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WHAT: British Firework Championships 2013
WHERE: The Hoe, Plymouth
WHEN: Tuesday 13th August 2013 and Wednesday 14th August 2013
OPENING TIMES: 6.00pm – 11:00pm
It started back in 1996, where each year six professional fireworks companies take part in the British Firework Championships – and it’s back.
The world-renowned British Fireworks Championships will once again be taking place at The Hoe – Plymouth’s jaw dropping waterfront on Tuesday 13th August and Wednesday 14th August 2013.
This year’s fireworks show will see the return of the ‘Champions of Champions’ competitions after the unfortunate weather conditions halted the competition last year.
Entertainment will begin on the Heart FM stage from around 6.00pm and the first fireworks display will start at approximately 9.30pm as dusk descends.
The competing teams are as follows:
Phoenix Fireworks - Tuesday 13th August 2013
Selstar Fireworks - Tuesday 13th August 2013
1st Galaxy Fireworks - Tuesday 13th August 2013
Star Fireworks - Wednesday 14th August 2013
MLE Pyrotechnics - Wednesday 14th August 2013
Pendragon Fireworks - Wednesday 14th August 2013
This year, for the first time, there will be an extra prize of £750 for ‘innovation’. The criteria are that each competitor is invited to submit a brief description (which could include images) of a single aspect of their firework display which may be considered for the new innovation prize.
Innovation could be in any of the following forms:
A. Product design.
B. Display design.
C. Firing systems and techniques.
D. Rigging systems.
E. Safety aspects.
Submissions will be evaluated by a technical committee including the event organisers and the adjudicator and the prize will be awarded by them on the basis of the submission and, if applicable, the execution of the innovative aspect during the preparation, rigging or during the display itself. The Committee’s decision will be final.
This awesome family friendly event has loads to offer throughout the day too. There are loads of things to do and see, from boat trips around the famous Naval Dockyards to visit some of the City’s tourist attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium, the Wheel of Plymouth and the world-famous Smeaton’s lighthouse.
WHAT: Cannes International Fireworks Festival 2013
WHERE: City of Cannes, France
VENUE: Bay of Cannes
WHEN: March 2013, July 2013 and August 2013
The Cannes Firework Festival (also known as the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique) is an annual fireworks competition which originally started in 1967.
The competition is held in the Bay of Cannes and consists of several different countries competing to win the firework competition.
The fireworks are lit from three barges anchored in the sea. The barges are around 350 metres from the shore and approximately 180 metres apart.
Each country chooses a theme and presents a 25 minute show which is synchronised to music.
The competition is judged and the winners of the competition are awarded with the Vestale d’argent. The judges make their decision on the theme, how well it is synchronised, originality, sound track, colours, set-up, flow of the fireworks, and the general feel of the show.
The schedule of events are as follows:
Portugal – Team Luso Pyrotecnia – Wednesday 6th March 2013 10.00pm
Azerbaidjan – Team Baku Fireworks Group – Thursday 4th July 2013 10.00pm
Italy – Team Vaccalluzzo Pyrotecnia – Sunday 14th July 2013 10.00pm
Italy – Team Vaccalluzzo Pyrotecnia – Sunday 21st July 2013 10.00pm
France – Team EFC Evenement – Monday 29th July 2013 10.00pm
Hong-Kong, China – Team Pyro Magic – Wednesday 7th August 2013 10.00pm
France – Team J Couturier Org – Saturday 24th August 2013 10.00pm
The event attracts up to 200,000 spectators every year. Therefore, there is competition for the best viewing points. We advise that you leave in good time to get a good viewing point.
Please see the map below for details of the best viewing points available. Further details can be found here.
7 WORLD CLASS FIREWORK DISPLAYS – 3 NIGHTS OF EXPLOSIVE ENTERTAINMENT – ONLY ONE WINNER
WHAT: The British Musical Fireworks Championships 2013
NEW VENUE: Victoria Park
WHEN: Friday 4th October, Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October 2013
OPENING TIMES: 19:00 – 21:00
Every year, the skies over Southport light up to musical accompaniment as teams battle it out to be declared British Musical Fireworks Champions 2013.
The family friendly event will be held from the 4th to the 6th October 2013 at the new venue, Victoria Park as the original site is currently under re-development.
There will be seven breath-taking firework displays which will wow the crowds as the teams attempt to bring something new and innovative to this magical event.
From the first chord of the music to the final clap on results night, the British Musical Fireworks Championship is spectacular and supported by thousands of people from across the UK and beyond.
The British Musical Fireworks Championship is no ordinary competition, each competitor is required to synchronise their firework display to music, making each display no ordinary display and this event is one of a kind in the UK.
With 7 mind-blowing displays, its ‘s going to be a job and a half for the adjudicators to reach a decision about which of the magnificent competitors will be crowned champions for 2013.
The competing teams are as follows:
• KOMODO FIREWORKS
• SIROTECHNICS FIREWORKS
• JONATHANS FIREWORKS
• SANDLING FIREWORKS
• FUSE FIREWORKS
• DRAGON FIREWORKS
The running order is as follows:
Friday 4th October 2013 – Komodo Fireworks (2012 Champions) and Pyroartistry
Saturday 5th October 2013 – Sirotechnics Fireworks, Jonathans Fireworks and Sandling Fireworks
Sunday 6th October 2013 – Fuse Fireworks and Dragon Fireworks
Friday advance rate £5
Friday normal rate £7
Sat advance rate £7
Sat normal rate £9
Sat advance rate £5
Sat normal rate £7
Three day passes £15 (available on phone only) Tel: 01704 533333
Seated tickets in advance only Friday and Sunday £15, Saturday £20
All tickets are subject to a 4.5% credit/debit card charge, see the British Musical Fireworks Championship website for full details.
If you do get the chance to go along and support the British Musical Fireworks Championship, let us have your pictures and videos and we will feature them on a results blog later in the year
Good luck to all the competitors