Sheffield After Dark Bonfire Night Fireworks Display 2007, Sheffield, Yorkshire
The After Dark fireworks display – or fireworks event, in fact – has everything. It’s a modern, fun, public Bonfire Night event, with all the classic elements that you would hope for: a big crowd, great music, a loud funfair, the smell of food, a big bonfire and of course, an awesome Alchemy Fireworks display. Scott Barton, MD of the Sheffield Events Co has run After Dark for more than 10 years, and knows what people want to experience at a Bonfire Night event. We worked with Scott to produce an upbeat soundtrack that would appeal to all ages, featuring songs that are recognisible but not clichéd firework music. “There’s such a fertile music scene in Sheffield that we also wanted to include some pieces by local artists, such as the Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley” says Rob Farrow, “It really helps give the show a sense of place and you can hear that the crowd especially love the tracks by Sheffield artists.”
As well as getting the right soundtrack, we have worked with Scott to develop the way that fireworks are fired at the venue. Axing big shells from a distant firing site, using a wider frontage for cakes and candles, and launching fireworks from the Cupola have all been successful measures to make the display more exciting and create a bigger impact. In addition, we rig a “VIP Bonfire Start”, so that the lighting of the huge Don Valley Bowl bonfire is a bigger and more dramatic part of the evening, erupting into life with crackers, flares, fountains and waterfalls. We’re proud to be involved in Yorkshire’s biggest and best bonfire night fireworks display.
“U R booked for next year!” Text message straight after the show from Scott Barton, Managing Director, Sheffield Events Company