Newcastle Firework Display Cancelled Due To Covid Cases

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Newcastle’s annual New Years Eve fireworks display has been cancelled, due to rise in Coronavirus cases and the new Omicron variant.

Fireworks, live music and other entertainment were set to bring the iconic Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside alive this New Years Eve, an event which has proved extremely popular, pre-Covid times, of course.

Newcastle City Council say they have not taken the decision lightly.

Councillor Nick Forbes and Leader of Newcastle City Council said: “It’s with great sadness that we have to cancel the New Year’s Eve fireworks displays. We understand the disappointment this will bring but it’s not a decision we have taken lightly.

“In light of the new Omicron variant and rise in Covid cases, we have a duty of care to minimise transmission and keep people safe.

“We’ve still managed to enjoy some fantastic festivities in the city and we’re now looking forward to the stunning Laser Light show to mark the end of the year.”

Credit: Laser Lights Show (Newcastle City Council)

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