Manchester New Year's Eve fireworks: Road closures for Castlefield Bowl display to bring in 2024 in style

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It's back after four years away - and several roads will be closed as an estimated 10,000 people head to Castlefield Bowl.

Manchester City Council's New Year's Eve fireworks display is back for the first time in four years. The family-friendly free event on December 31 will be held in Castlefield Bowl with a capacity of 10,000 on a first-come, first-served basis.

To help to make sure the event runs smoothly, road closures will be in place around Manchester. Most will be closed from 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve until the early hours of New Year’s Day. 

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Road closures 

  • Duke Place (Duke St – Arena) 8.30pm- 1am
  • Rice Street (Duke St – Arena) 8.30pm – 00.45am (Resident vehicles managed in and out of closure)
  • Liverpool Rd (Potato Wharf – Lower Byrom St) 8.30pm – 1am
  • Duke Street (Stone St – Castle St) 11pm – 12.45am
  • Beaufort St (Collier St – Duke St) 11pm – 12.45am
  • Castle St (Car Park – Canal Bridge) 11am – 12.30am (restrictions out of car park between 11.30pm- 00:15)

Parking bays suspended and no waiting orders 

  • Liverpool Road – December 31 4 bays (Bays opposite Potato Wharf/Castlefield Hotel)
  • Duke Place – December 31 7 bays
  • Duke Street- December 31 4 bays
  • Beaufort Street- December 31 4 bays
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What has Manchester City Council said?

Councillor Pat Karney, Christmas and New Year spokesperson for Manchester City Council said: "No-one can deny that 2023 has proved to be quite the year for Manchester with a list of successes in the fields of culture and sport as long as your arm, added to a rapidly growing global reputation as a city to do business with.

"Coming as it does after the dark days of the last few years, we think the time is now right to show how proud we are of our fantastic city and to celebrate it as we close the door on 2023 and look ahead to 2024 and beyond.

"This in no way means we've forgotten how hard life is for a lot of people just now, but we do know that bringing people together helps - it's what Manchester does best. Mancunians really are the best people in the world and we can't think of a better way of welcoming in a new year filled with new possibilities for all of us, than spending it with those we love."

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