Steven Hill, from Brisbane-based Spectrum Fireworks, holds up a sparkler and some of the other fireworks to be seen at tomorrow’s Lismore Lantern Parade.
Steven Hill, from Brisbane-based Spectrum Fireworks, holds up a sparkler and some of the other fireworks to be seen at tomorrow’s Lismore Lantern Parade. JERAD WILLIAMS

Fireworks for Lantern Parade

THE crowd will experience a big bang at this year's Lismore Lantern Parade tomorrow.

About 2000 fireworks are being strategically positioned in preparation for the event, with Steven Hill, of Brisbane-based Spectrum Fireworks, promising the fireworks show will be the biggest the festivities have ever had.

“This year it's stuff we have wanted to do for years,” he said.

“Instead of having a main image we can have a lot of smaller installations. It's definitely going to be the best year yet and we are all pretty excited about the stuff we are creating.

“With the Seed of Life theme this year we have a huge mandala image (a sacred flower symbol) that lights up faster than lightning and we have been working on that for a week.

“It will be pretty spectacular. People will be walking away saying ‘Wow'.”

A close proximity fireworks show will take place on the stage by the Wilsons River and will combine fireworks with fire-twirling dancers before thefireworks finale show kicks off across the river about 6.45pm tomorrow.

“We are taking it to another level this year,” Mr Hill said.

The Lantern Parade starts at 5.30pm in Magellan Street and will snake through the Lismore CBD before the Fiery Finale by the river next to Ballina Street bridge.



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