This year's Skyworks show has been created by pyrotechnic experts Howard And Sons.
The pyrotechnic expert at Howard and sons (and director), Andrew Howard, has fronted the press to give some sneaky tidbits of what to expect form their big show this year.
We love what Andrew said about our city:
"...it is pretty much a pyrotechnician's dream, this canvas, and this city that we've got to work with."
Andrew also told the world that the City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks is Australia's longest and largest show... Bloody yay to that!
As you'll also hear, many of the fireworks that will fire off on Friday night are the unfired ones from last year's cancelled show.
Thanks to the City of Perth, we've got some fast facts about the show.
- Skyworks 2018 features a flotilla of fireworks barges with more firing positions than ever before, creating the biggest and widest-spread pyrotechnic spectacle in Skyworks history.
- For the first time, our fireworks will be fired from a new barge layout with 19 firing points in a row, offering an expanded display of fireworks on the river.
- The sequences – designed by Howard & Sons Master Pyro-technician Stuart Bensley – promise to deliver the most memorable show yet – with a surprise included.
- The 30 minute show synchronises to mix94.5's soundtrack, so we encourage people to tune in to fully appreciate the Skyworks experience.
- Total number of shots: 32,343
- Individual firing cues: 8,320
- 19 separate firing locations, using 8 laptops and 8 firing control panels
- Weight of equipment needed for the display: 45 tonnes
- Amount of explosive material used in the display: 10 tonnes
- Shipping containers of fireworks: 3 x 40 foot containers