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Epic Fireworks Feature Wired Mag Nov 2013

Epic Fireworks Feature - Wired Magazine

OOOPPPSSS we did it again … EPIC FIREWORKS In The Media 🙂

As some of you may know, Epic are no strangers to being in the media and as such, we were delighted to be approached by Wired Magazine who wanted to do an editorial piece on some of the biggest fireworks in the UK and they naturally came to the best.

They tested the list of goodies in a field somewhere in deepest darkest Cambridgeshire (and had a brilliant time by all accounts).  All the pyro was filmed and photographed on a tripod mounted camera’s and sound pressure level metres and all the items were rated on the visual effect (gauged by the oohs) and the noise levels (gauged by the aahhs).

The goodies they tested were:

  • Super Conic Fountain – 1kg, massive fountain which is a brilliant starter to any display as it gets increasingly higher in the sky
  • Space Blaster Rocket – medium priced rocket with mixed effects – 5 to a pack
  • Green Ball Head Rocket – High and loud broad tailed rocket with a massive green burst followed by crackling stars
  • Thunderous Finale 2 –  the second version of our best seller – a beautiful addition to any finale and fast firing.
  • Venus Sky Trap – long-lasting display piece which will keep everyone entertained.
  • Angels Vs Demons – super fast firing beauty which is one of the mainstay’s of the Epic range with fantastic effects including huge spiralling comet tails and beautiful golden glitter.  A must have for any self-respecting pyro freak.
  • Sky Storm rocket – this beautiful double break rocket comes either as a single or as part of a pack of three.  Beautiful and sky filling.  Great for those who want a mid-sized big rocket for the start or end of a display. 

The piece also covers the safety aspect of any fireworks display and clearly highlights the safety distances, how to best set up the fireworks for greatest impact and the fall out zone where any debris can drop without coming anywhere close to the crowd.

A great editorial about a great subject for which we thank the team at Wired Magazine.

Epic Fireworks Feature - Wired Magazine


Fireworks For Fathers Day

Big Ben Pack

Are you getting some fireworks for Fathers Day for Sunday 16th June 2013?

Well, here at Epic headquarters the phones have been hot off the hook taking orders for upcoming Fathers Day.

But from where does Fathers day originate? Well, Fathers Day was created in America in the early part of the twentieth century, and over the years has been adopted by countries all over the world including the UK.

So what will you be buying for your special Father?

The traditional present for a Father on Fathers Day is a watch or a tie, but we’re sure he’s got plenty of these already!

Men's Health Magazine - Screaming Spiders #EpicFireworks

The most popular item that people are going for at epic hq is the award-winning screaming Screaming Spiders – 60 seconds of awesomeness 🙂


Business Booming For UK Company

With 35 years in the business of fireworks and special effects, Mitcham based company “Le Maitre” (The Master) are reporting a profit increase of 30%, which in the recent economic climate has to be regarded as nothing short of spectacular.

With an impressive list of clients including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Branson and the BBC to name just a few the second biggest pyrotechnics company on the planet also has had its work associated with many blockbuster films including “the hunger games” and “Les Miserables” premiers.

Anyone who has been to see Cirque du Soleil, The Killers, or even the UEFA League Championship Finals would have witnessed the work of le Maitre and possibly not realised.

With a research and development team of seven, designing some of the cutting edges of special effects in the world, it is something us Brits can be proud of.

I have been using one of their products for some time without realising its history, as one of the first company’s in the business they patented the “Pyroflash” stage effects system which has been used in numerous gigs over the years to great success. Probably one of my biggest was a corporate “James Bond” event for a major UK bank where I used their pyrotechnic system to blow up sections of a stage in a simulated film scene.

Things look good for the 75 employees of the West London Company who are now also based in the USA.

Take a look at some of their stunning displays and wonder at the ingenuity of us British.

As true world beaters in the industry, their indoor shows have wowed the world, I challenge you to take a look at these effects and not be impressed.

We here at Epic would like to wish Le Maitre every success in the future and hope your innovations continue to mesmerize and dazzle pyro fans across the world.

Anyone wanting to put on your own outdoor show on a smaller scale, please feel free to contact us, or view our fireworks in action at www.epicfireworks.com We have a wide variety of DIY display packs which will be brilliant for birthdays, anniversaries or any other celebrations and can be delivered to anywhere in the UK.