Tuesday 14th August 2018

The Royal Air Force’s finest musicians are giving audiences across the country their last opportunity to celebrate the centenary at the RAF in Concert Tour where they will be delighted with an all embracing tribute to mark RAF100.

This once-in-a-lifetime event will see the RAF’s principal bands and the Salon Orchestra visit 11 prestigious venues around the UK, starting in Poole on 23rd September and ending in Manchester on 31st October as well as venues in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Concertgoers will be able to enjoy an entertaining programme of music that showcases the performers’ virtuosity, reflecting the modern Royal Air Force of today. From rousing military marches, to toe-tapping big band numbers and timeless classical pieces, accomplished musicians from the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of the Royal Air Force College will shine a spotlight on key RAF events through its history.


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. 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 MeMr Blue SkyStars and Miss Otis Regrets.

The concert tour will visit: Lighthouse, Poole; 23 September: Bristol Cathedral, Bristol; 25 September: Symphony Hall, Birmingham; 26 September: Theatre Royal, Norwich; 29 September: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow; 3 October: Sage Gateshead, Gateshead; 4 October: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff; 19 October: Waterfront, Belfast; 23 October: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham; 27 October: Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury; 28 October: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; 31 October.

Tickets start from £10 and are available to purchase now via rafinconcert.com.

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