red Arrows and the Strikemaster among its headline acts.

Its schedule for both dates has now been confirmed, with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also confirmed for aerial displays at the show.

As one of North Wales’ biggest free events, the 2023 air show will also boast a range of land-based attractions and entertainment.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 26

  • 2pm – The Fairey Swordfish
  • 2.30pm – Harvard
  • 3pm - RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster/Hurricane/Spitfire)
  • 3.30pm – Calidus Autogyro
  • 4pm – Strikemaster Pair
  • 4.30pm – RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team

Sunday, August 27

  • 2pm – Strikemaster Pair
  • 2.30pm – The Starlings
  • 3pm - RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster/Hurricane/Spitfire)
  • 3.30pm – Harvard
  • 4pm – Calidus Autogyro
  • 4.30pm – RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team

Display times are approximate and weather-dependent, and are subject to change.


Rhyl Air Show returned last year for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Huge crowds revelled in displays from the Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, Calidus Autogyro, Team Raven Aerobatic Display Team, Silver Stars Parachute Display Team, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and more.

On the second day, the Red Arrows had to make an emergency landing after one pilot’s aircraft was struck by a bird, though he was thankfully unharmed.

The Leader:

Jamie Groves, managing director of event organisers Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “It’s going to be an amazing show again this year, with the Rhyl Air Show now being considered one of the most spectacular events across the North Wales coast.

“Rhyl town centre and Events Arena are always buzzing with excitement, and to have both the Red Arrows over both days again this year is just amazing.

“We can’t wait to welcome visitors and locals to Rhyl and the Denbighshire coast to enjoy this award-winning show.”

Further information can be found on Denbighshire Leisure’s website and Facebook page.