Manchester's New Year's Eve fireworks display is moving to a new location this year.

The free, family-friendly event has taken place in Albert Square for the past few years, and in Piccadilly Gardens prior to that.

The 2019 display will be held on Deansgate, outside Manchester Cathedral, the council has confirmed.

It will take place in the same location as the Christmas lights switch on earlier this month.

Music and a big screen will welcome the crowds from around 10.30pm on Tuesday December 31.

A countdown will then lead up to the stroke of midnight, when a 10-minute fireworks display will sparkle over the city.

If you're hoping to ring in 2020 with a glass of something sparkling too, be warned: there's no bar, and no alcohol is allowed to be brought to the event.

Pat Karney, the council's head of all things festive, said: “Following the glittering success of our Christmas lights switch-on event on Deansgate, we can now announce that the New Year’s Eve fireworks event will take place in the same area, near the Cathedral.

“Manchester’s New Year’s event has become a real institution and we expect thousands of people to come down, join the party and welcome 2020 in style.”

Follow CityLife

We have a dedicated Facebook page for all the latest on where to drink, eat, shop, go out and events across Greater Manchester.

From the best food and drink deals to exclusive looks at new restaurants and bars, gig reviews and weekend plans - we've got you covered.

You can follow the page here for all the latest news.

We also have Facebook groups specialising in eating out around Manchester and going out .

To subscribe, simply enter your email address in the box beneath the main image on any what's on story.