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WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS BLACKPOOL 2019

WHAT: WORLD FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIP BLACKPOOL
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHERE: BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE
WHEN: 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, AND 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019
COST: FREE

The beautiful seaside town of Blackpool plays host once again for the World Firework Championships this September and best of all it’s FREE!!

This little coastal town has been the host of the event for many years and the support for it grows year on year. Being a British ‘seaside’, there are naturally lots to see and do out and about.

  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Comedy Club
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Theatre – Dr. Dolittle
  • Kite Festival – St Annes
  • Sealife Blackpool

Food, of course, is very high on the list of priorities and the area of course is well known for its fish and seafood but there are some scrumptious eateries about for you to try if you are staying for the weekend from cheap and tasty to full-on fine dining:

  • FISH AND CHIPS – YORKSHIRE FISHERIES – fish a specialty
  • PIZZA – STEFANI’S PIZZERIA – wood fire baked traditional recipe pizza
  • STEAK – BEACHCOMBER STEAKHOUSE – succulent steaks, juicy burgers and ribs cooked to perfection
  • ITALIAN/EUROPEAN – NOVELLO – specialises in Italian fine dining
  • CURRY/INDIAN – CURRY LEAF – from traditional curries to some outstanding chef’s specials

This year, the competitors will be representing Europe and Canada and plan to have a big impact on the skies over Blackpool.

DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Friday 6TH SEPTEMBER – ESTONIA – REPRESENTED BY PYROCOM
  • Friday 13TH SEPTEMBER – CANADA – ORION FIREWORKS
  • Friday 20TH SEPTEMBER – UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE
  • Friday 27TH SEPTEMBER – UK – TITANIUM FIREWORKS (NON-COMPETITIVE DISPLAY WHILST THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED)

All the events start at 7.30pm with the fireworks due to start at around 8.30pm. Please note that the firing time is determined by numerous factors and as such, we recommend you get there early to avoid disappointment.

Here is a taster from last year’s event, the team from Firemaster, Canada.

If you do manage to get along to see the shows, please let us see your shots and of course; bring me a stick of rock 😊

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BLACKPOOL FREE FIREWORKS FIESTA NIGHT 2018

Of course, Blackpool has been synonymous with the World Firework Championships held annually, but this year, thanks mainly to the diabolical summer rail travel issues, Northern Rail has offered the seaside town £45,000.00 to fund a Firework Fiesta for the town.

Delayed, disrupted and cancelled rail services in the Summer was due to engineering works which adversely affected thousands of visitors to the North Western Coastal town, resulting in a drop of visitor numbers which naturally negatively impacted on the funding generated to the area.

The display will be fired from the North Pier with entertainment from 7.30pm onwards and the pyrotechnics starting at around 8.30 on Saturday 13th October.

In the meantime, this weekend sees Canada firing their re-scheduled competitive display following last weekends cancellation of the event due to storms and high winds.

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BLACKPOOL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2018

WHAT: BLACKPOOL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: BLACKPOOL SEAFRONT
WHEN: THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER – DATES BELOW
COST: FREE

Blackpool once again plays host to the International Firework Competition held annually in the skies over this lovely seaside town.

Blackpool 2015

The event brings together professional firework teams from three countries to battle it out for supremacy. The dates and teams firing are as follows:

• 7th September 2018 – FRANCE – PANDORA PYROTECHNIE

• 14TH September 2018 – ROMANIA – PYRO TECHNIC

• 21ST September 2018 – CANADA – FIREMASTER PRODUCTIONS

• 28TH September 2018 – CELEBRATION DISPLAY BY THE PROFESSIONAL FIRING TEAM FROM TITANIUM FIREWORKS

PANDORA PYROTECHNIE – This team competed in March at the Philippines International Pyrotechnic Competition and are also scheduled to take part in La Grande Motte from 15th August 2018 and they were winners at last year’s event in the French Alps – Courcheval.

PYRO-TECHNIC TRANSILVANIA – This team was established in 1998 and continue to thrill young and old alike with their combination of SFX and pyro events across Romania, putting on over 700 shows annually. This year the team took part in one of the industries biggest and best competitions in the Czech Republic called Ignis Brunensis. The colours in this display were exceptional so expect some bright and big effects in Blackpool.

FIREMASTER PRODUCTIONS – Ontario based team who have been in the business of fireworks for 15 years have previously competed in Blackpool, coming out with a runners-up in 2008 and then lifting the silverware in 2014. In addition, they competed in Hannover where they were once again runners-up before winning Globalfest in 2016.

Blackpool has its usual staples like the Tower and the Pleasure Beach but there are plenty of things to see and do around about. At the Winter Gardens, there are musical and theatrical events featuring everything from the Madagascar, a Musical Adventure to Rip IT Up the 60’s with Harry Judd (McFly and Strictly Come Dancing) Louis Smith (Olympic Gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing) and Ashton Merrygold (JLS and Strictly Come Dancing) who are performing music from throughout the 60’s including tracks from The Stones, The Who and The Beatles to name just a few.

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You could spend the day at the Zoo and check out the Lions, Tigers, and Bears (well, a red Panda at least) or go to the Sealife Centre and check out Nemo’s relatives, see shark, rays and the beautiful turtles or visit the rock pool area where you or your little ones can even touch some of the critters of the sea.

It is a fabulous event in a Town which has the entertainment to suit all the family and being ‘Northern’ a friendly welcome awaits.

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