Spectacular York fireworks display planned to say thank you to NHS and key workers

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19 Apr 2020 @ 10.45 pm
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The organisers of one of York’s most popular events are planning to stage a fireworks spectacular with one aim in mind – to thank the coronavirus key workers.

York Balloon Fiesta is still set to go ahead for three days in September, and now the organisers are to end it with a pyrotechnic show of gratitude to everyone who is on the frontline.

The fireworks will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack. Organisers are asking for ideas for suitable songs, and suggestions so far include

  • You’ll Never Walk Alone
  • Angels, and
  • Simply The Best.

Showing community spirit

Fiesta fireworks in 2019. Photograph: Kieran Delaney

The fireworks finale will be on the last day of the festival, Sunday 27 September.

Fiesta organiser, John Lowery of York-based Events & Attractions, said: “We want to show community spirit to thank the NHS.

“The balloon fiesta is about bringing everyone together to have fun and enjoy themselves. We want to bring that spirit back and allow everyone to show their appreciation – hopefully, subject to government guidance at the time.”

There are no upcoming events at this time.

He described it as “a spectacular firework and laser display to end the balloon fiesta and say thank thank you to the NHS and key workers. It will be bigger than our display last year, which some people commented was the best they had seen.

“The songs will be dedicated to them, and the display will have some interesting parts to it which we don’t want to give away…”

If you have any ideas for suitable music for the tribute, drop a line to [email protected], or send them on our social media.