D-Day 75: This is when you can see spectacular firework display at Southsea Common to round off D-Day anniversary celebrations
A SPECTACULAR firework display is planned as part of the D-Day 75 anniversary tomorrow.
It will take place on the seafront tomorrow evening as part of the multi-day celebration due to be held in the city – and it will be free to watch.
Portsmouth has been the focal point for the D-Day commemorations in the UK with a ceremony taking place in Southsea on June 5 as well as a number of events running until Sunday, June 9.
The fireworks will be set off on the water, behind the war memorial, providing a beautiful view for onlookers from the common.
The display will follow the Sunset Concert for Heroes – a free concert, featuring performances from the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir, the D-Day Darlings and the Royal Marines Association Concert Band.
Portsmouth City Council revealed that it is set to begin at 10pm.
Gunwharf Quays has announced that they will be providing the fireworks for the display on June 8.
Yvonne Clay, senior marketing manager for the outlet centre, said: ‘The commemorations are such an important part of our city’s heritage, and with that in mind, we have made the decision to provide the fireworks display in place of our annual fireworks extravaganza in November.
‘We hope to welcome the many thousands of visitors who love our waterfront displays, to view our best display yet.’
Visitors to Southsea Common will enjoy a spectacular display. Set off from the water, it has been designed especially for the event and will be set to a nostalgic soundtrack.
The D-Day fireworks display is free and requires no ticket.