The world's first drone circus is coming to Amsterdam

An airshow consisting entirely of drones will make its world premiere at the Amsterdam Arena sometime in the near future.

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With a spectacular trailer that looks like something straight out of Final Fantasy, an air show using nothing but drones fitted with the equipage for a spectacular dance of light has been announced.

The world-first show is called Air, and will be held at the Amsterdam Arena at a date that is yet to be announced. Organised by Dutch event planning company Fjuze in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the show itself is also something of a mystery, although the Air website drops a few tantalising details.

"In this high-energy and explosive show, drones will take centre stage to bring a collaboration and fusion of music, video, projections and special effects," it reads. "Air allows you to experience a variety of ballet and battles, races and lasers, circus, illusions and most of all magic from hundreds of drones."

Based on the trailer, the drones will be equipped with lasers and projectors -- the latter of which may be used to create holograms. Spectators can probably also expect to see some pretty impressive drone acrobatics.

Tickets are due to go on sale "soon", although, like other concrete details, pricing has yet to be announced. You can sign up to the newsletter on the Air website, and follow the Facebook page for future updates.