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Lords of Lightning bring high-voltage performance to Abbey Park

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lords of Lightning performer - picture credit Ben Daure 2016

A PERFORMER shooting million-volt bolts of lightning from his body will be part of a breath-taking live show at this year’s Abbey Park Fireworks Display.

The Lords of Lightning will see a death-defying performer clad head to foot in chainmail manipulating crackling bolts of white-hot electricity in the stunning live show.

The high-voltage Frequency Rider show will see a performer on a podium, controlling music frequencies via a Tesla coil – a type of electrical transformer circuit – to create a choreographed live display harnessing light and sounds accompanied by a high intensity soundtrack.

It is the first time the company has appeared live at the event, which is the city’s biggest and best family-friendly fireworks and bonfire show.

Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display takes place on Saturday, November 2.

The timetable for the event includes:


5pm                      Gates open, with last admission at 7.30pm

6pm                      Live music from Groove and the Bathtub Pings

6.35pm                 Lords of Lightning show

6.45pm                 Children’s fireworks display, followed by lighting the bonfire

7pm                      Live music from Groove and the Bathtub Pings

7.40pm                 Stage entertainment from BBC Radio Leicester’s Jimmy and Summaya

7.50pm                 Lords of Lightning show

8pm                      Main fireworks display

8.25pm                 Live music from Groove and the Bathtub Pings

9pm                      Event ends


Leicester deputy city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, said: “The Lords of Lightning show is a fantastic addition to this year’s Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display, and is something completely new for the event.

“It is part of a programme of family-friendly activities and attractions taking place throughout the evening, which really does promise something for everyone.”

Advance tickets are now available for the event, offering up to 40 percent discount on the prices at the gate. They are available from the De Montfort Hall website or by calling the box office on 0116 233 3111.

The deadline to buy tickets online is Wednesday, October 30. Tickets will only be available after this time in person. Tickets are also available at the Visit Leicester shop on Gallowtree Gate in the city centre.

Advance tickets cost £6 for adults, £4 for under 16s and other concessions, while family tickets for up to two adults and two children cost £16. Children under four get in for free.

Tickets on the gate cost £8 for adults, and £5.50 for under 16s and other concessions. No family tickets will available for sale on the gate.

There is no car parking in Abbey Park, Abbey Park Road, St Margaret’s Pastures car park or the surrounding areas during the event, and visitors are encouraged to use public transport, walk or cycle to the event, using the bike parks on site.

Abbey Park is a short walk from the city centre car parks. More information on public transport is available from Travel Line on 0871 200 2233.

Further information about the event is available at

For advice on cycling and walking route plus car shares, visit


Picture credit: Ben Daure 2016