City Hall says the display will feature than 12,000 fireworks, 2,000 lighting cues and 30 tonnes of equipment on three barges and will seen by more than 100,000 spectators in the viewing areas and a predicted TV audience of over 12 million.
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Attending the display was previously free of charge but in 2014 former Mayor Boris Johnson introduced paid-for ticketing in order to manage the numbers congregating along the Thames and at transport hubs as revellers made their way home.
Last year the tickets went on sale on October 2nd but so far the City Hall website has no news of when they’ll be released this year beyond the holding announcement of “Autumn”.
The traditional display was made ticket-only last year following concerns from transport and policing chiefs about public safety both during the event and as crowds dispersed.
Boris Johnson’s decision to implement paid ticketing for the capital’s New Year’s Eve celebrations has come under renewed criticism after it emerged that just 27% of the tickets sold went to Londoners.