Take a look at what’s on at TT 2016

Red Arrows over Douglas bay

Red Arrows over Douglas bay

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Live music, bike shows, aerobatics from the Red Arrows and stunts from the Purple Helmets are just some of the entertainment lined up for TT 2016.

The funfair opens on Loch Promenade, Douglas, today (Thursday).

Thrillseekers can enjoy the entertainment on offer daily from 1pm to 11.30pm until Sunday, June 12.

The Monster TT Mayhem Touring Stunt Show will be at Noble’s Park, in Douglas, on Saturday and then Tuesday to Friday next week.

Performances are at 10am and 3pm each day.

The stunt show will also be in Peel on Mad Sunday and Port Erin on Monday.

Britpop band Cast, featuring John Power, will be performing at the Villa Marina on Saturday evening. For more information see page 26.

Peel TT Day takes place on Mad Sunday, from 11am to 6pm. The entertainment includes bike racing and a kipper race for the first time.

All of the entertainment is free.

The annual Simon Andrews Legacy Lap, celebrating family, friends and fallen riders will leave the Grandstand at 10am.

Down south, the Southern Vintage Engine and Tractor Club is holding a vintage rally at Ballacreggan Farm, in Station Road, Port St Mary.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm.

Ramsey Promenade will be in the thick of the action on Sunday for the Ramsey Streetbike Challenge and Tuesday for Ramsey Sprint.

Both events run from 10.30am to 5pm.

Organisers said: ‘We have all the top riders taking part this year and one or two surprises. You can even have your hair cut and your beard trimmed at the sprint!

‘We have visits by star riders, rides for the kids, top class catering and much more.’

On Sunday evening, expect slapstick humour at speeds nearing 100mph from the Purple Helmets and special guests the Royal Signals White Helmets.

They will be performing The Big One at Onchan Raceway at 6.30pm. Doors open at 5.30pm.

Port Erin’s TT Day is on Monday, from 1pm to 11pm.

It’s held on Shore Road and the beach. ‘Fun on the Beach’, from 1pm to 5pm, includes free rides on a segway and a sandcastle competition.

The evening entertainment, from 8pm, includes live music from The Bushy’s beach stage.

Entertainment in Douglas on Tuesday evening will see Douglas Beach Race at 6.30pm.

The Red Arrows display team will perform their stunning aerobatics display over Douglas bay from 7.30pm. There is no display in Ramsey this year.

The island’s Pink Floyd tribute band, Pigs On The Wing, will perform on Tuesday at the Villa Marina to celebrate their 21st anniversary.

On Thursday, head to Peel from 11am to 5pm for the Moddey Dhoo Motorcycle Club’s 10th anniversary bike show. They’ve had to move from their usual location in Laxey.

Peel TT Beachcross then starts at 7pm.

There’s live music at Bushy’s Beer Tent on Loch Promenade, in Douglas, every evening until next Friday.

The Beach Stage at Port Erin continues until next Saturday.

A fireworks display over Douglas Bay is set to light up the sky next Friday from 11pm.

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