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Himley bonfire preparations are hotting up
11:23am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
PREPARATIONS are hotting up for the Himley bonfire celebrations next month.
The annual event will be held at Himley Park on Saturday November 3 and will include a fireworks display set to a soundtrack to mark the momentous events of 2012.
The show, called a Blaze of Glory, will include music from Mick Jagger and David Bowie, Gary Barlow, Coldplay, The Verve, Shirley Bassey and Kanye West.
More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the event - which has been held each year for over 35 years.
Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley’s cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “The Himley bonfire never disappoints and is always one of the biggest and the best shows in the country.
“I am sure thousands of people will go along to enjoy the family fun and a night of celebrating all that has been great in 2012.”
Gates are set to open at 4.30pm and Free Radio will be entertaining the crowd from 6.30pm.
The bonfire will be lit at 7.45pm with the fireworks starting at 8.30pm.
Tickets cost £8 for adults, £4 for juniors and senior citizens and free for under fives.
A family ticket for two adults and two children is £20 while car parking is £3.
A free bus service will run from Dudley, Sedgley, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill, Halesowen and Stourbridge from 5.30pm onwards.
Further details are available from dudley.gov.uk or by calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.