WHAT: UK FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS 2018
WHY: FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: CATTON HALL, CATTON PARK, CATTON, WALTON UPON TRENT, DE12 8LN
WHEN: SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018 – GATES OPEN FROM 12PM – FIREWORKS STARTS AT 8PM
The UK festival of fireworks is held annually and is organized by Jubilee fireworks.
Catton Hall is the venue for what is known as the UK’s largest fireworks extravaganza. Witness the skies dark blank canvas set alight as 4 different companies on the fireworks industry put on their own musical pyrotechnic displays with something for all the family to enjoy.
The festival offers the opportunity to experience some fantastic and out of this world examples of firework art. Normally, in competition, the teams are bound by certain rules to what they can and can’t do but in the UK fireworks festival, each of the display companies are free to show off their own design talents in any matter that they choose, making this festival unique and one of a kind every year.
The gates to the festival open from 12pm with the main displays starting from 8pm onwards.
We advise to turn up early to get your prime viewing spot and get set up for the evening ahead.
You can bring along your own little afternoon tea or picnics or if you would like something different you can choose to sample some of the wide range of food and drink down at the food fair.
Catton Hall, however, does not accept or allow any pets, BBQs, garden flares, ball games or any personal fireworks on the site (this includes sparklers I’m afraid). But there is plenty on offer to eat and drink and do at the festival itself for you not to need these items.
Last years event saw the introduction of the steam rally, a collection of full size and miniature vintage steam engines and vehicles for any enthusiasts out there, and we believe this is the same this year.
FUSE FIREWORKS – RETFORD
With the mission statement for the company been “making people happy with fireworks” you know that the young and dynamic company run by husband and wife team are going to put on a jaw-dropping performance.
The company has entertained on both small and large scales and some of the lists of clients include Wembley Park, Flamingo Land, Alexandra’s Palace and Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Using the most up to date systems of firing the company ensures that the shows they put on are the cutting edge on design and modern pyrotechnics.
FULLY FUSED FIREWORKS – BEDFORDSHIRE
With over 30 years’ experience in the business, Fully Fused fireworks is an event management company that excels in the production as well as management on all events they range from parties and weddings to indoor and outdoor concerts.
The company and its owner have a glittering cv and some good awards under their belts much as a winning show in Monaco (Monte Carlo) as well as winning many other international firework competitions.
1ST GALAXY – NOTTINGHAM
Known as a well-established supplier of consumer fireworks as well as doing professional displays the team at 1st galaxy have an abundance of experience and have staged some impressive displays not only for the normal public events like bonfire night, Christmas light switch on, new years eve and summer festivals the company has also taken part in “Festival D’Art Pyrotechnique” in Cannes.
As well as doing the displays the company also sells their own exclusive fireworks under the brand “Britannia fireworks” they also sell other brands such as Vulcan and Jorge from both Europe and China.
JUBILEE FIREWORKS – WEST MIDLANDS
Not only are they the company organising the event they are also taking part in the festival as well. The company was formed in 1987 and through the years has now been transformed into becoming a major force in the UK fireworks industry and have a powerful reputation internationally.
They have gained the champion of champions in both musical and traditions national competitions also received some winning medals for international competitions in Manila (Philippines) and Knokke Heist (Belgium). In 2015 the company won the golden Jupiter award in Le International Des Feux Loto Quebec in Montreal Canada adding one of the highest accolades to the trophy cabinet.
With all the companies having a win to their name, the event getting 5-star reviews on last year’s festival you know for definite that you are in for an action-packed, breath-taking, amazing evening.