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Tickets for Mayor's Firework Fiesta will not go on sale before the event
A SPECTACULAR display of colour and sound will entertain crowds at this year’s Firework Fiesta.
On Monday, thousands of people are expected to attend the Mayor’s annual charity Guy Fawkes Night event in War Memorial Park, Basingstoke.
Last year the crowds were wowed by a 30-minute firework display accompanied by pop music which filled the sky with showers of light and colour.
And this year’s event is expected to be just as impressive. But for the first time, tickets will not go on sale before the event.
In previous years, people have been able to buy tickets beforehand at a lower price.
But this year they will only be sold at the gate on the night and must be paid for with cash.
This is because in previous years only a small number of the total ticket sales were prior to the event, and it was decided to simplify the ticketing system and only sell tickets on the gate.
Tickets cost £9 for adults, £5 for children aged 16-and-under and £24 for a family of two adults and two children.
The Firework Fiesta is one of the biggest fundraisers in the town, and this year will generate money for the charity appeal of the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane – Cllr Martin Biermann.
He is raising cash in support of, respectively, RadCan, which is campaigning for a local radiotherapy centre; the Camrose Centre, which supports homeless people in the borough; Basingstoke Consortium, a charity which works with young people; and Age Concern Basingstoke.
The park will open at 6pm with fireworks starting at approximately 7.30pm.
Walls Funfair and Kestrel FM will provide entertainment during the evening, and there will also be food and drink stalls.
Cllr Biermann said: “The Mayor’s fireworks event is a perfect opportunity for people to come together to enjoy a spectacular firework display in a safe environment, whilst also raising money for good local causes. I hope lots of people will come along and join us.”
He added: “It’ll be fun whatever the weather!”