There will be no Airshow in Sidmouth this year.

The town council said it had made the 'difficult decision' to call off the event after the Red Arrows said they would be in North America this summer and unable to take part.

The council said there were other contributing factors, including the increasing cost of staging the Airshow.

This year's Sidmouth Regatta will still take place, but the council said there will be 'a renewed focus on developing and rediscovering the land and sea events'.

A spokesperson for Sidmouth Town Council said: "The Regatta Team will take the opportunity to compare the popularity of a non-air event to previous years where there had been an airshow.

"The Town Council was conscious that external financial support for the Airshow has reduced and costs significantly increased since the pandemic, making such air events more challenging without the draw of the ‘star’ display team.

"The Council will use the intervening months to work with the event production team on plans for future Regatta & Air Show events which will enhance benefits to the community, businesses and the town."

Sidmouth Regatta will take place on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday 25 and will include the Grand Firework Display on the Saturday evening.

Further information will be posted on and .