The event began in 1997 at a group called TESA (The Events Services Association) after many years of discussion the feasibility of holding an annual fireworks competition which was to give competitors the opportunity to show off their respective talents.
After checking out all the suitable sites which could possibly house such an event, they settled on Plymouth Hoe as with its natural amphitheatre giving a panoramic viewing platform from the Port and Plymouth Sound for the beautiful fireworks.
Six teams are drawn annually to compete and every 6th year, they hold a ‘Champion of Champions’ event featuring the last ‘superchamp’ and the last 5 winners in an all out battle royal.
This year’s British Firework Championships event is over two nights, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August and the following teams will take centre stage:
Tuesday 12th August 2014
• Blitz Fireworks
• Northern Lights Fireworks
Wednesday 13th August 2014
• Pyro 1
• Reaction Fireworks
• MLE Pyrotechnics
All six of these teams are exceptional and are known nationally as experts in the field of display pyrotechnics so the crowds are in for a treat.
As well as the fireworks, there will be plenty of additional entertainment on offer:
• Music supplied by Heart FM
• Food and drinks concessions
Good luck to all competitors and we will bring you the pictures and video as soon as it becomes available.