Fireworks Championships 2009 Blackpool

Blackpool hosts the International Fireworks Championships.

Starting on Sunday the 6th of September. The Blackpool Illuminations season opens with an international air as countries from all around the world come to compete for the coveted title.

Each team must put on a pyro-musical display that not only reflects their country’s cultural heritage but also shows off state of the art design and innovation in pyrotechnics.

The eyes of the world will be on Blackpool for this and competition will be fierce. The first to perform will be Frances Focus Pyro who hope to dazzle the tens of thousands of spectators who line the promenades to witness the best in the world battle it out.

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Pyro – Musical has become an artform in and of itself, honing their skills, the competitors will hope to touch the audience emotionally and use the music and the fireworks harmoniously.

“Music and fireworks go together beautifully when the timing is just right and the mood and feel of the musical piece match the visual display in the sky, the audience responds and the whole becomes much greater than the sum of its parts. There is an acceptance of togetherness between spectator, music and pyrotechnic which can be overwhelming.” – Graeme Connelly, pyro musical aficionado.

Weekly heats will see the competitors vying for top space and the publics hearts. We hope you can make it there.

The recommended viewing area for the Blackpool Fireworks or the best place to see the fireworks is all the promenade areas North of the North Pier all the way to Gynn Square. If you know a good spot to watch the Blackpool fireworks let us know and we will share it with the world.


First Heat Sunday, Sept 6 – France, Focus Pyro

Second Heat Friday, Sept 11 – Ireland, Rocket Pyrotechnic

Third Heat Friday, Sept 18 – China, Vulcan International

Fourth Heat Friday 25 – Austria, Lukasser Design Fireworks International

Final Friday Oct 2 – Celebration Display by Kimbolton Fireworks

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  • Kelly

    Go every year to the fireworks, always spectacular!

  • Kevin Turner

    Hi do you know what time the display is going to start?

  • drpyro

    we are told that kick off is at 7 30. We recommend getting there earlier to get a good spot to view the fireworks.

  • Fern

    Does anyone know what time the display starts tomorrow (25th Sept)….thanks 🙂

  • drpyro

    The build up starts about 7 30 and the show begins at 8 30.

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  • Louise

    Hi. My family and I are coming up for the final on friday but rain is forecast and it says the displays are subject to weather conditions. We live a four hour drive away and wouldn’t like to come all that way if the fireworks weren’t going to be on. What do you think the chances are of the event being cancelled – i.e. will they run even if there’s a bit of rain, and only be cancelled if there’s loads of it?


  • drpyro

    Hi Louise,
    Very good question. The fireworks should go ahead regardless of the weather, of course if there is a full scale blizzard it may be cancelled.
    But it is possible to set off fireworks in light rain, no problem at all.
    Very nice to hear you are travelling so far to watch the fireworks. I hope it is a dry and enjoyable evening for all your family!

  • Lorraine

    will the final display on Fri 2nd Oct kick off at the same time as the others?

  • Lorraine

    PS by same time I mean 7.30pm, and where would be the best viewing point? thanks again

  • drpyro

    Yes we understand that the display will start at the same time. We strongly recommend getting there very early to get a good viewing spot as this is likely to be the busiest night.

    See you all there!

  • Lorraine

    me again 🙂
    Where will be the best viewing point?

  • elena

    Could tonights display be cancelled due to the high wind?

  • drpyro

    Hi Elena,
    I am sorry to say that the wind may well be too high for the fireworks to go ahead. The guys on the ground there are keeping a very close eye on the wind speed. Sadly, it is likely that the wind will cause the display to be cancelled.

  • jaycee

    wots the out look for tonite to go ahead???

  • drpyro

    although it does not look good. The show must go on

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