As reported in the Everning telegrath in peterborough
A fireworks firm in Peterborough has vowed to “raise the bar” at the spectacular show it is planning to rival the recently revived Firework Fiesta.
The ET reported on Monday that the city’s Firework Fiesta show is set to be revived this year and held at the East of England Showground on November 3.
But now bosses at PDC Fireworks, who have been organising a display at Bretton Rugby Club for the past two years, have pencilled in their show for November 2 – and are promising to give people a better experience.
Paul Chisnall, the manager of PDC Fireworks, said: “Our aim is to put on a show the likes of which people have never seen before.
“The Fireworks Fiesta spends lots of money on lots of fireworks but their display is simply fireworks and one going on after the other.
“I think that some people will get bored of this.
“We will be holding Peterborough’s first ever multimedia pyro-musical fireworks display.
“This means that fireworks are set off to music and done in time to a beat.
“This year we will be raising the bar and using a range of special effects including a giant video projection.
“We will also have a flame throwing machine which will shoot flames 15-metres high.
“What we are aiming to do is give people a lot more entertainment.”
Mr Chisnall added that he hoped the event would continue to attract a growing number of spectators.
He said: “We’ve been holding the display at the rugby club for the past two years and the first time we held it 500 people turned up.
“The next year the crowd was around 2,000 and last year a massive 5,000 people turned up to watch.
“We are not trying to compete with the Firework Fiesta or say to people don’t go to that show – we just want to give people something different.
“We’re a local company and we’re doing this for Peterborough.”
Colin Harrison, president of the Rotary Club of Peterborough, which is co-organiser of Firework Fiesta, said their event was a “different ball game” to the PDC event.
He said: “Their show has been running for a few years while the fiesta has been going for 36 years, minus last year of course.
“We are going to have more attractions at this year’s display, and we are in the early stages of booking these.
“We are currently part way through booking a headline stage act to perform on the night. But as usual the display will be a real family night out.”
A preview of PDC display will soon be online at www.pdcfireworks.co.uk.