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Kaboom Announces 3D Sci-fi Firework First for York

Celebrating the 50thAnniversary of Doctor Who

Kaboom – Yorkhire’s biggest bonfire night firework spectacular – has revealed a dazzling new dimension to this year’s show which takes place in York, the birthplace of Guy Fawkes.

The fully choreographed display of fireworks, lasers and lighting which takes place on Sunday, November 3rd will all be viewed whilst wearing 3D glasses which create a unique kaleidoscope effect. Crowds at Kaboom will be the first in Yorkshire and the north to see the unique sci-fi effect created by the 3D spectacles.

Doctor Who (lookalike), his famous enemies – Cyberman and Dalek – together with a time travelling Guy Fawkes were in York this week to launch the sci-fi theme for the show which was inspired by the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Presented by Jitu Desai, one of the world’s best pyrotechnicians, ‘Kaboom’ is expected to attract thousands of people to the ‘must see’ event. There will also be a funfair, a‘Sparkler Park’ and junior firework display for young children, live entertainment, fire jugglers and carnival performers, and the chance to tuck into traditional bonfire night goodies.

Mark Brayshaw, managing director of York based Rockin’ Horse Promotions, organisers of the event, said, ‘The 3D glasses for viewing fireworks is a relatively new concept to the UK. It’s a first for our region and the north. Our science fiction theme, and the introduction of lasers and 3D special effects, will truly add a new dimension to the event: it will be out of this world. We will light up the skies of this historic city with some of the most advanced special effects in pyrotechnics to mark its connections with the famous conspirator.

“In addition, we hope the introduction of a fun size firework display ahead of the main event, as well as a Sparkler Park so that young children can safely enjoy sparklers, will provide even more entertainment for families with young children at Kaboom this year.’

Kaboom takes place on Sunday, 3rd November, 2013. Tickets start at £12.50 for adults and £9.50 for children with up to 40% discounts available for early purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance via or at the Visit York Information Centre, Museum Street, York.

Further activities to feature at Kaboom will be announced via social media newsfeeds: and @kaboomyork.



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For further press information please contact:

Jo Willis on 07896 135205 or Mark Brayshaw of Rockin’Horse Promotions on 07774938487

Event Details:

Kaboom Firework Party Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 Gates open 5.00pm Junior‘fun size’ firework display 6.30pm Kaboom firework display 7.30pm Rawcliffe Country Park, Shipton Road, York, YO30 Kaboom on01904 341046 More information and regular updates: @kaboomyork