Residents have been left disappointed after the explosive return of Darlington’s South Park fireworks display sold out in less than five days.

The council confirmed on Friday (October 21) morning that wristbands for the display had sold out and the event was now fully booked, after going on sale on Monday.

The huge event is being held on November 5 and promises a firework display light show, street food stalls, and fairground attractions for all the family.

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But many residents have been left disappointed following the news that wristbands were sold out after excitement about the South Park display’s return for the first time in 11 years.

The Northern Echo: Bonfire Night firework displays in Darlington have been held at The Northern Echo Arena in recent years.Bonfire Night firework displays in Darlington have been held at The Northern Echo Arena in recent years. (Image: The Northern Echo)

In a statement posted online Darlington Council said: “All wristbands have been handed out and South Park Fireworks is now FULLY BOOKED.

“Thank you to everyone who has got their wristbands - we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 5 November!”

The free-to-enter event required visitors to collect a wristband, which were available from Monday.

It was also limited to Darlington residents, after bonfire night displays elsewhere, including Stockton, were cancelled.

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Reacting to the news online one disappointed resident posted: “What a joke! Lots of Darlington people have missed out.”

While another added: “Not fair for people that live in Darlington and work long hours so havn’t been able to go for any. Due to this, first chance I’ve had to go this morning and find they are sold out everywhere.”

And another commented: “Looks like we not going. How have they ran (sic) out of wristbands? Surely they know how many people live in Darlington?!”

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