Against a backdrop of Ally Pally’s breath-taking panoramic views of London, fireworks will light up the skyline in a unique display, set to a soundtrack curated by former Radio 1 DJ and Bestival founder Rob da Bank.
Proceedings will begin with a new addition to the festival, a pagan-inspired fire-lighting ritual, designed by Mutoid Waste whose previous work has been featured at Glastonbury. This dazzling spectacle will culminate in the lighting of a 30ft effigy, designed by young people in collaboration with local artists, which will sit atop the bonfire.
The 2019 Fireworks Festival will play host to music, cabaret, bars, a funfair filled with retro rides, the great bonfire and some surprises to be unveiled on the night.
Café de Pally, also situated in the family area, will be hosted by critically acclaimed comedian Ed Night who will present live bands, cabaret and stand-up sets from comics, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the gathered crowds.
Festival goers can also catch a film at the Luna Cinema, located in the palace’s newly renovated Victorian theatre which opened in December 2018.
The cinema will show a selection of much-loved family favourites such as Ghostbusters and Toy Story 4 plus late-night screenings of dystopian political thriller V for Venetta and cult horror classic The Shining.
Alternatively, go for a spin on the Ally Pally ice rink which will be open throughout the festival.
StrEATlife Village, one of London’s top street food and craft beer festivals, will be serving up refreshments in the family area all evening from some of the finest names on the street food scene. The village will also host live sets from Rob da Bank and legendary music producer and Soul II Soul founder, Jazzie B.
The UK’s largest German Bier Festival will run alongside the firework festivities, serving some of the finest German beers with show-stopping headline performances from unmissable tribute bands The Killerz and Elton on stage.
Tickets from £1.50. Buy yours at fireworks.london.