Battersea Park fireworks tickets now on sale

Published: Monday 30th September 13

Tickets for one of London’s biggest and best fireworks displays have gone on sale today (Monday, September 30).

The annual Battersea Park fireworks display, which this year – being close to Halloween – has a ‘shrieks and skulls’ theme, takes place on Saturday, November 2.

The popular display, which last year was attended by about 43,000 people, will be fired by award-winning pyro-technicians Pains Fireworks. A food court and bar will be offering refreshments throughout the evening.Battersea Park Fireworks 2012 news

Wandsworth’s culture spokesman, Councillor Jonathan Cook, said: “This year we will once again see one of London’s best parks host one of London’s best fireworks displays.

“Unsurprisingly the display is usually a sell-out so I would advise anyone who’s keen to go to snap up a ticket while they can.”

Entry to the event, which is widely regarded as one of the best the capital has to offer, is by advance ticket only – organisers will not be selling tickets on the door.

Tickets went on sale today (September 30) – and are priced to reward early buyers.

Until Sunday, October 27, they are priced at £6.50 and then between Monday, October 28, and Friday, November 1, they will cost £8.

Tickets will be on sale until gates open on Saturday, November 2, but they can only be bought via the website – they will not be sold at any outlets or over the phone. Tickets bought on the day will cost £10.

Entry for children aged under 10 will be free but they will still require a ticket.

The decision to only sell tickets in advance of the event has been taken to prevent overcrowding and ensure spectators can enjoy the display in comfort and safety.

The Civic Suite, in Wandsworth, is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, while the Millennium Arena, in Battersea Park is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7.30am to 7.30pm.

ENDS

Notes to editors

For safety reasons, fireworks, sparklers, pets and glass bottles can not be brought into the park. The Metropolitan Police and the council's events police will evict anyone found in possession of these.

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Recent comments

I am disappointed that the fireworks display is a Hallowe'en theme based on Shrieks and Skulls. Hallowe'en is an entirely separate 'festival', can be scary, and with young-ish children the chances are they will be put off coming to the display with their parents and if I take them I risk them being upset by it. Why did no one think of this? I can't be the only one with young children who are scared of things like that. Please next year can we have a family-friendly theme?
Sarah

24 October 2013