Liverpool Fireworks Displays a “Salute to the Services”

This year, Liverpool’s November 5 fireworks displays will pay tribute to services and the armed forces.

The free illuminations take place at Newsham and Sefton Parks. Starting at 7.30pm, both displays will be synchronised to services-related music, with the playlist including Hearts of Oak, Crown Imperial, The Dambusters, I Vow to Thee My Country, Rule Britannia, and Land of Hope and Glory.

Liverpool’s assistant mayor, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:

“These displays are always hugely popular, with around 40,000 people enjoying the fireworks across both parks last year. We want everyone to enjoy November 5, yet be safe at the same time, and organised displays are a great way to achieve this.

“It’s wonderful that this event can be part of the city’s World War One commemorations and I’m sure the soundtrack will add an emotional element to the evening.”

Heart North West will be the media partner for the event, with Heart Breakfast presenters Joel Ross and Lorna Bancroft hosting both parks’ displays.

Joel Ross said:

“We are delighted to be working with Culture Liverpool at two of their firework displays, at Sefton Park and Newsham Park, this year. Since launching Heart North West in May, we have loved waking up the people of Liverpool and it’s exciting to be involved in such a great event. Lorna and I are really looking forward to hosting the display at Sefton Park and saying hello to lots of our listeners.”

It is advised that visitors to the displays travel on foot or use public transport, leaving with plenty of time in advance for travel. Travel information is available from There is limited accessible parking at Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park and Gardners Drive at Newsham Park.

Note to Sefton Park attendees:

Persons attending the Sefton Park display are asked to use the outside perimeter of the park to arrive at the Review Field, Croxteth Drive where the display is held. Due to congestion at the café in the centre of the park please note some of the internal paths will be closed in the run-up to the display.

Those attending the events are asked not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers or Chinese lanterns.

They are also asked to wear sensible clothing and footwear and not to bring dogs to the display.

The displays will last for approximately 20 minutes.

The city council is working closely with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police to ensure people enjoy 5 November safely and reduce the problems which can be associated with this time of year.


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Words: Peter Cribley

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