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Tuesday 30 October 2012

Derby Bonfire and Fireworks 2012 at Markeaton Park, Sunday 4th November from 5.45pm

This Sunday the 4th November is when our annual free Bonfire and Fireworks event takes place at Markeaton Park, Derby.

The funfair opens at 2pm, with the Capital FM road show starting at 4.45pm. The stage entertainment will be hosted by Capital FM presenters and will include performances by FTW, Sophie and Matt McGuiness. The Bonfire will be lit at 5.45pm and a fantastic fireworks display, set to music will begin at 6pm.

Video of last years Fireworks at Markeaton Park:

Derbyshire based act Matt McGuinness is the singer songwriter from the modern acoustic folk band Karl and the Marx Brothers. They play upbeat passionate songs of love, politics and fun.

Anglo/Maltese singer/writer Sophie is just 18 years old but already experienced more than many twice her age. She has represented Malta at Eurovision, played lead roles in Theatre (Disney) and performed at some of the biggest music events in Malta. Sophie will be promoting her new single ‘Sunny’, a remake of the fantastic ‘Bobbie Hebb’ classic but with Sophie’s own interpretation.

FTW are the UK's hottest new boy band, set to release their debut single early 2013. Since forming in 2011, they have also supported Alexandra Burke, Example and The Saturdays. This summer, they've hit the road with Tulisa and Stooshe. The group will perform their buzz track – Loveshot, alongside an MTV style mash-up of popular hits, as well as their new single 'Supersonic'. 

Getting to Markeaton Bonfire and Fireworks via Bus:
Leave the car at home and take the Arriva Shuttle Bus!

Arriva Midlands is making it easy for anyone going to the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display in Markeaton Park on Sunday 4 November 2012 with the shuttle bus service 29S running up to every 15 minutes from Derby Bus Station – stand 29 to Markeaton Park.

Buses depart from Derby Bus Station – stand 29 from 3pm and every 15 minutes through to 7.45pm.

Buses return from Ashbourne Road/Markeaton Island at 3.15pm then every 15 minutes up to 8pm.

Service 29S will observe all bus stops along the line of route.
Great value for money fares too!
£1.50 Adult Single, 75p Child Single and 5 for a FIVER single!

Stage entertainment from 4.45pm
Bonfire lit at 5.45pm
Fireworks at 6pm

Map for Markeaton Park Bonfire and Fireworks:

View 2012 Markeaton Park Bonfire and fireworks Display in a larger map

Access to Markeaton Park for the Bonfire and Fireworks is restricted for safety reasons.
The main entrance to the park, off the A38, will be open for pedestrians. There will be no pedestrian access through the Mundy Play Centre, or across any of the three bridges into the park.

The main entrance to the Mundy Play Centre will also be closed, and the Mundy Play Centre car park will close at 2.30pm. Anyone who parks in this car park to use the park during the day should ensure that their vehicle is moved by 2.30pm. Markeaton Lane is closed to all vehicles between 3pm and 9pm, to allow safe access for pedestrians. The Police will control the road closure.

Pedestrians coming from The University of Derby car park will be directed across the pedestrian crossing on Kedleston Road and will access the park from Queensway next to the footbridge over the A38. Pedestrians coming along Kedleston Road from the city centre will also be directed via Queensway. Pedestrians from the Quarndon/Allestree areas will be directed down Markeaton Lane into the rear entrance to the park.


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