*Covid-19 Update 30th July 2020*

Dear Festival goers.

As you are aware, we are all adapting to many changes to our everyday routines. In turn, the Festival of Fireworks organisers have been working very closely behind the scenes in order to assess whether we can hold our event safely and in accordance with Government guidelines.  We thoroughly appreciate your support and patience whilst doing so.  

Many weeks of planning have been put into these assessments to ensure we deliver a safe and secure event, whilst still maintaining the quality and spectacle you, our audience, have come to expect over the past 20 years. The added infrastructure and manpower costs required to achieve this are considerable and in these trying times we have to be sure the event is financially viable for it to proceed. We looked into the options of increasing ticket prices to counter the increased costs, or restructuring the style of the event to combat the issues – but charging more for a downsized event is not a compromise we were comfortable with.  We have delivered the UK’s Premier Fireworks Event for over 20 years – and we want to keep it that way!

The Government and NHS are now issuing warnings of an imminent second wave of Covid-19, and once again we are facing more change.  Whilst full lockdown rules are unlikely to return, our most recent advice regarding mass gatherings now suggests that events such as ours will likely see restrictions re-imposed. Local lockdowns may also see travel restrictions, which again could impact attendance. The safety of our audience, exhibitors, ground crew, and display teams must come first, and even if we could provide the Festival that you all love so much in accordance with the current distancing guidelines, we cannot ignore the warnings issued.

With this new advice, we cannot in good conscience keep tickets on sale for this year, and it is with heartfelt sadness that we must announce that this year’s Festival of Fireworks will be postponed until next year. 

Tickets already purchased will be valid for either the 2021 or 2022 Festival so you will still be able to support our event. 

Understandably, this is an upsetting announcement for everyone involved. We have organised the Festival of Fireworks for over 20 years, and all who have attended previously – some of you for a great many years, know how much love and commitment goes into the Festival.   We are heartbroken at the decision we have had to make.  We hope that you will understand how very difficult it has been to do so, and will continue to support our Festival by returning in 2021 when we can all celebrate togetherness with an event to remember.  Again, tickets already purchased will be valid for either the 2021 or 2022 Festival and we thank you for your support and understanding.

Sincerely,

Jubilee Fireworks Team

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*Covid-19 Update 10th July 2020*

Dear Festival friends and followers,

The government has now issued guidance on the safe management of outdoor events and we are currently looking at the requirements. Provided that we can meet the demands to ensure a safe event, the Festival will go ahead on 5th September as originally planned. We will reach a definite decision by the end of July.  If the event can be held, it is likely that the attendance will be limited this year, with pre-booking only (no ticket sales on the gate). We also need to sell enough tickets to ensure that the event is financially viable. Should the Festival not go ahead this year, we will validate tickets already purchased for 2021 or 2022. Click to view our ticket terms.

Sincerely,
The Jubilee Fireworks team.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COMPANY STATEMENT as of March 31st 2020

Dear Festival friends and followers,

Given the current situation, we are following the advice and strict requirements of the UK government.   Our offices and premises are now closed for the foreseeable future and it is unlikely that we (Jubilee Fireworks) will be carrying out any displays for at least three months, or until the situation improves.

We are unable to respond to telephone calls for the time being, but will continue to post messages and updates on social media to keep everyone informed and hopefully entertained!  We will answer all and enquiries in relation to the Festival, and tickets are still on sale via the website.  Click to view our ticket terms.

Fireworks are associated with joy and celebration; now is not the time to focus too much attention on them.  However, the current crisis will not go on forever and when things change for the better it will be time to celebrate again. What better way than to see the sky ablaze with colour at the 2020 Festival of Fireworks!  Until then, stay safe.

Sincerely,
The Jubilee Fireworks team.