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Biggest firework launched at Kaboom event
8:23am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
ONE of the biggest fireworks allowed in the country will be launched at a special event in York this weekend.
Thousands of people are expected to visit Kaboom, which has a science fiction theme this year, and will light up Rawcliffe Country Park on Sunday.
The event, which features 918 fireworks in just one song on the sci-fi soundtrack, will end with an enormous firework, which the public can name.
A Kaboom spokesman said the firework would reach a height of 1,800 feet, and the colourful display would reach a quarter of a mile across, being visible from up to seven miles away.
He said: “The gigantic firework, which has to be transported to Kaboom separately by special carrier, is the size of a football and weighs 22 kilograms or 48.5 pounds – almost three and half stone.”
Organisers have set up a competition for the public to name the giant firework, with more information available on Twitter at @kaboomyork or on the display’s Facebook site.
Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £9.50 for children and must be purchased in advance at kaboomyork.com or at the Visit York Information Centre, Museum Street, York.
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