WIN: Launch Sheffield After Dark fireworks with X Factor star

After Dark fireworks lighting up the sky at Don Valley Grass Bowl
After Dark fireworks lighting up the sky at Don Valley Grass Bowl
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After Dark, billed as Yorkshire’s number one firework spectacular, is getting the X Factor - YOU could help one of this year’s finalists launch the fireworks in Sheffield, writes Graham Walker,

One lucky reader will help to press the plunger on the Heart Live Music Stage, along with the radio station’s breakfast show presenters Dixie and Emma.

The X Factor star who exits the show on Sunday night will be this year’s After Dark special guest at Don Valley Bowl, on Wednesday, November 5.

Our winner and a guest will also get the chance to go backstage to meet them.

Up to 20,000 people are expected to descend on Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl for the event which takes place on Wednesday, November 5, 5.30pm to 10pm.

Highlights include a giant bonfire, to be lit at 7.30pm and the fireworks display set to music, which gets underway at 9pm.

There will also be funfair rides, food stalls and drinks.

After Dark is also backed by The Star, Sheffield City Council, Supertram, City Taxis, Global Security and is organised by Yellow Bus Events.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children (under 14), under-threes are free. Call 0114 256 5656, buy from Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield City Hall, USUS and Hallam Unions or visit

Tickets will be available on the night for cash only from IceSheffield and Terry Street ticket booths.

For your chance to win our prizes, enter our draw by post, email or Twitter.

Post your details to After Dark Competition, StarCompAD14, Graham Walker, The Star, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1PU.

Email your details, with StarCompAD14 in the subject field, to

Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompAD14.

Deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014,10am. Usual SNL rules and data terms, as below.


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