ORGANISERS of this year’s Downend Round Table Fireworks have revealed more details about this year’s event – and the charities which benefited from last year’s show.
Tickets for this year’s display, which takes place on November 3, are due to go on sale on October 1.
This year’s display is the 52nd staged by Downend Round Table to raise money for good causes.
The 2022 event raised a record £50,000 for charities and good causes.
So far this year more than £40,000 has been given away to local groups, including Bristol Alzheimer’s research charity BRACE, disability cycling group Warmley Wheelers, learning disability employment and training charity PROPS and women’s mental health and housing service Missing Link.
Donations have also been made to individuals to help with specific needs.
In addition to the main display at 8pm, set up by UK Fireworks Championship winners Skyburst, this year’s show will again feature a quieter children’s display at 6.30pm, a bonfire, sparkler area, live entertainment and a variety of food and drink stalls.
There are two main changes to this year’s ticketing arrangements.
Firstly, all ticket sales will be online only this year.
With the last two displays having sold out in advance, there will be no sales at the gate.
Secondly, family tickets, which offered a small group discount for anyone buying for two adults and two children, are no longer being sold.
Organisers have done this so they can freeze the price of tickets for adults and children (aged three and over) for a third year running, at £8 and £6 respectively.
VIP tickets, with a “premium viewing area”, seating and blankets and umbrellas if needed, cost £20 each.
Tickets will be delivered electronically and can be scanned from a phone, so people coming along will not need to print them out.
Sales of glow in the dark toys and sparklers will also be card-only this year, although people are being advised to bring cash for some of the stalls and rides.
Event chairman Paul Wells said: “Downend Round Table Fireworks is not just about entertainment; it’s about giving back to the community.
“Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities and causes, helping make a positive impact.
“Downend Round Table Fireworks is an event that brings families and friends together, creating lasting memories against the backdrop of a magnificent fireworks display.”
Tickets will go on sale from October 1 online at www.downendrt.co.uk, where more details about the event can be found.