New Year's Eve In Rochdale
New Year’s Eve in Rochdale town centre is shaping up to be better than ever, with the announcement that the day will feature two firework displays together with a host of other family entertainment and a dance music stage on the Esplanade.
Two separate displays will light up the sky – one in the afternoon for families and the second at midnight to ring in 2017.
On Thursday 31 December there will be free children’s funfair rides from 2pm to 5.30pm, a childrens fancy dress disco hosted by Revolution 96.2 and circus performances from Skylight Circus Arts. Food and drink will be available and at 5.30pm there will be a firework display suitable for children. Fancy dress is optional, but encouraged, so dress your children up as their favourite superhero and they can have their face painted during the afternoon!
Then from 10pm the night time entertainment kicks off on stage, with sets from Revolution 96.2 and ex Hacienda DJ Elliot Eastwick. He’ll be joined by Kelly Llorenna, the voice of a stack of dance hits who will be singing live before the second dazzling firework display as Rochdale Town Hall clock chimes midnight for the start of 2017.
Dance diva Kelly’s vocals on the 1995 Number 2 hit ‘Set you Free’ helped make it one of the most memorable club hits of the decade. Her other chart hits include ‘Da Ya Think I'm Sexy’, Flip N Fill’s ‘True Love Never Dies’ ‘Heart of Gold’ and ‘This Time I Know It's For Real.’ In 2008 she was named ‘Dance Artist Of The Year’ at the Disco International awards.
There’ll also be a fire-eating display, and the optional theme for the evening for partygoers who really want to get into the spirit is is New York fancy dress. Food and drink will be on sale.
After the fireworks, entertainment continues in the town’s indoor venues, with The Flying Horse Hotel hosting 2 floors of free entertainment, including rock/pop covers four piece ‘The Tony Marshall Band’ until 1am.
For more details visit http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/events-and-activities/events/Pages/new-years-eve-fireworks.aspx