Gunwharf Quays has announced it will be supporting a spectacular fireworks display as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings organised by Portsmouth City Council.
A week of events are planned across the city and the fireworks will take place on Saturday 8th June on Southsea Seafront. The display will follow the Sunset Concert for Heroes – a free concert, featuring performances from the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir, the D-Day Darlings and the Royal Marines Association Concert Band.
Yvonne Clay, Senior Marketing Manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: “Our city is set to host an incredible schedule of commemorative events from 5th – 9th June and we are delighted to be able to support with a stunning fireworks display hosted on Southsea Common, rounding off Saturday in style.
The commemorations are such an important part of our city’s heritage, and with that in mind, we have made the decision to provide the fireworks display in place of our annual fireworks extravaganza in November. We hope to welcome the many thousands of visitors who love our waterfront displays, to view our best display yet.”
Visitors to Southsea Common will enjoy a spectacular display. Set off from the water, it has been designed especially for the event and will be set to a nostalgic soundtrack.
Yvonne continues: “We are expecting to welcome thousands of visitors to Portsmouth as part of the D-Day commemorations, showcasing our great city to a global audience. Alongside the special events, Portsmouth boasts world class attractions; from the Historic Dockyard and D-Day Story, to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Hosting events such as this will have a positive impact on the city, encouraging return visitors and helping to boost our local economy.”
Cllr Steve Pitt, Deputy Leader Portsmouth City Council said: "The scale of D-Day 75 is unprecedented, with Portsmouth at the heart of commemorations, providing the back-drop for the government's event on 5 June and our own programme of events from 6-9 June.
The fireworks on Saturday evening, which Gunwharf Quays are kindly providing will bring to a close a fantastic day end evening of events in honour of our Normandy veterans. We hope that lots of people join us on Southsea Common to enjoy the events and mark this historic anniversary with us."
The D-Day fireworks display is free and requires no ticket.
For more information, visit gunwharf-quays.com