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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018 – THE VENUES ARE DECIDED

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2018
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST AND 28TH JULY 2018, 11TH AUGUST 2018 AND 1ST, 8TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018
WHERE: VARIOUS VENUES – AS DETAILED BELOW
COST: £19.00 PER ADULT £9.00 FOR CHILDREN (5-16 YEARS – UNDER FIVES GO FREE)

As 2017 draws to a close thoughts turn to what we have to entertain us through the Summertime in 2018 and what domestic competition will be taking place.

There was an announcement this week of the dates and venues for the fantastic Firework Champions events taking place in the grounds of some of the most treasured historic houses in England.

The professional fireworks team from MLE Pyrotechnics has once again brought together a fabulous list of events which means a weekly dose of the sounds and smells of fireworks to sooth even the most beastly of hearts.

Once again one of the events takes place at Arley Hall which replaced Capesthorne Hall as a new site last year. Arley is home to Lord and Lady Ashbrook and the current building stands on the site of the original family home built in 1469 – the same family has resided there for over 550 years since it was replaced in 1845.

All the venues are classical Hall’s or Castles and represent some of the best that the UK has to offer.

Here are the event dates and venues. The competitors will be announced soon so we will let you know once this information is available:

· 21st JULY 2018 – NEWBY HALL – NORTH YORKSHIRE

· 28TH JULY 2018 – STANFORD HALL – WARWICKSHIRE

· 11TH AUGUST 2018 – BELVOIR CASTLE – LEICESTERSHIRE

· 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018 – RAGLEY HALL – WARWICKSHIRE

· 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018 – EASTNOR CASTLE – HEREFORDSHIRE

· 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018 – ARLEY HALL – CHESHIRE

The competition will be between three teams invited to battle it out with beautiful display’s perfectly choreographed to music with split-second timing. Once they have all fired, the voting will open allowing the audience to choose their winning display. Whilst the voting is cast and counted, the organisers MLE Pyrotechnics will fire the finale display.

Firework Champions events are always a huge draw to people, especially pyro lovers but this also offers the opportunity to hone their pro skills and of course, spend time with family and friends in some of the best settings the UK has to offer. Because it will be the height of summer, daylight will not begin to fade until very late evening so you really can make a full day of it.

There will be concession stands selling some food and beverages but you are welcome to bring along your own food.

Firework Champions Dates 2018

FIREWORK CHAMPIONS STANFORD HALL 2017

WHAT: STANFORD HALL – FIREWORK CHAMPIONS
WHEN: SATURDAY 29TH JULY 2017
WHERE: STANFORD HALL, NEAR LUTTERWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE17 6DH.
CONTACT TEL: 01788 860250
EMAIL: [email protected]
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION
COST: £20 ADULTS – £10 CHILDREN
CAMPING: £10 PER NIGHT PER ADULT
GAZEBO: £25

Stanford Hall is the second venue for the firework champions competition with 4 more fantastic displays from 3 more top UK firework companies.

With Shakespeare’s Avon flowing through the park, this beautiful house has been within the same family since 1430. It was pulled down and rebuilt in the 1960’s it now resembles and shows the fantastic period that it was built in.

As with all the events at the firework champions, parking and disabled parking is available and will be monitored by friendly staff to help and direct you accordingly. Please note, there are some areas which are dark and the ground may be uneven, and may not be suitable for everyone.

Fireworks

Preshow entertainment includes information about the teams, interviews with the firework teams, and other interesting facts.

Options available on food either to bring your own or grab a bite from one of the vendors on the site, just remember as the grounds are within a stately home you can take along picnics and furniture, blankets etc. to sit on but under NO circumstances are BBQ’s or open flame appliances on site anywhere.

Voting to crown the champions couldn’t be easier as you the audience decides by voting for their favorite by text message from your mobile.

The Running order is as follows

Gates close for entry – Information and interviews with the teams announced: 9:00pm

Computer fired demo: 9:15pm
Team 1: 9:30pm
Team 2: 9:45pm
Team 3: 10:00pm

Competing Teams

Sky Dazzle Pyrotechnics

Flashpoint Fireworks

G-force fireworks

SMS Voting opens: 10:15pm
SMS Voting closes: 10:30pm

MLE Pyrotechnics – Larger scale closing display: 10:30pm

Results announced of winning team: 10:40pm

This will be the 14th year that its has been held at Stanford with each one beating the year so you know that you’re in for a treat.

Can’t make it! – There are still 4 more events to go see after this one plenty of choice.

Firework Champions 2017 – Here are the teams! from Firework Champions on Vimeo.

NEWBY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2017

WHAT: NEWBY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2017
WHEN: SATURDAY 22ND JULY 2017
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, HG4 5AE
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
TIME: – 5:00 PM – 10:00PM
COST: £20.00 PER ADULT – PRE-BOOKING DISCOUNTS AND CHILD PRICES AVAILABLE!

Want to make a weekend of it ?

Bring your tent or caravan and stay on site – Camping / Gazebo £10.00 to £25.00

This year Newby hall is the first of 6 events and presents to you 4 fantastic displays in the evening from 3 of the best UK firework companies.

Newby Hall is an elegant country house that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has been beautifully restored by Robert Adam.

The gardens are award winning, there is a stylish shop, restaurant, and even a plant stall to complete the family attraction feel to the property.

Parking is available along with disabled parking and will be monitored by staff that will direct you to the appropriate places.

Just a note the event caters for all needs but there can be rough and dark sections in some places it may not be suitable for everyone so it is best to check at the booking stage.

There is a pre-show entertainment available to give you an insight to the teams along with interviews and other interesting facts. But if you want to get in position to sit and relax with family and friends you can also do this as well you make this event yours.

Fancy dining out under the star-lit sky?

As the grounds are within a stately home you can take along picnics and furniture, blankets etc. to sit on but under NO circumstances are BBQ’s or open flame appliances on site anywhere.

If you do forget your food there is always vendors that will be offering food and drink throughout the evening.

Families have been covered children’s entertainment available to keep the little ones quiet and entertained before the show.

The Main Event – The competitors produce the best firework displays along to music making the perfect dance partners. After the main event, the reigns are the handed over to MLE Pyrotechnics for the perfect finale.

Then it’s down to the voting to crown the champions. This couldn’t be easier, you decide the winners by voting for the favorite by text message from your mobile.

The Running order and times are as follows:

5.00PM – Gates open for entry – Music and interviews broadcasted throughout the evening.

9:00pm – Gates close for entry – Information and interviews with the teams

Computer fired demo: 9:15pm
Team 1: 9:30pm
Team 2: 9:45pm
Team 3: 10:00pm

Competing teams – Atom Fireworks / Cambridge Fireworks / Magical fireworks

SMS Voting opens: 10:15pm
SMS Voting closes: 10:30pm

10:30pm – MLE Pyrotechnics display

10:40pm – Results and Winning team announced

An explosive night of fun for all the family. Don’t worry if you can’t make this date, they have another 5 events available throughout the UK.

Firework Champions - Newby Hall 2016