Queenslanders to be treated to epic fireworks show tonight

The Ekka may have been cancelled this year, but organisers have found a way for the much-loved fireworks show to go on!

From 6.00pm tonight, Queenslanders will get to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display – all from the comfort of their own home.

The lightshow will take place at the usual RNA Showgrounds location, but instead of having a live audience due to the coronavirus crisis, this year the annual fireworks show will be broadcast live on Channel 7 news.


“With the event impacted for only the third time in its history because of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re proud to broadcast this spectacular fireworks display to homes across the state,” 7 NEWS host Sharyn Ghidella said.

“I know this will be welcome news to all of us who share special connections with the EKKA, especially those who are separated from family and friends due to ongoing restrictions.”

It’s understood the display will be like nothing we have ever seen before, with this year’s fireworks dubbed “the biggest and best”.

So whip up your own goody bag, deep fry a dagwood dog and sit back and enjoy the show!

The fireworks will be televised on Channel 7 News from 6pm tonight.