Sky’s the limit for fireworks display


Shayne Lewis, from Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics, gears up for the Australia Day Skyworks.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d448644
Shayne Lewis, from Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics, gears up for the Australia Day Skyworks. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d448644

For the 32nd annual fireworks hosted by the City of Perth, Howard and Sons Pyrotechnic Displays director Andrew Howard said they would add a circle of pontoons around the traditional barge line-up to create a more captivating display.

“In recent years, Skyworks firing layouts have consisted of barges or pontoons in a row on the Swan River, adjacent to the Langley Park foreshore,” he said.

“The new layout offers us a range of new angle possibilities and will allow us to paint an eclectic canvas of pyrotechnic patterns that will have fireworks dancing across the River.

“This year’s fireworks and laser show promises some of the Skyworks’ most memorable moments, including a sequence spelling out Perth in sky-high sparkles, so have your camera ready.”

Mr Howard said the display would be synchronised with the official Skyworks soundtrack.

Oracle-Liquid director Glenn Turner said the laser show, also in time with the music, would be visible from all around the river.

“Spectators at Langley Park will get more than what they have seen before and now South Perth’s entire 2.5km stretch of river foreshore will be entertained by the laser show, as well as some of the show’s laser effects being directed at Kings Park viewers,” he said.

“Fireworks generate a great hazy environment for our lasers and the two visual spectacles work brilliantly together.

“The lasers are timed to the beat of the songs chosen for the official mix94.5 soundtrack and choreographed to convey the emotion in those songs.”

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said spectators could light up their torch or smartphone in time with the beat and feel like part of the show.

“No one does an Australia Day quite like Perth,” she said.

“Whether you’re Perth born and bred, descendant of traditional owners, a recent arrival, new citizen or holidaymaker, you couldn’t be more welcome than in Australia’s west coast capital.”