T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle to Ring in 2019 with the Pacific Northwest’s Most Iconic Fireworks and Lighting Show to Date

December 20, 2018

T-Mobile is sponsoring New Year's at the Needle for the sixth straight year. Featuring a 10-minute fireworks display and the Space Needle lit up in Magenta, nearly one million viewers will kick off 2019 with an Un-carrier bang.

Space Needle guests will enjoy never-before-seen views of the fireworks display from the world’s first and only revolving glass floor 

 The Space Needle, renowned for producing one of the best structure-launched fireworks displays in the world, will host its 25th annual pyrotechnics spectacular - T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle - on Monday, December 31. The Seattle landmark is proud to continue its collaboration with hometown partner T-Mobile, America’s Un-carrier, to present its most iconic New Year’s celebration to date. For the first time ever, partygoers in the Space Needle will have the opportunity to watch fireworks launch beneath their feet on The Loupe—the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. The fireworks display begins at 11:59 p.m. and will end with a dazzling finale at 12:09 a.m.

New for this year, the T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle festivities will include a 30-minute musically choreographed lighting show that will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31. Cutting edge lighting equipment installed throughout the structure will emit brilliant colors and beams of light across the tower and the Seattle night sky, creating a dramatically enhanced T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle experience.  Lighting effects will also be incorporated into the sensational 10-minute fireworks display. The soundtrack for the 30-minute light show and the 10-minute fireworks display will be broadcast on KISS 106.1 FM.

“After totally reimagining the Space Needle experience with our recent renovations, we wanted to bring the same innovative spirit to one of the nation’s premier New Year’s Eve celebrations,” said Ron Sevart, Space Needle CEO. “Guests on the inside will have an experience like never before with our new two-level party, including the view down through the revolving glass floor. Along with our partners at T-Mobile, we hope the all-new elements of this widely-celebration tradition continue to bring inspiration and joy to the greater Seattle community and beyond.”

The Space Needle’s exclusive partner T-Mobile joins KING TV and iHeartRadio’s 106.1 KISS FM for the landmark’s most extravagant show to date. Additionally, the Space Needle will be illuminated in T-Mobile’s distinctive magenta brand color on Dec. 30-31 as a precursor to the T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle celebration.  

“At T-Mobile, we’re used to celebrating – best customer service, fastest growing wireless provider, best place to work, best use of Magenta – which is why we’re the best possible sponsor for New Years at the Needle for the sixth straight year!” said John Legere, CEO of Bellevue-based T-Mobile. “On behalf of the 8,000 plus T-Mobile employees that call the Puget Sound area home, here’s to turning the page on 2018 and kicking off 2019 with an Un-carrier bang!”

More than 20,000 people are expected to gather on the 74-acre Seattle Center campus to watch the T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle show. The entire Seattle Center campus will be one big party with thousands of free giveaways from T-Mobile as partygoers watch the amazing light show and pyrotechnic effects fired from more than 78 different locations on the iconic landmark. Pyro Spectaculars, global fireworks experts for over 100 years, will design and install fireworks and luminaire instruments from the bottom of the Space Needle to the top.  An estimated 400,000 people will view the show from surrounding neighborhoods, along with another half-million tuning-in from home.

  • KING 5 Television will feature exclusive live broadcast coverage beginning at 11:35 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The 10-minute fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 31.
  • iHeartRadio’s 106.1 KISS FM will broadcast the fireworks soundtrack from 11:59 p.m. to 12:09 a.m.
  • The T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle lighting show will run from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. as KISS 106.1 FM broadcasts the soundtrack.

This year’s music selection for the fireworks includes a list of influential female artists who have inspired and empowered people around the world.  The soundtrack concludes with “Respect” by the iconic and legendary Aretha Franklin.

  • Beyoncé – "Run the World (Girls)"
  • Heart – "Barracuda"
  • Brandi Carlile – "Dreams"
  • Montserrat Cabellé and Vangelis – "Like a Dream"
  • Kesha – "This is Me"
  • Lady Gaga – "The Edge of Glory"
  • Aretha Franklin – "Respect"

Everyone celebrating T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle is encouraged to share photos and videos on social media as they celebrate before, during, and after the fireworks using the hashtag:  #TMobileNYE.   

For Information, contact:
Dave Mandapat, Space Needle:
Email: davem@spaceneedle.com
Desk: 206-905-2164
Cell: 206-605-8637

Danielle Winslow, Space Needle:
Email: daniellew@spaceneedle.com
Desk: 206-905-2139
Cell: 206-498-3560

About Space Needle
Built as the centerpiece and inspiration for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the Space Needle has since become a part of the Seattle experience and the globally-recognized icon for the city. The Space Needle’s recent $100 million renovation added more than 176 tons of glass to the structure offering unparalleled views of Seattle, and houses The Loupe—the world’s first revolving glass floor. Open year-round, the Space Needle hosts more than a million visitors per year. For more information visit: www.spaceneedle.com/press.

About T-Mobile
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to more than 69.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.

About iHeartMedia Seattle
iHeartMedia Seattle owns and operates KBKS-FM, KUBE-FM, KJR-FM, KZOK-FM, KJR-AM, KJAQ-FM, KFNQ-AM, KHHO-AM, KBKS-HD2, KJAQ-HD2, KJAQ-HD3, KJR-HD2, KUBE-HD2, KZOK-HD2, and is part of iHeartMedia.

iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.