THE biggest fireworks display to ever take place in Northern Ireland will be happening this Halloween at Belfast’s Metro Monster Mash.
The annual Spook-fest begins at Clarendon Dock at 6:30 pm on Friday October 31 by the former Seacat terminal.
Over 40 street entertainers will be causing havoc among revellers as the evening, hosted by compere Carolyn Stewart and the U105 Roadshow, gears the crowd for the display. There will also be a special performance by the Open Arts Choir, stars of the BBC show Last Choir Standing.
Commenting on the entertainment programme, Peter McVerry, Station Manager with U105, said: “We are delighted to be involved again this year with the Belfast City Council`s Halloween celebrations. It is one of the biggest nights of the year and having our own Carolyn Stewart at the centre of the festivities, playing great music and leading the party means it will be a night to remember.”
To ensure that all the little elves and pixies as well as witches, warlocks and their familiars can make their way to and from the spooktacle, Translink Metro will be operating a free `ghost bus` shuttle service – complete with special onboard fancy dress competitions.
Lord Mayor Tom Hartley commented: “Once again, the `Metro Monster Mash` will offer a fantastic feast for the senses, with a crazy carnival, magical music and a truly magnificent fireworks display, in what promises to be a spectacular Halloween extravaganza.”
Translink Central Area Manager Billy Gilpin said: “Our complimentary shuttle bus service removes the hassle of car-parking at the venue and, as an added bonus, the creepiest witch, ghost or ghoul onboard will also receive a fantastic prize.
“This year, the Halloween celebrations also coincide with our Metro Fridays campaign which offers passengers great food, drink, entertainment and travel deals. So, for those who want to be truly spellbound this Halloween I recommend they do the Metro Monster Mash.”
Buses will leave Chichester Street for Clarendon Dock, dropping off in Corporation Square, every 15 minutes from 6pm – 8pm. Return shuttle buses will operate from Corporation Square to City Hall from 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
For further information on Belfast City Council’s Halloween celebrations, sponsored by Translink Metro, log on to, contact the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609, or e mail
By Cathy Black
© FAME Inc

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