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Painting the sky with fireworks
1:00pm Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
Organisers are urging visitors to book their tickets in advance due to high demand.
Run by the Southampton Round Table No. 4, and supported by the Daily Echo, this year’s explosive event promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Coles’ fun fair opens from 1pm. The park will then close at 3pm and reopen at 3.30pm.
Last year all 10,000 tickets were sold with thousands raised for local charities.
These included Radio Lollipop, Simon Says, Well Being, Fairbridge Solent, Southampton Christmas Cafe and Southampton and the Isle of Wight Youth Options.
The fireworks will be sent shooting up into the sky from a shipping barge at 7.15pm by Komodo Fireworks Ltd of Southampton. The city skies will be ablaze with colour for the magical display.
Organiser Steve Badger, of Komodo Fireworks Ltd, said: “Southampton Round Table No.4’s Big Bang firework spectacular is almost upon us and this year we are going to paint the sky with colour and noise.
“With a pre-purchased ticket you have the opportunity to be entered into a free raffle. Tickets are selling fast and we would urge the public to buy early, however you can also pay on the night.”
He added: “This year’s event is not to be missed. By coming to Mayflower Park and watching from inside you will be benefiting many good causes as all proceeds go to local charities.”
Mark Collins, of Wave 105, will be on hand to entertain crowds with live music from two acts Vanquish and Luciel Johns.
Tickets can be bought in advance from the visitor information centre in the Civic Centre or from mayflowerparkfireworks.co.uk.