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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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SYDNEY FIREWORKS NEW YEAR’S EVE

As you can appreciate designing a world class fireworks display takes years of experience, months of preparation, practise and a dedication, checking daily for new innovations in the pyrotechnic world to enhance your display and make it stand out from the rest, so when we heard about this we got a little excited.

02 Sydney NYE Fireworks 2015

As many of our regular viewers to our blog will be aware, the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney Harbour, hold not just one display but two; the main display is fired at midnight but earlier in the evening at 9pm a more family orientated show is fired for the younger children, most of which will be in the land of nod by midnight.

Held in association with Australia’s ABC3 TV network some lucky person will be offered the chance to design the show and have their name in the history books.

We assume the competition is open the Auzzie’s only but this is not mentioned. Simply watch the video, design the fireworks you would like the whole world to see and upload your pictures to abc.net.au/nye.

Best of luck to everyone and pass me my coloured pencils!

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New Years Eve Australia 2014

Here in the UK we all wait for this one as it feels like the start of the NYE celebrations around the World whilst in reality, there are a number of other Countries which will have seen midnight some time before them.

The Australian celebrations begin at 1:00pm UK time. Annually, the display is discussed and decided upon in the spring and the rest of the year is spent in planning to ensure that everything goes to plan.

Historically, they have had two main displays on NYE, one which is at 9:00pm for the children and the main display of course at Midnight. This year there is to be an additional display at around 10:30pm this is said to fill in the entertainment gap to ensure that all spectators remain captivated until the big display at midnight. They say that there will be enough pyro to be seen from outer space. A claim they are unlikely to be able to prove but it will doubtless be absolutely beautiful.

The Australian display is choreographed to music and is to be fired by Foti International Fireworks who have been shouldering the responsibility for the fantastic displays since 2000.

This year’s display is going to be pretty special as for the first time in many years, there will be a thousand fireworks being launched from the Sydney Opera House in addition to the massive amount of pyro being fired from every usable part of the bridge and across the footways and of course on barges on the water.

If you should need any fireworks to welcome in the New Year, we will be open every day from 8:00am to around 5:30pm whether you are looking for a single big rocket or indeed a full on display, we have something to suit every budget and taste.

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