"PeteB""][quote=""davewazere""][quote=""Tom G" wrote:
I wonder how much they spend on the displays over the three days? £3m?
It cost them £2m for the 3 days.
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Thats rubbish. The old shows with all the special fx had a budget of £25k, bearing in mind that was 6 or 7 years ago and the price of pyro has gone up a fair bit since then.
Last year looked like a solid £20k show to me. Cost of laser and light hire isn't that much so again probs around the £25k mark. Rule of thumb for large firework displays like this is £1000 per minute.
Then you have you have the other costs of event management, fencing, marshalls etc. Can't see each night costing more than £30k to be honest. Absolutely no where near a £2million for 3 nights.[/quote]
£2million sounds about right actually. Some of the larger fireworks cost a few hundred alone! Then take into account the lighting, speaker system, creation of the the show, entertainers, etc, etc and I think £2million over 3 days doesnt sound far off to me! To rent just one speaker (theres probably about 50 in total, not including the cables) costs around £100 for 3 days!