Capping off a fantastic year for the City of London, this year’s New Year’s Eve event was destined to be nothing less than spectacular – and they didn’t disappoint.
Billed as one of the best in the World, the UK treated the revellers to a stunning display of fireworks.
The firers were once again Kimbolton Fireworks who were responsible for the brilliant displays at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games 2012
The breaks on some of the shells were staggering and held the air beautifully with some astounding double breaks, the display was really something to see. Rockets flared from the London Eye and the capital’s riverside landmarks including barrages on the Thames were lit up in a display which lasted 11 minutes and featured 12,500 fireworks.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said, “Watched by hundreds of thousands in the capital and millions around the globe, London has proved, yet again, that it can pull off spectacular world-class events in style.”
Spectators on hand at the event were thrilled saying that the display superseded their expectations saying that it was the perfect ending to a magnificent year in London.
As detailed in the previous Epic blog, this year’s New Year celebrations in London are very much the responsibility of Mr David Zolkwer, Director of public events for Jack Morton Worldwide.
Mr Zolkwer has a massive responsibility on his shoulders but this is not unusual for him as he has been the man behind the teams for such prestigious events as the Hong Kong handover, the opening and closing of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002, the Olympic games opening ceremonies for Athens 2004 and Melbourne 2000 and he was a key figure and fulfilled a consultancy role to the organising committee for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Other events include the Confederation Cup in South Africa in 2009 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010 in South Africa.
Future events that he will hold overall creative responsibility for will be the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a not inconsiderable budget of £14 million to put the wow factor into the opening and closing ceremonies.
This year’s New Years Eve fireworks will take place by the London Eye on 31st December and the show is set to get underway from 10pm. The event will feature entertainment from world class DJ’s right through the night. The fireworks will start at Midnight and will be choreographed to a specially commissioned sound track.
The fireworks will once again be fired by the Kimbolton Fireworks professional team who were responsible for the staggeringly beautiful sky art for the opening and closing ceremonies.
If you are looking for something to celebrate the New Year, come over to see us in Tankersley. Open every day except Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s day, we have something to suit every pocket and can guarantee that you will be delighted with the effects of any one of our magnificent barrages.
Wherever you are this year, whether you are with friends and loved ones or on the town with your pals, have a great New Year’s Eve and keep safe and well.