Why you could hear fireworks across Merseyside tonight

Fireworks at the Liverpool Waterfront
-Credit: (Image: Liverpool ECHO)

Cunard's magnificent new liner, the Queen Anne, was in Liverpool today for its naming ceremony.

There were celebrations into the night at the Pier Head, with a concert put on for thousands of partygoers.

People waited for hours to watch the entertainment put on to celebrate the naming ceremony. There were performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, as well as a show-stopping recital by world renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli.

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Legendary Liverpudlian TV personality and DJ Craig Charles joined the orchestra on stage in the evening, and the crowd joined in singing Beatles classics including Hey Jude and All You Need is Love.

At 10.30pm, a fireworks display started, lighting up the Liverpool Waterfront to stunning effect as the Queen Anne departed.

In an indication of how immense the display was, one Twitter user said he "could hear the fireworks from Garston".

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