A SPECIAL high-flying fireworks formation has been added to the free, brand new bonfire night event on the Mersey waterfront. River of Light takes place on Saturday 5 November and sees Liverpool and Wirral join forces to stage a firework spectacular on the River Mersey. Joining the already packed line-up, are the Twister Aerobatic Team who are renowned for their ‘heart in the mouth’ aerial performances which will see pyrotechnic effects stream from the wings of each of the two Silence Twister aircrafts. They will wow the thousands expected to line both sides of the Mersey from around 4.40pm. Star Fireworks, one of the most successful and experienced firework display companies in Europe and the current British Fireworks Champion of Champions, are delivering the show. Andy Hubble the company’s MD said: “We’re delighted to be able to announce that the Twister Aerobatic Team are part of River of Light. “I’ve worked with them on many occasions and wherever they perform, the reaction from the crowds when they see the skill and talent of the team on display is amazing. “We’ve enjoyed working with Liverpool and Wirral councils to stage this brand new event and I hope as many people as possible head to the waterfront to enjoy this firework spectacular.” Providing the bespoke soundtrack to the evening will be official media partner Radio City 96.7 which will broadcast River of Light live on air and online via their media player. The webcam from the top of the Radio City tower will also be streaming the display live on the Radio City website for those who can’t make it on the night. It will also be available via their free Radio City app. Chris Rick, Radio City’s Content Director, said “Seeing the skyline above the Mersey illuminated in a rainbow of colours will be a sight to behold. There’s nothing more magical than watching a firework display, that is unless you do it to music! Seeing the fireworks go off in rhythm to the music on Radio City with make it a Fifth of November to remember.” The running order of the evening is as follows:
- 4pm – Build up begins with Bring The Fire street entertainment at Albert Dock Salthouse Quay, Mann Island, Princes Parade and Hamilton Square/Woodside Ferry Terminal in Wirral.
- 4.40pm – Twister Aerobatic Team takes to the skies for approximately 10 minutes
- 5.30pm to approx. 6.15pm – Les Commandos Percu and Deabru Beltzak, a group of world renowned drummers will parade from Liverpool Town Hall in a spectacular fusion of percussion and pyrotechnics.
- 6.30pm – Mid-River fireworks display begins.
- 6.50pm – Show ends.