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THE BRITISH FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

WHAT: THE BRITISH FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
WHY: NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 14TH AND 15TH AUGUST 2019
WHERE: PLYMOUTH HOE, DEVON
COST: FREE

Epic Fireworks are once again delighted to offer their support to the British Firework Championships in Plymouth. You can even win £500 worth of fireworks (supplied by ourselves) by answering a question on the British Firework Championships website.

Tens of thousands of visitors attend each evening to witness the beauty and spectacle of the fireworks bursting over the stunning setting of Plymouth Hoe. Starting in 1997, the competition brings together some of the best exponents of the professional firework industry going head to head in the skies over the beautiful setting in Plymouth. Fun thrill rides, live music, and great food and drink concessions galore – a great evening out under the setting sun – what could be better.

Competing this year are as follows:

WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2019

NEMESIS PYROTECHNICS LTD – WETTENHALL, CHESHIRE

Runner up in 2017 at this event, they are here to make the best of their opportunity once again. They have been designing displays for more than 15 years and the team will be filling the skies over Portstewart at the Red Sails event at the end of July.

AURORA FIREWORKS – BILLINGSHURST, WEST SUSSEX

The company was established in 1996 and have never looked back. Their packed order book is a testament to their professionalism. They competed here in 2016 and earned themselves a well deserved 2nd place.  Best of luck this time around.

PHOENIX FIREWORKS – WROTHAM, KENT

Earlier this year, they joined forces with Kimbolton Fireworks and are set to compete at the British Musical Firework Championships in Southport later this year. The company was established in 1972 and have a huge range of regular customers.

THURSDAY 15TH AUGUST 2019

ILLUSION FIREWORKS – WALLINGFORD, OXFORDSHIRE

Established a few years ago, this team have gone on to win just about every UK title available. In 2018 they won the British Firework Championships, the British Musical Firework Championships and Firework Champions event at Stanford Hall and this year, they have already picked up the win at the Firework Champions event at Newby Hall.

SELSTAR FIREWORKS – CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX

Established in 1995, their client list includes the armed forces, corporate/marketing events as well as weddings and local authority displays. This team is also competing at the Festival of Fireworks at Catton Hall in early September.

1st GALAXY FIREWORKS – SHERWOOD, NOTTINGHAM

20 years in the pyro business they are also competing at the British Musical Firework competition in Southport later in the year. In the meantime, they will be firing at the Nottingham Riverside Festival on Saturday 3rd August and every Wednesday throughout August, they will be holding the weekly display at Ingoldmells Fantasy Island in Skegness.

The very best of luck to all competing and we will bring you news of the outcome of the competition as soon as details are available.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

This is the last of the Firework Champions events for 2019.

The beautiful Ragley Hall is the venue for the final event of the year and this incredible stately home is the family seat of the Marquis of Hertford.

Built in the late 1780’s it comprises of the Hall, 26 acres of stunning gardens and hundreds of acres of wild woodland, created by internationally renowned designer Capability Brown, which is home to deer, pheasant, and squirrels and is enjoyed by hundreds who walk through the grounds annually.

Used today for a wide variety of private events it also supports music festivals, Tough Mudder challenges, and even classic car events.

Ragley Hall Firework Champions

It is home to the 9th Marquis but it was very close to demolition in the early part of the 20th century but was saved from the wrecking hammer when it was called on to be used in the first and second world wars as a military hospital. Between 1956 – 1958 the 8th Marquis had it refurbished and it was one of the first houses to be opened to the public.

Competing in this final event of the Firework Champions schedule of the Summer are as follows:

FIREWORK CRAZY – CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

This team is taking part in Firework Champions for the third time. They fire everything from private events like weddings and anniversaries to huge corporate displays and have a book rammed with Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve displays every year, thrilling thousands of spectators.

MAGICAL FIREWORKS, MANCHESTER

Second, to fire are Magical Fireworks. This fantastic ground of people are thrilled to be displaying at their first ever Firework Champions Event. An unknown quantity in the competitive fireworks field, I am interested to see what they have to offer.

CELESTIAL DISPLAYS, LEICESTER

Established in 2008 by a group of pyro lovers, this team all have full-time jobs away from firework displays. This will be their first time at Firework Champions and as most of their work has been corporate this far, its certainly a great platform for the company to show their wares.

Once all teams have completed their display, the vote will open. Whilst the votes are cast, MLE Pyrotechnics will take centre stage to offer their finale display.  As suppliers of the incredible Vaccalluzzo Fireworks from Italy, expect beautiful rich colours and effects.

Good luck to all competitors and hopefully by then we will be having something like a Summer (not counting on it but one can but hope).

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TARRAGONA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: TARRAGONA FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: LAYA D EL MIRACLE BEACH, TARRAGONA, SPAIN
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY TO SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019

One thing that the Spanish are known for doing well is a fiesta and the international fireworks competition in Tarragona has everything associated with them. Warm summer evenings, music and street entertainment along with a mixture of traditional dress, tapas tasting areas and spectacular fireworks makes this one not to be missed.

Dating back to 1990 it is now one of the most important festivals across the med with more than 60,000 spectators visit the city to enjoy the open-air style party.

Several applications are received each year from Europe and beyond all hoping that they impress the selection board enough to secure a place in the competition. Funding is offered towards the shows but also there are strict criteria to be met for every team. The winners not only grab the 1st prize but they also fire at the Santa Tecla festival in September.

Schedule

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY – PIROTECHNIA ESTEBAN MARTIN SL DE GRANADA

A family run business that is now in its 4th generation. Formed in 1895 they have won the VII pirotechnia comp city of el ejido (champion of champions) in the edition of the pyro-musical show in 2002 and 1st prize in the international fireworks contest city of el ejido in 1999 and 2000.

Number of pyrotechnics using 419KG

THURSDAY 4TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA ALPUJARREND OF GRANADA

Emerging in 1890 this team is also on the 4th generation of management. As well as producing and launching some fantastic displays they also are manufacturers and designers of fireworks. They have brought the latest advances in security, production and quality control to performances.

Number of pyrotechnics 652KG

FRIDAY 5TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA DEL MEDITERRANEO OF VILAMARXANT (VALENCIA)

The manager Antonio Garcia Juan has run the company since it was created in 2015. He has gained his experience from different fireworks workshops before creating his own company. This will be the second time that they have taken part in the competition hoping to show the crowds and judges the potential they have with their new Valencian fireworks.

Number of pyrotechnics 456 kg

SATURDAY 6TH JULY – PIROTECHNIA AQUAREVE ARTIFICIE (FRANCE)

Specializing in the designing of musical pyro shows, performances, special and digital effects they have a central European style. The French company first began in 1991.

Number of pyrotechnics 640KG

The shows are from 10:30pm each evening from miracle beach so make sure that you arrive early to grab yourself a viewing spot. If you can’t get to the beach there are local restaurants, hotels with viewing places. In fact, anywhere and everywhere in the city and the surrounding areas, you will find a place to view.

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