The good news is LithGlow is back better than ever in 2021 with a raft of improvements that are set to make it the best installment of the popular event yet. The bad news is the event is so popular that if you haven't got tickets yet then you might be watching from afar this year.
The 3000 tickets available for this year's spectacular sold out within three weeks of going on sale, and while it may be disappointing for those missing out, Tourism Manager for Lithgow City Council, Simon Francis, said it was great news for event organisers.
"Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions we can't have more tickets available but it is set to be a great night out for those fortunate enough to get tickets," he said. "We are absolutely over the moon and after so long of very few events allowed in Lithgow, the response has been great and the crowd will no doubt love this years LithGlow."
The historic buildings will feature once again as the backdrop to an amazing light show, one which Simon said will leave crowds inspired. "The lights will look spectacular and there will also be two live bands creating a soundtrack for the evening," he said.
"Paper-Sun will be providing some psychedelic, chilled vibes while Blue Sherlock will inject some of their unique mixes having been inspired by musicians such as Hozier and Tash Sultana.
"There will also be a fantastic range of food stalls available for visitors with pasta, Chinese cuisine, and desserts stands just some of the treats available.
"After feedback from the last event, we have also made sure there is plenty of coffee at hand to boost people's energy levels and keep them warm in conjunction with the new fire drums in the 'hot zones'."
As part of the evenings entertainment, roving performers including colourful characters from Lithgow Living History, along with creative talent from Denison College's Cirkus Surreal, will also captivate the crowd.
For many people, the highlight of the night will be the EnergyAustralia Fireworks display which will be the largest pyrotechnic display ever seen in Lithgow. Launched from the Lake Pillans area, the fireworks display will be choreographed to an inspiring soundtrack and run for almost ten minutes.
Held on Saturday, May 8 from 5pm to 8pm, the return of LithGlow will allow people to walk through the stunning Blast Furnace structure and imagine what it must have been like when it was the largest iron works in Australia 114 years ago and the heart of the Lithgow iron and steel industry. Shuttle buses will start at 4.30pm and includes stops at Main St, the National Bank and Cook St Plaza.