FREE tickets for this year's national Armed Forces Day event will be going live next week.

As the 50-day countdown begins, more and more preparations are getting underway for the big military event to be held at Hudson's Field, and tickets will be live from Wednesday, May 15.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance as demand is expected to be high, with 40,000 people predicted to attend.

Single day and weekend tickets are available, and a maximum of six tickets are available to book per person.

Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “In just 50 days Salisbury will play host to one of the most important dates in the military calendar.

"There’s huge interest in Armed Forces Day national event so my advice is to book your tickets early to come and join us for what promises to be a wonderful event here in Wiltshire.

“We’re a proud military county and we’re looking forward to recognising and celebrating our Armed Forces and the vital role they play. This event will be a unique and special event so come and join us."

To get tickets click here and follow the ticket link when it goes live.