Forth Road Bridge 50th Birthday Celebrations

Services: Conception / arena layout - content - theme - budget Planning - project management / agency liaison / client liaison / traffic management Programming - booking / artist management Production / staging / lighting / sound / stage management Site / fencing / toilets / cabins / structures / dressing - cleansing / concessions / first aid Box Office / phone/online/in person sales Front of House / queuing / audience queries - marshalling

Client: Forth Estuary Transport Authority

Event Dates: Saturday 13 September 2014

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A unique and spectacular event to celebrate 50 years of the Forth Road Bridge

The Brief

To create a unique and spectacular event to celebrate 50 years since the bridge opened and forming the finale to the Forth Bridges Festival as well as a signature event in the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Our Response

We met the brief with an incredible firework displayed (provided by a regular supplier, the spectacular Titanium Fireworks) and supplied thousands of torches to light up the Forth Road Bridge, as well as creating a ‘party arena’ to host the revelers with live entertainment on stage with bars and concessions to keep everyone well fed and watered.

Just a quick note to say thank you both, and the team, very much for pulling all these strands together to give us all a fantastic party, torchlight procession and fireworks display.

The feedback from the public has been overwhelmingly positive.

It was a fitting night to celebrate the 50th birthday of the bridge and for that you have my thanks
Barry Colford, Chief Engineer & Bridgemaster

The Stats

8 min firework display
30,000 firework display YouTube views
6,000 party attendees
2014 torches