"Big Bang" Bonfire returns for a sixth year

The ‘Big Bang’ bonfire celebrations are returning for the sixth year .


Scenic Oldham Edge will host the family-friendly event which promises to light up the skies above Oldham on Thursday, November 2. 
‘Fantastic Fireworks’, double winners of the British Fireworks Championship will take centre stage with another pulse-racing masterclass in pyrotechnics all choreographed to a carefully selected soundtrack.
Flame Oz who have performed in more than 40 countries will be performing a spectacular ‘glow show’ display followed by a high energy fire dance and juggling extravaganza.
Raijin Storm will be drumming up thundering rhythms to delight and entrance audiences of all ages in a dynamic and interactive display. 
Elliot Eastwick from event partners Revolution 96.2, will guide the crowds through proceedings.  
proceedings will open from 5pm, starting with a funfair and  food stalls, with the pyrotechnics getting underway at 6pm. 
Oldham Council is continuing the tradition of giving one lucky child the chance to push the button and launch a fireworks display that will be visible from every corner of our borough from around 7pm.  
Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “This is the sixth year that we’ve held the Big Bang in Oldham and once again we’ve lined up another stunning array of entertainment.
“The event is absolutely free, fun and safe for families and we can’t think of a better way to mark Bonfire Night.
“Don’t just turn up for the fireworks though – you can get on site from 5pm onwards to enjoy the fairground and food stalls, plus an amazing stage show of fire and light.”
To enter your child in our free prize draw to start the firework display, simply visit The Big Bang webpage at www.oldham.gov.uk/bonfire.