Menu
News

Brisbane Riverfire set to wow crowds with 9,000 fireworks

AT least six months of hard work will go up in flames tonight during Brisbane's Riverfire when thousands of fireworks are set off from 10 rooftops, six barges, and the Story and Goodwill bridges.

More than 9,000 individual fireworks will be released during the 22-minute display - including some with new colours and a new effect known as 'sizzling comets'.

Foti International Fireworks creative director Fortunato Foti and a team of at least 25 pyrotechnicians have been busy this past week setting up and putting the final touches on tonight's display.

"This is the culmination of six to eight months of planning from the design state in conjunction with Brisbane Festival to the point where we get the music and choreograph the fireworks to that soundtrack, to the factory itself in getting the fireworks prepped, getting the fireworks ready, packaging of all the containers and vehicles to the trip up here to be on site," Mr Foti said.

"Then there's the clean up as well, which everyone always forgets about. We generally do it within a day.

Read more on the ABC.

Topics:  brisbane fireworks


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sharing the love of town through song-writing

MIGRANT'S TALE: Well-known award-winning songwriter Carmelo "Charlie” Cacciola pursues his dreams.

AFTER a journey from Sicily to Mundubbera.

Ergon welcomes more recruits from the Burnett

NEW FACES: New Monto recruit for Ergon Energy Matt Brown (above left) and Ergon's new Biggenden recruit Ryan Briskey (above right).

ERGON Energy has announced two new apprentices joining the team.

You can bet on police being out in force during the races

Race-goers will be packing out the Eidsvold Race Course this Saturday.

Extra police will be on patrol for the Eidsvold Races this weekend.

Local Partners