Night went off with a big bang

IT'S billed as the biggest night of free entertainment in Rockhampton and Saturday night's Fire in the Sky didn't disappoint.

Radio station Sea FM spent more than $35,000 on preparations for the event, providing residents with a 17-minute fireworks show.

An estimated crowd of 20,000 lined the banks of the Fitzroy River between the two bridges to watch the spectacular display which started about 7.30pm.

Station management yesterday said they were more than pleased with the success of this year's event.

"I think it's the best one we've had since I've been here ... It was absolutely fantastic,'' Sea FM general manager Peter Upton said.

This year was the first time the event had been paired with Riverside Park's Twilight Markets, a combination Mr Upton said paid dividends for both events.

"I went for a walk down to the Twilight Markets around 6.15pm and you couldn't actually move because the crowd was so big.''

Mr Upton promised the event would be making a welcome return in 2006.

"We certainly intend to bring it back next year,'' he said.



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