Fireworks are set to return to Shrewsbury Flower Show this year following last year's cancellation due to extreme heat - We're keeping fingers crossed for lower temperatures this summer!
Fireworks are once again set to light up the skies on both days of this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show.
Last year's display was sadly cancelled over safety fears due to the extreme heat, as temperatures rose to record highs, leaving visitors disappointed.
This summer's show will take place in The Quarry in Shrewsbury, on Friday, August 11th, and Saturday, August 12th, and organisers have announced that the firework displays ending each day will be accompanied by a 'dynamic musical soundtrack' (weather permitting).
Visitors can also expect all the usual floral colour and extravagance from this historic show, plus a farmyard circus, celebrity gardeners, action-packed arena entertainment, and performances from chart-topping bands including Liberty X and Go West.
Maelor Owen, for the organisers, said: “We’re all looking forward to spectacular displays that will really round the two days off in style. Visitors who want to watch the fireworks this year will need to purchase a day ticket – either in advance or on the gate – as due to the event’s licensing conditions there will be no evening or late entry tickets available.
“By purchasing a day ticket, though, you get the chance to make the most of all the entertainment and displays on offer, and then end your visit by watching our firework extravaganza.
“With your ticket allowing entry to the site from 10am and taking you right through to the evening entertainment including live music and fireworks, it really is excellent value for an action-packed visit. We also admit children aged 15 and under for free when they are accompanied by a paying adult.”
The Flower Show is renowned as one of the UK’s premier horticultural shows attracting exhibitors from all over the country.
It has been held for over 130 years, and is organised by Shropshire Horticultural Society – a registered charity that has awarded numerous grants to organisations and activities across the county since its launch.
To find out more about this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show and the entertainment that is set to take place, visit www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk