Tuesday 5 November, 5-8.30pm, free

Join us in reliving the epic story of the world-renowned Apollo 11 moon landing during this year’s Big Bang Bonfire – one of Oldham’s biggest, loudest and most colourful events of the year.

As part of ongoing celebrations for the 50-year anniversary of one of history’s greatest moments, take this opportunity to witness an ‘atmospheric’ soundscape of fireworks that will bring the space mission back to life over Oldham Edge Playing Fields.

The display from double UK fireworks champion, Fantastic Fireworks, comes as part of a fantastic line-up of fire-themed entertainment, music and dance at this year’s free event which takes place on Bonfire Night.

The event ‘takes off’ from 5pm with funfair rides and mouth-watering food that is ‘out of this world’ from local stalls for visitors to enjoy.

The stage show then begins from 6pm with performances from Jubacana, a local youth-led, fusion music and performance project, and Pyronix who will be performing a breath-taking medieval show full of fire manipulation.

There will also be the lighting of our bonfire before the countdown begins to the grand fireworks finale which is visible from every corner of the borough – maybe even from space?

Revolution 96.2 breakfast show host Elliot Eastwick will be leading proceedings throughout the night leading up to the fireworks display.


This year's Big Bang Bonfire 'Push the Button' competition has now closed. 

The winning submission will now be picked out at random and the winner will be contacted via the details provided in your submission. Good Luck!

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Don’t forget that you can also park for free in all council-owned town centre car parks and on-street pay and display parking bays from 3pm on the day.


Remember to follow our social media accounts for all of the latest updates around the Big Bang Bonfire and other events, and remember to send us your pictures on the night using the hashtag #OldhamBigBang

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