ANOTHER fantastic firework display has been promised for the annual Witton Park bonfire - and this year the sky will be alive with the sound of music.

The event, which has been held annually since 1983 and is organised by the Rotaract and Rotary clubs of Blackburn with Darwen, will play host to a huge display co-ordinated with music.

And local businesses have been donating hundreds of wooden pallets to ensure the Blackburn skyline is again lit with a red glow from the massive fire.

This year's event is on Saturday, November 6, and all proceeds will go to Rishton charity Lord's House Farm, which provides horse and pony riding facilities for disabled and disadvantaged children.

Another addition to the event is a Guy Fawkes competition. Youth groups and voluntary projects in the area will be asked to make their own Guy and the one that raises the most money will take top spot on the bonfire.

People are invited to be in the park from 6.30pm and the fire will be lit an hour later by John Forrest, president of Blackburn Rotaract, with the fireworks expected to take off around 8.15pm. The firework display has been sponsored by Vantage Toyota, Blackburn.

Louise Whalley, district chairman of the Rotaract and organiser of this year's bonfire, said: "We hope the display being co-ordinated with music will make it even more spectacular.

"We want people to come down and have a great time and make a small donation to help a worthwhile charity."