New Year's Eve
Prepare for an awe-inspiring evening complete with indoor fireworks, as we countdown to midnight. Extra special performances include the Shetland Pony Grand National, live band ‘The Kings’, as well as all new acts; LED Trial Bike Display, aerial acrobats and stunt horses.
There really is no better way for the whole family to celebrate the New Year!
The TheraPlate UK Grand Prix
This is the class that all the riders have come far and wide to win!! The culmination of an exciting week’s jumping the Grand Prix has the highest prize fund (worth over 93,000 Euros), and has the most Longines World Ranking Points up for grabs.
The fences stand at a staggering 1.60m high, and the best riders in Europe come head to head in a World Class competition.
Knockout - Battle of the Sexes
The knockout is a very fast class, starting with eight pairs of horses and riders, who in turn race against each other up and down a mirror image track of show jumps. Seconds are added for any poles knocked down. Four pairs come forward for round two, followed by two pairs in the semi-final and then one very fast final which is not for the warm-up.
Shetland Pony Grand National
The exhilarating Shetland Pony Grand National is one of the most entertaining and high paced competitions. Some of the top young jockeys in the country battle it out to win a Shetland Pony version of rhe most famous steeplechase in the world. We had to include our own version of Aintree's most famous race.
LED Trial Bikes & Tron Girls
New for 2019 this is a high tech, high-energy live action show which will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Each intensely choreographed performance will include world-class trial bike riding and LED dance routines in an intoxicating mix of lights, lasers and theatrical performances.
Not to be missed!
New Act: Magnetism
This year’s show will see the stage set for a world premiere of ‘Magnetism,’ a new and intoxicating performance from frenchman Gilles Fortier.
An innovative mix of equestrian and performing arts – the act perfectly integrates acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and music all showcased in this year’s spectacular and visually stunning entertainment.
‘Magnetism’ promises to be classic Fortier with a twist of the innovative and original and will use all the skills of his team of acrobats, including family members and the finest horses in his stables.
Live Music: The Kings
Rocking the arena with their unique blend of rock will be the fabulous band 'The Kings'. Guaranteed to have the audience up and dancing this is the soundtrack to New Year with the most engaging, uplifting, foot stomping hands in the air rock band to ever grace the M&S Bank Arena.
The band has played over 500 concerts to over 1 million people, from ‘BBC Sports Personality of The Year’ through to headlining the Formula 1 main stage 3 times and countless Celebrity clients the band have also played all over the world alongside some of the biggest names in music, including Eric Clapton, The Script, Robert Plant, Status Quo, Spandau Ballet, Madness, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Will Young, Melanie C...and many more!
In short - they rock!
Indoor Firework Display
To top off the New Year celebrations, going into the new year and decade in style we have a stunning indoor firework display planned. The final part of the evening is the display you really don't want to miss, it wouldn't be a new year celebration without the best fireworks!
The evening will finish at approximately 12:15am after the best New Year celebrations around!
This will be a New Year celebration not to be missed!