Hartlepool Fireworks and Music Spectacular
Fireworks are BACK with a bang! So wrap up warm in your winter woollies and head over to Seaton Carew as we come together to watch the sky light up. There will be a range of entertainment, including music and dance, before the evening concludes with our spectacular organised display.
Friday 4th November, 4:30pm onwards
Seaton Carew Clock Tower
The free Hartlepool Borough Council event gets under way at 4.30pm at the Clock Tower on the seafront. There will be a children’s fairground, plus a sparkling line-up of entertainment on the nearby main stage from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, hosted by Amy Oakden from BBC Tees.
On the bill will be singer Faye Aspinall, girl group Pink Lemonade, music from dynamic local duo Pek and Wanley plus a laugh-a-minute special appearance by the cast of Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre’s upcoming Christmas family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
Move over Little Mix, there’s some new girls in town! ‘PINK LEMONADE’ are Hartlepool’s very own girlband! The band is made up of Imo, Amelia, Lillie and Lois and the fantastic four have been performing for audiences around the North East for many years. The girls are guaranteed to keep you entertained with their amazing harmonies, catchy set list and slick dance moves!
The fireworks start at 6.40pm, with the countdown being led by the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool Councillor Brian Cowie.
The display will be launched from an extended area along the beach stretching from the bus station to the children’s play area, giving the audience a much larger viewing area from which to enjoy the display and they are encouraged to spread themselves right along the prom. For safety reasons there will be no access to the beach itself.
The event will end at 7pm.
As in previous years, The Front at Seaton Carew between the Station Lane and Elizabeth Way junctions will be closed to traffic from 6.15pm to 7.30pm.
Given the popularity of the event, people are being encouraged to walk to it if possible, or use public transport – please check the Stagecoach timetable at www.stagecoachbus.com for details of extended services.
As the fireworks will be visible along a wider area on the seafront, visitors are encouraged to park in the following areas:
The Hartlepool Bay car park near Newburn Bridge (62 spaces)
Along the section of Coronation Drive between Warrior Drive and the steelworks bridge access road – parking restrictions will be suspended on the northbound side of the road only from mid-afternoon
The Rocket House car park (80 spaces). Anyone intending to use the Rocket House car park should please note the above road closure times
The Seaview ‘Sandy’ car park just south of the Clock Tower (650 spaces)
Parking in the above car parks will be free from 4pm. Disabled parking is available in all three car parks.
Any visitors who park in residential streets are asked to please park legally and considerately – parking enforcement teams will be in operation to deal with inconsiderate or illegal parking.
Parking will not be permitted on De Havilland Way and in the wider Dunes housing estate.
Traffic management staff will be in place on roads near to the event to provide advice and guidance.
If the immediate area around Seaton Carew becomes heavily congested then road closures may be applied at the Power Station roundabout, the Golden Flatts roundabout and Newburn Bridge.