25 August, 2008

Fireworks Tix Frenzy

The last batch of tickets for the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert went on sale at 10am on Sunday morning. The first ticket hungry punters arrived at 4am (!) to ensure they got their tickets. By the time Hub tickets had opened more than 300 people were waiting in line.

This may not be surprising to those who have seen the show before as it involves more than 100,000 fireworks, four tonnes of explosives and hundreds of firing sequences including the now famous fireworks waterfall. Last year more than a quarter of a million people watched the spectacular show which is the largest event of its kind in Europe. The Festival 08 finale takes place on Sunday 31 August and there are a mere handful of tickets left for a lucky few who still want a spot in Princes Street Gardens. To buy tickets phone The Hub on 0131 473 2000.

Acclaimed firebrand Romanian conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu leads the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in an exuberant programme of music for Hungarian Dances by Brahms and Slavonic Dances by Dvořák. Forth 1 and 2 will be broadcasting the Concert live on the night, enabling members of the public to tune in and experience the full atmosphere of the event from wherever they choose to view it. The Concert will be streamed live on stv’s website, www.stv.tv/fireworks, and broadcast on stv later in the evening at 10.20 pm. The programme will be hosted by one of stv’s most well-known faces, Scotland Today presenter Louise White.

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