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Liverpool Echo
Phoebe Barton

Southport Air Show 2022 full guide: timetable, road closures, parking, weather forecast and more

Southport Air Show returns this weekend, with a variety of aerobatic display teams taking to the sky and numerous attractions on the ground.

Among those taking part in the event on July 9 and 10 are the UK’s Red Arrows, the Republic of Korea’s Black Eagles and the Army parachute team who will start their display in the air and finish on the ground. Crowds will be able to watch the Southport Air Show from the Pier, beach and prom.

In between the action in the sky, people can enjoy plenty of entertainment nearby. This includes a military village, replica Spitfire ‘Lucy’, mini tanks, bungee trampolines, bumper cars, a paintball range and much more.

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Below is everything you need to know ahead of the Southport Air Show, including the all-important timetable, road closures, parking, tickets, and the weather forecast. Gates open at 10am on both days.

Saturday timetable

10:30 - Model Aero Club

12:25 - Tigers Army Parachute Display Team

12:42 - The Muscle Biplane Pitts Special

13:16 - Slingsby T-67 Firefly

13:26 - Wildcat Display Team

13:37 - P-51 Mustang

13:50 - Autogyro

14:00 - Tutor Display Team

14:09 - Spitfire Vb & Spitfire XIX

14:30 - RoKAF Black Eagles Display Team

14:43 - The Blades

15:01 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

15:19 - Spitfire & Typhoon

15:25 - The Typhoon

15:38 - Strikemaster

16:00 - The Red Arrows

Sunday timetable

10:30 - Model Aero Club

12:40 - Tigers Army Parachute Display Team

13:00 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

13:18 - Spitfire & Typhoon

13:24 - The Typhoon

13:36 - The Muscle Biplane Pitts Special

14:09 - Slingsby T-67 Firefly

14:19 - Tutor Display Team

14:30 - RoKAF Black Eagles Display Team

14:43 - Wildcat Display Team

14:54 - P-51 Mustang

15:07 - Autogyro

15:17 - The Blades

15:34 - Spitfire Vb & Spitfire XIX

15:40 - Strikemaster

16:00 - The Red Arrows


There are various official car parks at the Southport Air Show. Parking is available on the beach (north only), Marine Drive, Princes Park, the Esplanade Car Park and Victoria Park.

Signage and stewards will direct visitors to the parking sites. If you are travelling from the South, you will be directed to the Esplanade Car Park or Victoria Park. Travellers from the North will be directed to beach parking or the Marine Drive car park. If you’re travelling from the East, you will be directed to other Air Show car parks.

All of the event car parks will open at 9am, with exception of Marine Drive and Beach parking which open at 10am. Parking is available on the day and in advance when purchasing tickets online.

Road closures

From 7am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, Marine Drive will be closed to through traffic between Fairway roundabout and the Marine Way roundabout, and between Weld Road and Pleasureland roundabout. To enable a free flow of traffic after the Air Show, the following restrictions will be in place from approximately 3pm on both days:

  • Exit from Pleasureland car park - No right turns will be permitted
  • Exit from Princes Park car park - No right turns will be permitted
  • Coastal Road northbound at its junction with Shore Road, Ainsdale
  • Marine Way bridge – no right turns will be permitted from the bridge
  • Fairway, northbound, at its junction with Promenade
  • Exit from Splashworld car park – no right turns onto Esplanade
  • Exit from Dunes Leisure Centre car park – no right turns onto Victoria Way

The following roads will be subject to no waiting and no loading restrictions from 7am to 7pm on both days.

  • Promenade - Fairway to Seabank (both sides)
  • Promenade - Victoria Street to Nevill Street (landward side only)
  • The Esplanade - Kingsway to Victoria Way (both sides)
  • Victoria Way - Full length (both sides0
  • Westcliffe Road- Lulworth Road to Weld Road (landward side only
  • Weld Road - Lulworth Road to the beach (both sides)
  • Rotten Row - Full Length (both sides)
  • Fairway - Full Length (both sides)
  • Princess Park access road - Full Length (both sides)
  • Esplanade - Victoria Way to Weld Road (both sides)
  • Palace Road - Weld Road to Oxford Road (both sides)
  • Ascot Close - Full Length (both sides)
  • Camberley Close - Full Length (both sides)

Weather forecast

It will be mainly cloudy on both Saturday and Sunday, with a chance of sunny intervals and highs of 17 degrees. No rain is currently predicted for either day.

Ticket information and prices

General admission for over 16s is £10 and free for under 16s. General admission for groups is £9 per person. You need a separate ticket to access the Pier, but these are now all sold out. You can buy tickets online here, over the phone (0344 561 1816, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or in person at the M&S Bank Arena when there is an event on.

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