NEW YORK, July 4 (UPI) -- The televised Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular special is to feature performances by Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley and Flo Rida, NBC announced.
Emceed by Today show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, the program will air Saturday 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from four barges positioned between 23rd and 37th streets in midtown Manhattan, and from one double-barge positioned below the Brooklyn Bridge.
"The presentation will include more than 50,000 pyrotechnic shells and effects during a 25-minute synchronized display," a news release said.
"New shells and effects include multi-colored transformation ghosts, blue and red octopi, crescent moons, patriotic stars, double hearts, roaring dragons, screaming banshees, purple rain, and spider web-shaped shells. In honor of this year's bravery theme, the show will combine these mesmerizing effects in 22 different colors, including new neon highlighter yellow, green and pink."