A FIREWORK spectacular is set to return to Darlington this year after a six year absence.

The Northern Echo Arena will play host to the huge display on Sunday, November 5.

And people will be able to watch the display from the comfort of their seats inside the Arena, as well as enjoying live bands from a huge stage.

The Aldi Darlington Fireworks Spectacular will be the first display in the town since 2011, marking a welcome return to the area.

Announcing the event, the Arena’s events manager Danny Brown said: “We’re delighted to bring Fireworks back to Darlington. It’s taken a lot of work to organise this event, but the work of TFM and the Council, as well as the support of event sponsors Aldi, have helped make it a reality.

"We hope this will be the first of many fireworks events at the Arena and that it will become an annual event for years to come."

The event is set to include an array of entertainment for spectators to enjoy, from fire breathers to live bands, with North-East radio station TFM set to provide an array of entertainment.

Station Director Dominic Munnelly said: “We are pleased to be a supporting partner of this exciting new event. The people of Darlington have told us they wanted their own firework event in the town.

"We are happy to have worked with the club over the last year or so to put together what promises to be a superb night of family entertainment."

Previous events, which were regularly held in the town's South Park, attracted up to 50,000 visitors for an annual Bonfire Night celebration.

However in 2010, Darlington Borough Council pulled the plug on the £100,000 event due to budget cuts.

TFM Radio stepped in the following year to provide the Spooky Spectacular Halloween but there has been no organised event since.

  • Tickets for event go on sale on Wednesday, September 27 from both the Arena and the Dolphin Centre. They will also be on sale over the phone by calling the club on 01325-350267.
  • Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, £4 for U16s and £20 for a family ticket of two adults and up to two children. A limited number of parking will be available priced at £5 each.