The city skyline will be lit up in a blaze of colour on Friday evening (November 5) as the annual fireworks display takes place in Glasgow Green.
More than 50,000 people are expected at the Green for Glasgow Fireworks 2010 in association with MAMMA MIA! INTERNATIONAL TOUR – Scotland’s largest organised fireworks display. The spectacular night of entertainment will start at 6.30pm when Clyde 1 breakfast hosts George Bowie and Suzie McGuire take to the stage to warm up the crowd with some pre-show entertainment before the display itself, which starts at 7.30pm.
The hugely colourful fireworks will blast skywards to an irresistible 20-minute soundtrack made up of ABBA hits from the musical MAMMA MIA! During the display more than 3,000 fireworks will explode, setting the city ablaze with colour and lighting up some of Glasgow’s best loved landmarks. Event organisers Glasgow Life, who have been planning the extravaganza for over 10 months, are asking people who plan to come along to wrap up warm and leave their own fireworks at home to ensure a great night is had by all.
Lord Provost of Glasgow Bob Winter said: “Glasgow Fireworks is always one of the highlights of the year when thousands of people converge on Glasgow Green to enjoy the country’s largest and safest organised display. The city skyline and some of our most iconic landmarks including the People’s Palace and Doulton Fountain are illuminated in a blaze of colour as thousands of fireworks race into the night sky. And with Radio Clyde providing the pre-entertainment on Friday it promises to be a fantastic night out for all the family.”
Clyde 1 radio breakfast show co-host, George Bowie, said: “Suzie and I are absolutely delighted to be hosting the annual fireworks display at Glasgow Green. This is always a really exciting and colourful event, and this year over 50,000 members of the public are expected to come along to enjoy the celebrations. What we enjoy most about hosting events like this is the chance it gives us to engage with our local listeners, and to experience first-hand all the excellent banter Glaswegians have to offer.”