Since the advent of the Millennium in 1999, fireworks have been a major feature of the London New Years Eve celebrations and continue to do so to this day.
In 2003, the planners decided to fire the pyro from the London Eye. The display costs an average of £35,000 a minute (yes, that’s a not inconsiderable £583.00 a second).
There was a gap of a couple of years in 2002 and 2003 and in 2004, cost-conscious London reduced the display to only 3 minutes.
Until 2010, the fireworks were not choreographed to music but in 2011/12 the fireworks heralding in the Jubilee Year and Olympic hopes were bigger and better than ever.
We hope they continue for many years to come but if you are looking for fireworks, whether for New Year, a birthday, anniversary or product launch, get in touch and we will discuss your budget and requirements.
Australia, of course, being 12 hours ahead of the UK kick off the New Year celebrations and it is the starting point at which we start our countdown. Always spectacular, the Australian’s know how to party. They always have a family display for the children at around 9:00pm and then the big display kicks into action as the clock strikes 12:00 midnight. The first New Year’s Eve display was held in 1996 and continues to grow in size year on year.
So whether you are having a couple of friends over for drinks and dinner and would like a small barrage to welcome in the New Year or having a full on bash at your local Community Centre, give us a ring or drop us an email and we will happily make recommendations that are tailored to your needs.
Here is the official fireworks video of the London 2008 New Year fireworks display filmed by the BBC, celebrating 2008, from the heart of London in the magnificent setting of Big Ben, the London Eye, Somerset House and Embankment.