AUTUMN is almost here, meaning Himley Bonfire is on the horizon.

Early bird tickets are now on sale online for the council-run event which returns on Saturday November 2.

The event will celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing with the theme ‘To the Moon and Back’.

A standard adult ticket costs £10 and standard child and senior citizen tickets are £5.50 online, which is cheaper than buying on the gate on the night.

Tickets can be booked at:

The event will also see the return of a premium viewing area on the South Lawns near the hall with a private bar, gourmet food, a lit marquee, large screen with live entertainment and elevated views. An enhanced VIP ticket which includes access to hall is all available for £25.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said: "We are thrilled to be sharing the details of this year’s exciting Himley Bonfire, which will mark a huge moment in the history of mankind. People can take advantage of a considerable discount by booking their tickets online now.

"Our premium viewing area near the hall was hugely successful last year and is back by popular demanded. As there is a limited number of tickets we are encouraging people to order online now before they sell out."