Bonfire night set to hit the heights in Leeds

Caption: Six public bonfires will be held across the city by Leeds City Council.

The 5th of November will once again be celebrated in style across Leeds with six public bonfires.

Family friendly Leeds City Council events will be held this year on Tuesday 5 November at Roundhay Park, East End Park, Springhead Park in Rothwell, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park and Bramley Park.

An estimated crowd of 70,000 is once again set to attend the city’s biggest bonfire at Roundhay Park, which will include a Capital Radio stage show with presenter JoJo. The bonfire on Soldiers Field will be lit at 7.30pm and followed by a fantastic firework display which will commence at 8pm.

The bonfires at Bramley Park, Springhead Park, Woodhouse Moor, Middleton Park (sponsored by Land Securities at the White Rose Centre) and East End Park will be lit at 7pm, with fireworks at 7.30pm.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment said:

"Bonfire night is always a special event in the calendar, and I am delighted to say that we will be once again be hosting six bonfires across the city for families and people of all ages to enjoy.

"I would like to say to a big thank you to our sponsors and partners for the important part they play in helping us provide these displays, and we hope everyone has a really fantastic time."

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk