London fireworks welcome in 2017

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | January 1, 2017 0

London has welcomed in 2017 with spectacular Fireworks and Illuminations to see in the New Year – and with a Princely twist.

All eyes were on the River Thames for the annual fireworks display as the crowds listen out for the iconic bongs of Big Ben. The impressive display managed to pay tribute to the late, great Prince with purple colours and the opening bars of his classic ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ track from Purple Rain. You can watch the festivities here as millions around the country celebrate the start of 2017 and the full playlist is below. Fittingly the display was bookended by three David Bowie tracks including Ziggy Stardust. These, the first fireworks organised by London’s labour Mayor Sadiq Khan also contained the strong anti-Brexit and pro diversity message that “London is Open”, to investment, to visitors and to the diversity which this iconic World City embraces and exemplifies.

Prince – 1999

Prince – Let’s Go Crazy

Prince – Alphabet St

Prince – Kiss

Sigala (feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers) – Give Me Your Love

Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance

Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic

Fatman Scoop (feat. DJ Kool) – It Takes Scoop

Orbital – Chime

Woodkid – Run Boy Run

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax

Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners – This Girl

TNGHT – Higher Ground

M Beat (feat. General Levy) – Incredible

Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr (feat. Beardyman) – Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat

Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra – London is the Place for Me

Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars (Hardwell Remix)

David Bowie – Fame

David Bowie – Space Oddity

David Bowie – Suffragette City

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust

Chromeo – Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix)

Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin) – Don’t You Worry Child

The Skibbereen Eagle wishes its followers, contributors and readers all the best for 2017. Value every day, make every day count.

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