OLDHAM COUNCIL’S ‘Big Bang’ bonfire celebrations are returning for the fifth year and the event promises to be the best yet.
Scenic Oldham Edge will once again host the free family-friendly event that will light up the skies above Oldham on Thursday, November 3.
This year double British firework champions ‘Fantastic Fireworks’ will take centre stage with a masterclass in pyrotechnic performance choreographed to a carefully selected soundtrack.
The Oldham Edge site will open from 5pm, starting with a funfair and delicious food stalls, with the fiery fun from 6pm onwards.
Flame Oz will headline the stageshow with an unrivalled ‘glow show’ display followed by a high energy fire dance and juggling extravaganza.
Oldham’s own Juba do Leao are also returning with their Latin vibes and percussion to keep the audience dancing.
Elliot Eastwick, the popular local breakfast show DJ from our event partners Revolution 96.2, will guide guests through proceedings towards the grand finale.
And one lucky child will have the chance to push the button and launch the fireworks display that will be visible across every corner of the borough from 7pm onwards.
Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “This is the fifth year we’ve held the Big Bang and once again we’ve lined up another stunning array of entertainment.
“The event is absolutely free, fun and safe for families and we can’t think of a better way to mark Bonfire Night.
“More than 10,000 people attended last year and we’ve worked harder than ever to ensure this year will be another great success.
“I’d like to thank all the volunteers who are giving up their time on the night, to work as marshalls and car park attendants, all ensuring the event can go ahead.”
To enter your child in the free prize draw to start the firework display, simply visit The Big Bang webpage at www.oldham.gov.uk/bonfire
Alcohol, sparklers, fireworks and fires – will not be permitted on site and will be confiscated. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All town centre car parks owned by Oldham Council will be free of charge from 3pm on the day. Further information about the event and entertainment will be released in the run-up.
Local weather will be closely monitored in the run-up to the event. If conditions are thought to pose any threat to public safety then some aspects could be cancelled.