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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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NORTHERN BELLE FIREWORKS TRAIN 2019

WHAT: NORTHERN BELLE FIREWORKS TRAIN 2019
WHY: CELEBRATE GUY FAWKES
WHEN: SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019
WHERE: DEPARTING FROM LIVERPOOL LIME STREET, MANCHESTER VICTORIA & PRESTON STATIONS (SEE LIST FOR MORE DETAILS)
COST: SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

If you fancy getting your pyro fix from a completely different view, then why not climb aboard one of the seven 1930’s style pullman carriages of the Northern Belle, which is known as Britain’s answer to the iconic Orient Express.

A special trip has been designed to leave from Liverpool Lime Street Station at 5pm on Saturday 2nd November, before picking up more passengers at Manchester Victoria and Preston before returning at 10:30pm.

The Northern Belle & Fireworks

There will be space available for up to 300 passengers to enjoy this very special evening. The journey begins with canapes and champagne and then everyone will be seated and presented with a delectable seven-course meal, created by the talented chef Richie Cunningham, along with onboard musical entertainers, to keep everyone occupied.

Once the Northern Belle reaches her stop at Arnside in Cumbria, the carriages will be plunged into darkness so that everyone can sit and watch the fantastic firework display taking part just yards away on the beach.

Ticket prices begin from £275 per person and this includes:

  • Round trip travel aboard the Northern Belle Luxury train
  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Seven-course dinner
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Musical entertainment
  • Fireworks Display (weather permitting)

For a different way to commemorate the day Guy Fawkes’ plot to kill the King was foiled, but still, enjoy an evening packed with plenty of fireworks and bangs.

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ILLUMINATE THE GARDENS

WHAT: ILLUMINATE THE GARDENS
WHERE: BOTANICAL GARDENS, CLARKHOUSE ROAD, SHEFFIELD, S10 2LN
WHEN: FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER TO SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019
COST: TICKETED EVENT

Illuminate the gardens returns to the botanical gardens in Sheffield, with a magical family evening with something for everyone to enjoy. Try something different this bonfire weekend, and visit the beautiful botanical gardens, with hidden extras and pyro action for both the little ones and the adults.

Tickets for the last two events have sold out in record time, so it is wise if you are wanting to take part in this evening to get your tickets as soon as possible. Ticket prices are adults £12.00 child ticket £ 6.00 and family tickets £26 (2 adults & 2 children) these prices are plus a booking fee. Children under 2 years are free and under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Experience the botanical gardens in all their glory with the lighting highlighting some of the more stunning features even more. Take a walk along the open paths and discover the new and improved areas, keeping an eye out for the pop-up performances taking place in and around the garden areas.

The doors to the event will be opened at 5pm and will go on for 5 hours. Get there early and enjoy delicious food and drink from the licensed bars and many food trucks in the area, get involved in the free kids’ activities, discover the new areas lit up in the gardens or enjoy the vintage fairground rides.

In the evening this is where you will get your pyro fix as the fireworks, laser and lighting extravaganza takes place. For the little ones or those with sensitive hearing you can witness the low bangs fireworks display or for the pyro nuts, you can stay later to witness the epic finale fireworks to end the evening with a bang.

MAIN EVENT TIMINGS

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
GATES OPEN 5PM 5PM 4:30PM
LOW BANGS FIREWORK 6:30PM 6:30PM 6:00PM
MAIN FIREWORK FINALE 8:45PM 8:45PM 8:15PM
CLOSE 10:00PM 10:00PM 9:30PM

The laser extravaganza will be shown from the top of the pavilion, and this year, FX productions take to the stage. The fireworks, both the low bangs and the finale are performed by Optimum fireworks.  Optimum Fireworks operate out of Keighley and over the last couple of years have taken the professional firing world by storm, winning back to back at Firework Champions events at various historic houses across the country.

The best places to view the fireworks are the new area of the Tulip Gardens, The Avalanche Tipi café situated at the top of the pavilion, The Boardwalk between the pavilion and fountains and the areas where the lawns have been covered near the bar and food traders areas.

For a bonfire weekend with a difference this year, take yourself along to Sheffield’s beautiful botanical gardens and join in the family fun.

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