London New Year’s Eve fireworks ‘given go-ahead with hours to spare’
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New Year's Eve fireworks in London have reportedly been "given the go ahead" with just hours to spare and live performances are featuring for he first time ever.
The annual display was officially axed for a second year running in October after Covid had previously spoiled 2020's plans.
The Sun has reported that Londoners will be able to enjoy the annual fireworks bonanza tonight despite the ongoing gloom of the pandemic.
City Hall bosses had allegedly tried to keep tonight's display under wraps to keep crowds away but have decided to cautiously go ahead with the plans.
It is believed that the pyrotechnics spectacular will feature live performances for the first time ever.
Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa are the stars who will be bringing in the new year.
There will also be messages from Gareth Southgate, Paloma Faith, Sir Ian McKellen and Sadiq Khan.
A special poem celebrating the brighter moments that filled 2021 is also due to be featured.
Fireworks will then explode across a range of locations in London as the country celebrates the beginning of 2022.
Officials are hoping to pull off the biggest ever drone display as 500 take to London's sky.
There will also be lasers complimenting the planned firework display.
The 13-minute display is said to be its most inclusive yet, celebrating refugees and those from the LGBTQ+ communities.
And Big Ben will finally bong at midnight after undergoing restoration for the country's special New Year's Eve celebration.
The display was sadly axed in October "due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic".
Sadiq Khan later announced a 6,500-person party in Trafalgar Square would be held in its place, with live music, stage performers and food stalls.
But that was also ditched in December 20 over fears of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant.
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