TICKETS have gone on sale for the town’s largest annual event, with discount family tickets available for the first time to help affordability during the cost-of-living crisis.
The Dunorlan Park Fireworks have been illuminating the skies of Tunbridge Wells since 1957 and each year are organised by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table.
The men’s organisation has raised hundreds of thousands for charity over the years thanks to the event, which sees more than 12,000 people attend each year.
The display has run in the town every year except 2020, when the Covid pandemic forced the cancellation of the event.
Local charities that have benefited from previous displays include Nourish, Mental Health Resource, Age UK and Hospice in the Weald.
This year, the fireworks are set to take place on November 5 itself and alongside the display itself in Dunorlan Park, which provides an amphitheatre to watch the fireworks, the Rock Choir have confirmed that they will be performing, the Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club is running the bar and there will be lots of food stalls to keep everyone fuelled.
Chairman of the Fireworks Committee at the Round Table, Simon Addis said: “We are delighted that the fireworks are back with a bang for our 65th year.
“This is one of the flagship events held in the town every year and we are delighted to light up the skies over Tunbridge Wells, while raising thousands of pounds for local charities.
“We totally acknowledge the cost-of-living challenges and the pressure that this is having on us all, so despite increased costs across the board, we have introduced a range of family tickets at lower prices than 2021,” Mr Addis said.
“We want everyone to have a great time and encourage people to buy their tickets early.
“The Round Table are very grateful to our headline sponsors Buss Murton for all their continued support as well as Berkeley Homes, GDS Surveyors, Specsavers and media sponsor the Times of Tunbridge Wells.”
Tickets for the 2022 Firework Display can be purchased now online at rtwrt.org or by the Millennium Clock at Fiveways between 10am and 4pm on October 22 and 29.
Advanced purchase prices are: adults, £10 and children, £6 – under 5s are free. Family tickets (booked in advance) include: two adults and one child, £20, two adults and two children, £25 and two adults and three children, £30.