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Premier League trophy to star at Bonfire Night in Abbey Park

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

THE Premier League Trophy won by Leicester City Football Club will take centre stage as part of the line-up for this year’s stunning Bonfire Night display at Abbey Park.

The glittering silver trophy will be accompanied onto the stage at the event by Leicester City legend Steve Walsh immediately before the main firework display itself.

The trophy’s appearance will be one of the highlights of a stage programme of Bonfire Night live entertainment, the line up for which has just been announced. 

It also includes performances by singer/guitarist Chris Smee at 6.10pm, dancers from Studio 79 at 6.30pm, vocalist Eleni C at 7pm and singer/songwriter Josh Davis at 7.35pm.

The stage programme is being hosted by Gem breakfast show radio presenters Sam and Amy.

Abbey Park’s celebrations are the city’s biggest and best-attended Bonfire Night event, and also include a fire show, a special children’s quiet firework show, and a funfair. 

It will take place on Saturday, November 5, to coincide with the actual traditional date of Bonfire Night. 

Gates open at 5pm, with the onstage entertainment beginning at 6pm. The children’s firework display takes place at 6.45pm, with the Flame Oz fire show at 5.45pm and 7.20pm.

Finally, the Premier League trophy will be brought to the stage immediately before the stunning main firework show starts at 8pm. 

Leicester assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, said: “We are very proud of Leicester City’s fantastic Premier League win last season, and are delighted to have the Premier League Trophy taking pride of place on stage at Abbey Park.

“This firework display is the largest in the city, and is always hugely popular – the trophy is a exciting addition to the programme of events on offer.”

Advance tickets, offering a significant discount to the full price tickets available on the night, are on sale from Visit Leicester and De Montfort Hall’s box office up until the day of the event.

Advance tickets cost just £5 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and £14 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

Tickets bought on the gate must be cash only, costing £7 for adults and £5 for concessions, with no family tickets available on the night.

Children under five go free but will need a wristband which is obtained when adults buy a ticket. 

Further information is available at:  www.visitleicester.info/

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