Alesha will be just one of the acts at the Wave 105 sponsored Bournemouth Air Festival this summer.
Most recently known for her judging roles on both Britain's Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing, the former Mis-Teeq singer is returning to her roots with the release of her summer smash single The Way We Are and is ready to get the Bournemouth crowd all Fired Up.
Pop rock band Lawson will be joining Alesha for Wave 105's annual Friday night 'Pop Night' to perform their numerous top 20 hits including latest single Roads, Taking Over Me and Juliet.
Also starring are the ever popular Scouting For Girls, who are set to give the audience a great sing along with chart toppers including 'She's so lovely' and This Ain't A Love Song as the sun goes down on Boscombe beach. Tickets are priced at £12 per head, and more artists will be announced by the Wave 105 team over the coming weeks.
This year's Night Air entertainment runs across three nights (Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday August 22), and includes two brand new nights designed to spread the entertainment across all generations.
Thursday evening will be a very British affair with HM Royal Marines Band Collingwood heralding the start of the proceedings with their unique proms performance of sea-inspired music, 'Power from the Sea'. Tickets are priced at £15 per head and organisers are aiming to raise £10,000 through ticket sale contributions for service charities benefitting from the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCFT).
And Saturday's brand new night is entitled Take Off! A jet propelled journey through 25 years of dance music.
A soundtrack of huge club hits on the beach from 1990 through to today, mixed with live performances and DJ sets from artists responsible for some of the most enduring dance tunes ever, including the notorious Black Box, Livin' Joy featuring Luzahnn, Grammy nominated K-Klass, four time Ivor Novello Award winner Artful (Mark Hill from Artful Dodger) and current club /chart star Karen Harding.
Tickets for the Saturday sundowner are priced at £12 per head.
Keith Penny, Wave 105 event director, said: “Following the resounding success of the last three years, we are delighted to be able to offer Air Festival visitors not two but three very distinct nights of incredible music, including two brand new events that truly demonstrate the variety that appeals to Wave 105 listeners. Proms, pop and dance on the beach, backed by some spectacular night flying will make for three incredible evenings. Keep listening over the coming weeks to find out who else we will be bringing along with us.”
With four days of Red Arrows displays, alongside the mighty Typhoon and Hawk Role Demo - a first for the event, supported with a multitude of Royal Navy assets, Pier to Pier county show trading stalls and Wave 105 staging three nights of music from different genres, the UK's best aviation festival is most definitely much more than just an airshow.
- Daily Echo