Fireworks to light up Liverpool skies tonight

Fireworks

Liverpool will put the ‘fire’ into fireworks tonight in two special themed displays.

This year’s FREE 5 November illuminations will take place at Newsham and Sefton Parks and will be synchronised to an uplifitng soundtrack of songs which are all fire-related.

Starting at 7.30pm, the evening’s playlist includes Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain, Elvis Presley’s Burning Love, Etta James Fire and Social Distortion’s Ring of Fire.

Liverpool City Council’s Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Our organised displays are hugely popular, with around 40,000 people enjoying the spectacular fireworks across both parks last year.

“They attract so many people, not just because it’s fantastic free family entertainment, but it’s a safe way to enjoy November 5.

“A great soundtrack add to the unbeatable atmosphere and we’re sure thousands will once again head to these two beautiful parks for an explosive night to remember.”

Visitors to the displays are advised to travel on foot or use public transport, leaving plenty of time to travel to the event. For travel information visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk. There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park and Gardners Drive at Newsham Park.

Those attending the events are asked not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers or Chinese lanterns.

They are also asked to wear sensible clothing and footwear and not to bring dogs to the display.

The displays will last for approximately 20 minutes.

The city council is working closely with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police to ensure people enjoy 5 November safely and reduce the problems which can be associated with this time of year.

Members of the public are being asked to make sure they don’t leave potentially flammable material lying around, and not to give young people timber or other combustible materials for use on bonfires.