Lights. River. ACTION!

Lights. River. ACTION!

It’s that time again, when sparks fly on one November night up and down the country. But this year, Liverpool’s River Mersey will be home to an extraordinary series of pyrotechnic explosions to put all other Bonfire Nights to shame. Behold! River of Light is coming!

This November 5th, Liverpool and Wirral councils will join forces in what’s set to be the brightest night of the year, with spectators experiencing world-renowned international drummers, street-entertainment, pre-show animations and an enormous fireworks extravaganza finale.

From 4pm, drummers and fire performers, ‘Bring the Fire Project’, will be descending upon four Merseyside locations – Albert Dock, Mann Island Basin, Princes Parade and Hamilton Square/Woodside Ferry Terminal – building up crowds with fire and all things electrifying. And it wouldn’t be Bonfire night without face painting (UV face paint, to be exact) …along with illuminated theatre performers and free light painting workshops to cascade colour throughout the streets of Liverpool.

A brand new announcement to the already spectacular lineup is the Twister Aerobatic Team –  ‘heart in the mouth’ aerial performances are on the cards, wowing the crowd from 4:40pm with pyrotechnic effects streaming from the wings of each of the two Silence Twister aircrafts.

World-renowned drummers Les Commandos Percu and Deabru Beltzak will energise the crowd with their masked drum magic from 5.30pm outside Liverpool Town Hall, leading the masses through the city centre towards the grand finale on the iconic waterfront. Think percussion, movement, animation and firework surprises…these guys are going to leave you with your jaws well and truly dropped.

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And now, for the grand finale

Scheduled to start at 6.30pm atop three barges in the middle of the River Mersey, one of the most successful and experienced firework display companies, Star Fireworks, will commence their mesmerising display. The firework experts have created displays for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Big Brother finals, so we’re expecting nothing less than an explosive night of breath-taking sights.

Unsurprisingly, viewing areas are crucial to your experience, so line your way along the docks from Alexandra Tower on Princes Parade along past the Arena and Convention Centre if you’re city centre-bound. Wirral crowds can view the almighty show from anywhere along the New Brighton promenade, all the way around to Seacombe and even Woodside.

Wrap up warm, widen your eyes, and get set for a Bonfire Night to remember…

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Published: 25/10/2016

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