Time of fireworks at the Queen Anne naming ceremony on Pier Head

There will be fireworks at the finale of the Cunard Queen Anne Naming Ceremony
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Cunard is bringing the Queen Anne cruise liner to Liverpool for its official naming ceremony.

On Monday, June 3, the Cunard's newest ship will be celebrated on the Pier Head with a free event. The event is being hosted by Busted musician Matt Willis and his wife, TV presenter Emma Willis.

Renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be performing at the naming ceremony, alongside one-of-a-kind performances from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and more. DJ, Craig Charles, will also take to the stage in the evening , providing the music for the dazzling firework show.

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The firework finale is expected to take place at 10.15pm, as crowds bid farewell to Queen Anne. Anywhere on the Pier Head will offer a good vantage point to watch the fireworks. The official naming of Queen Anne is planned to start at 4pm and will be approximately one hour long finishing at 5pm, at which time there will be street animation to entertain the crowds.

The celebrations will then continue at 8:30pm with special guests on stage, up until Queen Anne’s sail away. Katie McAlister, president of Cunard, said: "Liverpool is known the world over as Cunard’s spiritual home, and we are thrilled to announce Maestro Bocelli as part of our incredible line-up of talented artists and performers for this special event.

"This celebration is a tribute to our rich history and a testament to the enduring bond between Cunard and the city of Liverpool. We look forward to honouring this legacy with a celebration of unforgettable performances that reflect the spirit and vibrancy of both our company and this magnificent city."

Mr Bocelli added: "It’s an honour to be performing in Liverpool, for the official naming ceremony of Queen Anne. This event promises to be a beautiful celebration of artistry and craftsmanship, which perfectly captures the spirit and elegance of Cunard’s new ship. To be taking part in such a historic occasion, in a city rich in cultural heritage, truly brings me great joy."

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