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Midnight fireworks return to Newcastle-Gateshead quayside for New Year

Photo: Newcastle City Council

Newcastle-Gateshead Initiative in partnership with NE1 has announced the return of the New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

Back by popular demand, the celebrations will welcome in 2018 with a bang as the fireworks light up the Tyne and provide a dramatic backdrop for Newcastle-Gateshead’s seven bridges and impressive architecture.

The event will be free and un-ticketed, with night owls invited to head down to the Quayside at the stroke of midnight to herald in the New Year in spectacular style.

We are delighted to be working with NGI on this year`s New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks. The Quayside provides a striking backdrop for the display and delivers an amazing experience for the thousands of visitors that flock to the Quayside to welcome in the New Year.

It’s a much loved event in the city’s annual event calendar and delivers a significant boost for businesses on both sides of the river.”

– Stephen Patterson, Director of Communications at NE1 Ltd

The display is free and the midnight celebrations follow East of the Sun, West of the Moon, a family event on Newcastle’s Town Moor earlier that evening from 4pm-6pm.