THE Red Arrows may be absent from this year's Rhyl Air Show line up but fans instead will be treated to a display by the RAF Eurofighter Typhoon display team.

The team will be making their debut appearance at the air extravaganza, taking place on August 24 and 25.

The RAF have confirmed that the Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane will also display, along with the Tucano.

The line-up also includes Team Raven - a formation aerobatic display team flying 5 Van’s RV8 aircraft from Wales, high energy aerobatics from Steve Carver and The Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team.

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The RAF have confirmed that the Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane will also display, along with the Tucano

Peter Sinclair, flight director, said: “Bringing the RAF Typhoon to this year’s Rhyl Air Show was a coup for the council’s events team.

"Major changes in the UK Display Calendar for 2019, caused by the Red Arrows tour of North America, meant that the Rhyl Team were able to move quickly to exploit an opportunity and bring this extraordinary aircraft to the event for the first time. This is a huge step up for Rhyl.

"The RAF’s Lancaster was built at Hawarden and for the RAF to allocate BBMF, including its iconic bomber, means that we can put on another very worthy show with a good military presence.

"The RAF Tucano will also be at Rhyl for the first time in many years and the events teams is still in discussions with other potential participants. There will be other high profile display items that will ensure that this 11th Rhyl Air Display of the modern era showcases the development and style that is becoming Rhyl."

Cllr Win Mullen-James, mayor of Rhyl, said: “The air show is a spectacular event that ends the summer season on a real high. Year on year, the Air Show secures displays from some of the leading aviation display teams and historic aircrafts and we have received great feedback from visitors and residents who return time and again for the event.

"This event certainly puts the town on the map, it’s great for its reputation and a super opportunity to boost the local economy.”

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: "The Rhyl Air Show is recognised as one of the best events of its kind in the country and there is always great anticipation to see what will be appearing."

The Red Arrows will be flying to North America for the Western Hawk 19 tour. This will be a nine week tour in August and September.