Firework feast of crackle and pop
PUBLISHED: 18:21 23 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:43 03 March 2010
LET me entertain you!
That's the title of the Robbie Williams classic which will open this year's firework spectacular in Christchurch Park, presented by the 11th Ipswich Scout Group in conjunction with The Evening Star.
LET me entertain you!
That's the title of the Robbie Williams classic which will open this year's firework spectacular in Christchurch Park, presented by the 11th Ipswich Scout Group in conjunction with The Evening Star. And entertaining is just what it's all about.
This year's breathtaking display, the biggest and best in East Anglia, marks the 30th year of the event.
So, to celebrate, the fireworks – a masterful display fired by the expert team at Shell Shock – will be set to chart hits from the last three decades.
After starting off with Robbie, the evening continues with more great hits designed to appeal to all the family.
The non-stop hits include Bruce Springsteen classic Dancing in the Dark, the Bee Gees' Tragedy, Abba's Eurovision winner Waterloo, The Beatles' Get Back and Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
Then the finale includes We Are the Champions by Queen, Pinball Wizard by The Who, and Tina Turner's Simply the Best – the perfect description for this spectacular display.
Firing to split-second timing isn't an easy task – but you'll be amazed by how closely the fireworks tie in with the music.
The £32,000 display will be by far the biggest ever seen in Suffolk for Guy Fawkes, and it's expected to attract a crowd of 30,000.
Also on the music front, there will be two stages with seven live bands performing, the SGR roadshow and the ever-popular Suffolk school of Samba.
There will also be the region's largest funfair, many different types of catering and much more. Entertaining? You bet!
Tickets are available from the following outlets: The Evening Star offices in Lower Brook Street and Adcentre Solar Felixstowe; Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre, Ipswich; Ipswich Entertainments Box Office, Princes Street; Sainsbury's, all Ipswich stores; Keith Avis, High Street, and their store in Buyright Superstore, Hadleigh; United News, Thoroughfare and Turban Centre, Woodbridge; Tourist Information Centres at St Stephen's Lane, Ipswich and Wilkes Way, Stowmarket.