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LIVERPOOL’S two fireworks displays are all about the feel good factor this year.

Taking place at Sefton and Newsham Parks on Thursday 5 November, the free illuminations both start at 7.30pm and will be synchronised to a crowd-pleasing soundtrack.

The playlist for the evening includes Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Frozen favourite Let It Go, Nat King Cole’s classic When I Fall In Love and brand new Bond themeWriting’s On The Wall by Sam Smith.

Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “These displays have become a staple of resident’s events calendars, and it feels like we step up the spectacular each year.

“Last year, more than 40,000 people enjoyed both sets of fireworks, and we had a fantastic reaction not only to the visual feast, but also to the accompanying soundtrack.  So we wanted to build on this for 2015 and the team have come up with a great up-lifting set list which will really add to the atmosphere.

“We want everyone to enjoy November 5, yet be safe at the same time, and organised displays are a great way to achieve this.

“I’m sure this year’s events will be just as popular as previous years and once again there will be a great community feel to the event as everyone “oohhs” and “aahhhs” in unison!”

For the second year, Heart North West will be the media partner for the event, and presenters Joel Ross & Lorna Bancroft will be hosting the display at Sefton Park, and Heart Angels will be hosting Newsham Park.

The presenters said: “We’re really looking forward to working with Liverpool city council on this year’s fireworks events, after hosting the events last year we are really excited to be involved with both the displays in Sefton and Newsham Park again this year.

“We’ll also be giving all of the latest travel and access news for the fireworks displays on air on the day of the events to make sure any visitors can access and exit the displays as quickly and safely as possible.”

Visitors to the displays are advised to leave early in plenty of time to travel to the event.  There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park and Gardners Drive at Newsham Park.

Due to significant road work disruption at the junction of Smithdown Road, Ullet Road and Greenbank Drive we encourage you to leave your cars at home as delays are expected. The event organisers would urge Sefton Park attendees to walk around the park to the review field and to avoid the café area in the centre of the park in order to avoid congestion and delays.

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.


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