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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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DRONE FIREWORKS OVER BLACKPOOL

The following video footage was sent to us by one of our customers; David Ireland. The video was shot in Blackpool during an Epic Fireworks display for his family and friends.

Filmed on a DJI PHANTOM 4 Drone, which in the world of helicopter drones is billed as DJI’s smartest flying camera ever. Quite the bold statement but given the quality of the footage, there is not much room for doubt.

Capturing the very essence of the fireworks, the footage is not in amongst the display so no chance of spoiling it for the spectators but gives a fantastic eagle-eyed view (or as it is clearly dark, perhaps a bat’s view!) of the display and the colours seem ever more vibrant.

The display was for family and friends and it is lovely to see the colours and effects of our products from a sky view over this iconic West Coast town.

Check it out:

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BLACKPOOL WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

WHAT: BLACKPOOL WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIP
WHEN: 7TH, 14TH, 21ST AND 28TH SEPTEMBER 2018
WHERE: NORTH PIER, BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE, UK
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
COST: FREE

2018 marks the 20th Blackpool World Firework Championships event offering visitors to the Town of Blackpool the opportunity to see some of the greatest exponents of the field of pyrotechnics doing their stuff on the iconic North Pier for FREE!!

Organised by Titanium Fireworks and the Local Authorities, the event brings international teams over to entertain the crowds who gather for the annual firework event and of course the incredible Blackpool Illuminations.

The Illuminations have been part of the Autumn calendar for Blackpool since 1879 and were aptly described as artificial sunshine due to the un-natural brilliance at this time of the year. I recall going to see them for the first time as a child (a very long time ago now … 19721!) they were captivating and I walked into more people than enough as my eyes were directed upwards in awe at the fascinating lights and characters.

This free light show shines non-stop each night for 66 nights, featuring 100 miles of festooned lights along the staggering 6 mile stretch of the seafront of Blackpool and attracts an incredible 3 million visitors annually.

The competition will take place over 3 consecutive Friday’s on the 7th, 14th and 21st September and then on the final night, the Brits will take centre stage on 28th under the tutelage of Titanium Fireworks before the winning international team is announced.

A perfect weekend break for families and couples alike this is a must do for your bucket list. There is always lots to do whatever the weather and the people are friendly (of course, they will be, they are Northerners!). The choice of food ranges from the usual High Street offerings of Nando’s to family-friendly local Italian restaurants, many of which offer ‘early bird’ discounts which are brilliant for children if you need them to eat earlier.

We will bring you details of this year’s competitors as soon as they become available but last year, the team from South Africa imaginatively called ‘Fireworks for South Africa’ beat off the best from Poland and France to pick the top spot.

We will bring you this year’s runners and riders so to speak as soon as they are available.

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