Light Up the Night in Wembley Park
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A FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
4PM – 7PM
A NIGHT FOR EVERYONE
Wembley Park Fireworks Night returns on November 4th 2018 with FREE ‘Light Up The Night’ festival for all the family, to celebrate Brent’s cultural diversity in an explosion of music, colours, fire and light, which combine the best of Bonfire Night and Diwali. It will be free to members of the public, making it a unique experience for communities in Brent and London-wide.
Wembley Park’s Light Up the Night Festival will feature a packed programme of activities for everyone, including three stages with live performances and the ultimate fireworks displays across Wembley Park.
Starting at 4 pm, Light Up the Night will feature live performances, Doctor Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory – an interactive environment with nine ingenious fire installations – and a fire and light parade created by Emergency Exit Arts, culminating in a firework spectacular at 7pm.
Join us as Wembley Park’s squares and boulevards will be filled with the joyous, thundering music from the Bollywood Brass Band in full flight, who will play to the moves of Bollywood and street dancers across three live stages. You will also have the chance to visit our spectacular Fire Garden in Arena Square and take in an incredible exhibition of Rangoli art at Wembley Library, in the Brent Civic Centre, created by Hindu communities across Brent and curated by the Hindu Council.
Starting at 6 pm, a mesmerising light parade will illuminate the streets of Wembley Park, kicked off by 20 Scottish fire torches and featuring hundreds of lanterns made by the local community, Dhol drummers, neon dancers and a go-anywhere mechanical elephant – which has appeared across the UK, from Canterbury to Edinburgh and at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
The parade will also include performers from celebrated Wembley costume design visionaries Mahogany Carnival Arts, best known for their large-scale, kinetic costumes admired by millions at Notting Hill Carnival.
The procession will be live streamed and project mapped onto the buildings surrounding SSE Arena, Wembley and Brent Civic Centre, for everyone to enjoy throughout Wembley Park.
Following the parade, a light show from Wembley Stadium Arch will kick off a spectacular 12-minute firework display over Wembley Park, which will be choreographed to a bespoke soundtrack of Indian music.
A unique Night Food Market on Olympic Way will feature hand-picked local street food traders, offering the best of British and Asian cusines in Brent.
PLAN YOUR NIGHT
Step into our Laboratory in Arena Square from 4pm – 6pm.
At the centre of the Fire Laboratory, Dr. Kronovator and his team prepare their experimental flame and steam-powered contraptions that you’re invited to explore and activate.
The sky won’t only be lit by our incredible fireworks display.
Starting at 6pm, you’ll feel like you’re flying as you walk along Olympic Way underneath our beautiful Light Parade, which includes live music, dancing, lantern procession, and even a giant steel Bollywood elephant.
The main event of the evening, kicking off at 7pm, will be our incredible fireworks display!
Launching from Wembley Park the impressive display will be choreographed to South Asian music, having you completely in awe.
Live Music and Dance
Set across three live stages in Market Square, and two along Wembley Park Boulevard, Light Up the Night will offer much more than lights in the sky.
Featuring street dance, massive brass bands, and classical Indian dance, you won’t want to miss this!
Night Food Markets
Don’t let the idea of hunger or thirst keep you at home.
We’ll have street food stalls for you to eat to your heart’s content, including classics like hot dogs and fries, to Indian street food, Spanish churros and even mulled wine.
Light Up The Night is a family affair.
Kicking off at 4pm, there are many activities that the entire family will enjoy, including the designated Kids Play Park outside of the London Designer Outlet.
Bollywood Brass Band
You shouldn’t expect your average band at Light Up the Night.
Get ready to hear the incredible sounds of our Bollywood Brass Band as they take over one of the three stages in Arena Square!
PRIOR TO DAY
Be a part of the parade!
Wembley Park are giving you the opportunity to get involved by making your own lantern for the evening in a workshop taking place on October 26 and 27.
Rangoli Art Exhibition
Light Up the Night is also about incredible art, with the Rangoli Art Show.
Experience this incredible celebrated tradition where artists will create beautiful mosaics using dyed rice, flour, petals and sand in vibrant and unexpected patterns.
Is there an age restriction?
Light Up the Night festival is a family friendly event and there is no age restriction on attendees.
Little people will be well catered for with lots of family friendly activities including lots of screens to see the fireworks.
Are there bathrooms?
Yes, there will be public restrooms for the evening with signage marking them out on the night. You may also find public restrooms within the Brent Civiic Centre and inside the London Designer Outlet.
How do I get to Wembley Park?
You can get to Wembley Park by the tube or the bus. Only 12 minutes from Baker Street, the closest tube station is Wembley Park and Wembley Central is also a short stroll away from Arena Square.
How much are tickets?
This is a free event and does not require pre registration or tickets.
Will there be parking?
The Red and Gold car parks at Wembley Park will be available for this event. There will also be parking at York House car park – but book early! Car parks will get full quite quickly.
Are there ATM facilities?
We suggest bringing a little cash with you on the evening as there are only a few ATM facilties and not all food vendors will offer cashless payment options.
ATM facilities may be found in Market Square and the LDO.
Will there be food and drinks available?
The best spot to catch the fireworks will be on the lower and upper concourse outside Wembley Stadium. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of signage and volunteers to guide you there on the night.
What time does it kick-off?
4pm! Take a look at the map below which includes timings and where everything is happening across Wembley Park.
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GETTING TO WEMBLEY PARK
Wembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.
Wembley Park has over 3,000 secure car parking spaces. Wembley Park’s official marshalled car parks are all close to Wembley Park’s iconic venues. The nearest car park to the SSE Arena Wembley is the Gold Car park