A cannon shaped fire drum will be just one of many metallic marvels on display.
A cannon shaped fire drum will be just one of many metallic marvels on display. John Towells

Killarney ready to fire up for bonfire night

KILLARNEY bonfire night is set to turn up the heat as the event expects a record attendance on Saturday.

Organiser Louise Brosnan said the event, which features giant fire drum exhibitions and live music and fireworks, has been steadily growing in attendance since its formation 10 years ago.

"It began as a fundraiser for Killarney aged care and there were only 200 people from Killarney there to begin with but over the 10 years, it's just grown so much,” Ms Brosnan said.

"For a long time, it was doubling each year.

"Last year we raised over $2500 .”

In tribute of a decade of causing sparks around town, the festival has expanded its music selection.

As well as buskers, the event will now have three different stages for three different genres, including bluegrass funk band Huckleberry Gin, country singer Gretta Barton√, and indie rock band Blue Nigel.

"We put a call out and these were the three who approached us and it worked out perfectly,” Ms Brosnan said.

"It way to add more variety to the night.”

The event starts at 4pm today at the Killarney showgrounds, Willow St and tickets are $15 for adults with children under 12 enter free. Tickets can be bought at the gate or through www.killarney- bonfirenight.com.

Food and drink will be available from vendors throughout the night.



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