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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

WHAT: FIREWORKS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
WHY: FIREWORKS EVENT TO WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR 2020
WHEN: TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2019 FROM 7PM
WHERE: SIDNEY HARBOUR AND SURROUNDING AREA
COST: FREE – SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

More than 1 million spectators packed the foreshore of Sydney Harbour for this epic event of all ages. The spectacular firework display, choreographed to music, costs in the region of $6 million Australian dollars and is the responsibility of the Foti Fireworks.

2011 New Year Fireworks, Sydney, Australia

The Foti family is one of the original Italian Firework families who have been in the business of manufacturing and displaying fireworks since 1793 and professionalism and safety are at the core of everything they do. Eight generations of Foti have passed on their vast knowledge, love and passion for pyrotechnics and one of their mantra’s is ‘no pyro, no party’ which we have to say, we totally agree with.

Happy New Year... Welcome 2017

Last year, in an unprecedented error, the organisers of the light show inadvertently displayed the words ‘Happy New Year 2018 ‘ in error, but to be fair, this was not under the control of Foti Fireworks.

Here is what you can come to expect from this year’s event:

7pm – Fire Tug Water Display – spraying gallons of water into the sky which creates a magical sight before the setting sun.

7.30pm – Country and Smoking Ceremony – carried out by the indigenous Gadigal Elders – an aboriginal clan of people who welcome the world to the celebrations and offer purification ceremonies for the forthcoming year.

8pm – Aerial Flying display by Matt Hall, a 3rd generation pilot who formerly worked for the Royal Australian Air Force as a fighter pilot and latterly an instructor.  He also won the Red Bull Air Race World Championships in July and will thrill spectators with his death-defying abilities.

8.30pm – Pylon Projections and Lighting Effects – there will be a full light show projected onto all the buildings on the shore and harbour front.

9.00pm – Family Fireworks – this is the first of the firework events and a pre-cursor to the main event at midnight. The fireworks will be launched from barges on the Bay and from the Sidney Harbour Street.

9.08pm – Calling Country – a ceremony with live performances from the indigenous people’s representatives and concert at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

9.15pm – Harbour of Light Parade – all the shops and watercraft in the Bay area are decorated with colour and light in this enchanting choregraphed event.

12.00 – Firework Display from the Sydney Harbour, bridge and surrounding structures which will be televised around the World.

Last year’s countdown on the bridge was brilliantly done and the display met with rapturous applause.

A very happy New Year to all out Antipodean friends.

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SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE

WHAT: SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE 2019
WHY: COMMUNITY EVENT
WHERE: SOUTHBANK, CULTURAL FORECOURT, MELBOURNE STREET, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
WHEN: SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019
COST: FREE EVENT

This weekend the much-loved community event of Sunsuper Riverfire (or Brisbane Fire Festival) will be taking place and lighting up the skies over Brisbane once more in the 22nd edition of the event.

Around half a million locals and visitors from all-over South-East Queensland will head to Southbank to celebrate the city as the largest arts and culture event ends.

Entertainment for the afternoon begins with the Svitzer tugboats ballet, a popular highlight from Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Take your eyes to the skies for the 1st time this afternoon as the Australian Defence Force flypast putting on a stunning aerial display.

Due to the popularity of the event, is advised to arrive early as the main viewing point of South Bank will be fenced off and the gates will be closed once the area reaches full capacity. Restaurants and bars in the area offer exclusive events if you want to escape the crowds and have a more upmarket evening. Other vantage points are Kangaroo points cliffs, River Terrace at Kangaroo point, Victoria bridge, Captain Burke Park, Wilsons lookout, Howard Smith wharves and the city Riverwalk including the riverside centre and eagle street pier. At every one of the viewing points, there will be an abundance of food and drink on offer.

As the skies fall dark, the evening is set to end with a bang as an explosion of light, colour and sound as the electrifying pyrotechnic display is fired from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops across the city. The fireworks are perfectly timed to the soundtrack celebrating the 1989, river stages birthday year.

If you can’t make it to the display, then you can tune into Triple m’s live broadcast or channel nine’s exclusive television coverage.

Check out the following from 2.25 onwards for the spectacular fireworks:

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Brisbane Sunsuper Riverfire 2015

WHAT: SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE 2015
WHERE: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
WHEN: 26th SEPTEMBER 2015
WHY: IT’S PART OF THE BRISBANE FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Saturday 26th September will mark the end of the Brisbane Festival 2015, which this year begins on 5th September culminating in a MASSIVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

Over the three weeks running up the fireworks, the festival features comedy, theatre, music and dance performances from national and international representatives alongside circus skills, fire eaters and all manner of fringe performers.

Visitors on the Saturday night are encouraged to bring along their own food and drink to the event but there will also be a wide range of food and beverage concessions available.

For the last couple of years the spectators have been treated to some aerobatics from the ADF (Australian Defence Force) offering flyovers from the Super Hornets and Helicopters for the entertainment of the crowds from around 3.30pm onwards.

The display is another example of the efforts of the brilliant Foti Fireworks. The company was established over 200 years ago and has consistently been run by several generations of Foti which is now under the control of Salvatore and Fortuna Foti and their family.

Foti have been in control of all the pyrotechnics and special effects for Riverfire at the Brisbane Festival since 2005 and they have continued to amaze and astonish ever since. Riverfire is the second largest fireworks event produced in Australia annually and it is known to be one of the most technically challenging set ups in the industry as it is fired from several barges, multiple bridges and rooftops around Brisbane. Check out the best viewing spots here.

Here is last year’s display:

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