Tickets on sale now for Downend firework spectacular

Downend Firework Show 2013.

Tickets for Bristol’s biggest charity firework display are now available to buy from local outlets.

The event, which is taking place on Friday 1st November, has celebrated over 40 years in the city, raising vital funds for charity and drawing crowds from across the south west.

Organisers say they expect this year’s display to be another sell out success and are urging people to get their tickets sooner rather than later.

Andrew Simmonds, 34, from Downend, is one of the Great Western Round Table members who helps to arrange the show each year. He said:

“Tickets are now on sale and judging by the positive feedback we’ve had about the event so far we’re expecting them to go fast!”

“We are the largest charity display in Bristol and people travel far and wide to come so we’re urging those interested to get their tickets soon.”

“Tickets are available from local shops and PTAs or from the website.”

“We have secured the best firework company in Bristol – Skyburst – and have increased our spend by £2,500 so it’s guaranteed to be a spectacular show.”

“It’s a marvellous opportunity to see the best pyrotechnic display for miles around while raising money for great local causes at the same time.”

Held at the King George V playing fields in Sutherland Avenue, the event is set to attract thousands of visitors from the region.

Since the first Downend fireworks night in 1971, the Round Table has raised more than half a million pounds which has been ploughed back into the community.

This year the headline charity is the Frenchay After Burns Children’s Club with several other local charities benefiting, as well as Children In Need.

Once again there will be much more than just fireworks at the event. BBC Radio Bristol are on board to provide presenters and entertainment acts and there will be a selection of attractions and entertainment for children including a special children’s firework display.

The main sponsor this year is Checkatrade with Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School sponsoring the children’s display and Bristol Audi sponsoring the main display.

More details on ticket prices and where you can get them is available at

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