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Here at Epic we keep our eyes peeled for all that is firework related and the Edinburgh International Festival is one of the biggest summer firework events in the UK annually.
For a number of years, Edinburgh have held the festival beneath their Castle with music provided by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. There have been some concerns in regards to the funding for the spectacular fireworks show but thanks to Virgin Money the organisers can breathe easily for the next 2 years. The show will feature more than 100,000 fireworks being fired off Edinburgh Castle Rock will cost Mr Branson around ¼ million pounds annually. The sponsorship deal is one of the biggest of its kind involving the Arts in Scotland.
This event which has been a massive crowd-puller since 1982 will once again be part of the summer scene until 2014 when the main event organiser, Jonathan Mills plans to hand over the baton to someone else who will now have the added task of gaining funding too.
The 45-minute Festival Fireworks will take place on 1st September 2013 and will mark the end of the festival which runs from 9th August 2013 and tickets for all the events are widely available but seats for the concert are limited so book early. The concert itself is being broadcast on the radio so if you can get a decent vantage point, you can see the fireworks and listen to the concert for free!!
Tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2010; the greatest celebration of New Year in the world, are ON-SALE NOW! Details of this year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay programme are now available and it is one of the biggest ever with five days of spectacular concerts, events and fireworks. The Torchlight Procession starts proceedings on the 29th December and leads us into a host of new events from the Night Afore – Light Night to re:formation day on New Year’s Day, dance spectacular Off Kilter and Firelight with Carabosse are events not to be missed, transforming the Royal Mile into a hub of fire and light, and not forgetting an incredible music line-up including Madness, The Enemy, MYLO, Calvin Harris, Noisettes, Codeine Velvet Club and Frightened Rabbit plus loads more…
However, Bo’ness Community Council is to complain over the timing of the foreshore fireworks – which with a 9.30pm start could put off families with young children.
Community council chairman Madelene Hunt, suggesting a 6.30pm start, said: “With school the next day, the time prohibits a lot of people going to see it, and a wee bit of consultation would have sorted that.”
Lesley O’Hare, Falkirk Council’s cultural services manager, said: “The Homecoming event in Bo’ness is the finale event for the entire Falkirk Council area and we are optimistic that we can attract up to 10,000 visitors.
“The timing of the display has been planned to coincide with the ending of the Hippodrome screening to allow cinema-goers an opportunity to enjoy the film and then move down to the foreshore.
“The show should appeal to people of all ages and given its spectacular nature we’d hope parents can make some allowance for younger children to enjoy the performance.”
Lighting up the Bo’ness skyline will be thick columns of fire, shooting 30 feet into the air, against a backdrop of fireworks and lights launched from the east pier, with a 20 minute Scottish musical soundtrack.
Please do not bring fireworks, or sparklers, but do come with a torch. Young children should be accompanied by an adult at all times and pets left at home.
Free parking is available at Seaview, Register Street, Tesco and Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway car parks.