Thousands of Newham residents enjoy musical fireworks spectacular

6 November 2017 in Events and Mayor
Crowds of more than 33,000 residents enjoyed a dazzling firework display organised by Newham Council, which was choreographed to a medley of popular music, old and new.
The annual free event, saw nearly 23,000 residents flocking to the site at Wanstead Flats to watch the thrilling spectacle, with a further 10,000 people enjoying the display from outside the ground and on nearby streets.

The display opened with the iconic introduction from Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven with the song returning for the dramatic finale.

The crowd cheered as glittering rockets soared to Panjabi MC’s Mundian To Bach Ke and families were delighted as golden fireworks exploded to the strains of the theme music from Beauty and the Beast. Other songs which formed the display included Joan Jett’s I Love Rock 'n' Roll, Mr Blue Sky by the Electric Light Orchestra and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling.

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham said: “I am always happy to see so many families enjoying themselves at our popular Guy Fawkes Night and I am very proud to offer this evening to residents free of charge. This was an impressive display featuring a soundtrack of popular music, chosen to please all our residents and the spectacular fireworks could be seen for miles. It was great to see so many families having fun, watching the fireworks in this safe environment.”

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