Sydney's fireworks attract more people than 1.6million people, which is a bigger crowd than in Paris, London and New York. The fireworks will consist of a whopping 11.000 shells, 25,000 shooting comets and 1000,000 individual pyrotechnic effects, totally seven tonnes of fireworks. To set off the fireworks twelve computers and 45 pyrotechnicians will be used, sending 10,000 cues so that the fireworks are synchronised with music. Teams of people have been working on the production for more than 15 months.
The centrepiece will be a 12 storey bridge effect created after midnight, made up of more than 16klm of rope light. This year more than 1,000 fireworks will be set off from the top of the Sydney Opera House.
There will be actually three fireworks displays in Sydney
- 9pm Family Fireworks Display
- 10.30pm Brief Display showing Reg Mombassa's (the Creative Ambassador of this years display) own fireworks and the winning entry in a firework display competition created by Queensland teenager Tiffany Drew
- 12.00 Midnight Fireworks
As well as the fireworks, Sydney Harbour will also be the scene of a host of activities, including aerial acrobatic shows, fire tugs, images projected on the Bridge pylons, Boat Parade of 51 boats decorated with lights, and concerts.
For those who can not be on the harbour, they can watch the fireworks on ABC1 TV.