New Year's Eve Fireworks (1)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What steps will you take to ensure that Londoners are given priority for tickets to this year's event?


Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks (1)

Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are confident that the system we have in place is a fair and accessible one, with multiple opportunities for Londoners to book tickets on a first come, first served basis. The first batch of tickets for this year's event, for those needing to plan ahead, went on sale on 19 June. The majority of tickets however will be released in September, meaning everyone including Londoners will have another opportunity to book. New Year's Eve is a global moment to celebrate together, and the event is specifically geared at the promotion of London, encouraging tourism and inward investment to the city.  However, we want to ensure that London New Year's Eve remains an event that is open and welcoming to all, whether attendees live in London, other parts of the UK or abroad.