More Fireworks Than Ever On The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney New Year’s Eve 2015 – ‘City Of Colour’ Fireworks Director, Fortunato Foti, is preparing to delight Sydneysiders with his biggest & most colourful array of Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks yet.

His family may have been making fireworks since 1793 but the 7th-generation master pyrotechnician still has plenty of new tricks up his sleeve this year with 2400 extra firework effects erupting from the Bridge.

This year will also feature never-before-seen fireworks including multi-coloured umbrellas with a glittering centre & a multi-coloured firework waterfall cascading off the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

“Sydney New Year’s Eve is renowned as one of the largest and most technologically advanced fireworks displays in the world & it just keeps getting better every year,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“With 2400 more fireworks on the Bridge than ever before & a host of exciting new effects lined up, the crowds watching around the harbour & the millions watching at home around the world will be delighted.”

The 9pm Family Fireworks will also see special ‘flora’ & ‘fauna’ fireworks in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens & 100 years of Taronga Zoo. These include butterflies, octopuses, 4-leaf clovers & a bouquet of flowers.

During the 2 Sydney New Year’s Eve 2015 – ‘City Of Colour’ fireworks displays – the 9pm Family Fireworks & the Midnight Fireworks spectacular – a crew of 45 will launch 7 tonnes of fireworks including 11,000 shells, 25,000 shooting comets & 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects.

Fortunato Foti said this year’s displays had been the most challenging brief yet, combining pyrotechnics with state-of-the-art projections & Bridge lighting – while ensuring the fireworks are perfectly synchronised with each show’s curated soundtrack.

“This year’s theme is ‘City Of Colour’ which has given us carte blanche to go all out & make this year’s fireworks our most colourful yet,” Mr Foti said.

“Both the 9pm Family & Midnight Fireworks displays are synchronised to specially chosen soundtracks & the fireworks change as frequently as the music does. Added to that, this year we have special Bridge lighting & pylon projections – it’s been a complicated job but I think it will definitely be worth it on the night.”

“We have never-before-seen fireworks to complement all these exciting Bridge effects & more of them on the Bridge than ever before – so I think everyone will enjoy a spectacular show whether they’re on Sydney Harbour or watching from home.”

Sydney New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest annual celebrations in the world, attracting 1 million spectators along the Sydney Harbour foreshore & a global audience of 1 billion.

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Sydney New Year’s Eve 2015 – ‘City Of Colour’ is proudly supported by the ABC, Telstra, Production Resource Group, The Electric Canvas, Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney, Coca-Cola Amatil, Crown Lager, De Bortoli Wines, El Jimador, Interface, McWilliam’s Wines, The Menzies Sydney, The P.A. People, 2DayFM, APN Outdoor, the Royal Australian Mint & New South Wales Government agencies and landholders including the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority & the Sydney Opera House Trust.

The charity partner for Sydney New Year’s Eve 2015 – ‘City Of Colour’ is Habitat For Humanity Australia.

Media Release: City Of Sydney