Nottingham will welcome in the New Year with a bang, as the Purico New Year’s Eve Fireworks, supported by Nottingham Care Village, return to Nottingham Castle on Sunday 31 December.

There will be two shows, ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy the celebrations.

The children’s fireworks display will start at 9.15pm and is designed for a younger audience within the Castle grounds.

Then, as the bells ring out at midnight, the main fireworks display will light up, accompanied by a music soundtrack, and be visible from across the city.

The party atmosphere will start from 8pm, with a programme of live music and entertainment from the bandstand, including performances by:

  • Disco Prophets, from 8.10pm until 9.10pm
    Nottingham’s Disco Prophets are the only seven-piece band in the East Midlands totally dedicated to playing disco-inspired music; they’ll have you dancing all night long
  • Off The Record, from 9.50pm until 11.50pm
    Classic rock and pop party anthems from the 60s to the present day

Entry to the event is free, with the doors opening at 8pm. As the Castle grounds have a limited capacity of 2,500, visitors will be admitted via the Gatehouse on a first-come, first-served basis and then on a one-in, one-out basis once at full capacity.

For those not able to access the Castle grounds, Friar Lane and Castle Road will be closed to vehicles from 7.30pm, allowing for additional viewing space from outside.

Cllr David Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said:

“Nottingham City Council is proud to be able to provide a fantastic free New Year’s Eve celebration at the Castle for the people of Nottingham. We would once again like to thank our sponsor, Purico Group, for helping us to put on this event, and also 1st Galaxy Fireworks for providing the spectacular fireworks, which were enjoyed by over 10,000 people last year.”

Anil Puri, Chairman at Purico Group, said:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Purico New Year’s Eve Fireworks again this year, supported by Nottingham Care Village. As a Nottingham-based company, we are always keen to give something back—and what better way to do so than with a big party and the perfect way to see in the New Year.”