Firing last night was Fuse Fireworks from Nottinghamshire, Fully Fused from Bedfordshire and UK Fireworks Company from London who all took full advantage of the beautiful setting over the water on the Hoe preceded by a stunning sunset.
The event was first held in 1997 and today represents one of the biggest and fiercely fought competitions of the UK firework event calendar.
Tonight will see Smart Pyrotechnics, Phoenix Fireworks, and Illusion Fireworks take centre stage in their attempt to win the coveted prize. However, the news is that the weather may cause some issues as rain is expected in the area from 9pm – 11pm.
If you are in the area, remember to get there early and getting away from the Hoe can be a challenge because of the numbers of spectators so allow a considerable amount of time to leave.
Below is the fireworks video from lasts nights first 3 teams.
WHAT: WORCESTER FESTIVAL 2018 WHY: LOCAL ARTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL WHEN: SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 2018 – MONDAY 27TH AUGUST 2018 WHERE: WORCESTER – IN AND AROUND THE CITY COST: SOME ACTIVITIES CARRY A FEE
The Worcester Festival will run for 16-days including the August Bank Holiday as this annual event, which has been running for over a decade gets underway.
It is not just an Arts, Drama or Music festival but rather an amalgamation of all of them under one heading. Organised by Worcester Live Charitable trust, an independent company which runs the local Swan Theatre, Huntingdon Hall (the regions premier music venue and Henry Sandon Hall (arts venue).
The activities on offer include:
• DRAMA AND PERFORMANCE ART
• LIVE MUSIC
• ARTS AND CRAFTS
• BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL
• HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS
On the Bank Holiday Monday there is a fabulous firework display on behalf of St Richards Hospice which can be seen across the City by the professional display team responsible for Hogmanay and London NYE fireworks; Titanium Fireworks.
WHAT: MIDLANDS AIR FESTIVAL 2018 WHY: AIR FESTIVAL FEATURING AEROPLANES, HOT AIR BALLOONS & FIREWORKS WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE, B49 5NJ WHEN: MAY 18TH – 20TH 2018 INCLUSIVE COST:MORE DETAILS HERE
Ragley Hall is a beautiful stately home which epitomizes the sheer beauty and elegance of our fantastic heritage. The lands on which the Hall stands were given to Evesham Abbey in 711 AD and is currently home to the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford.
This is an aviation event featuring some fantastic aero displays including WW1 and WW2 fighters, jets, helicopters, and parachutes. It also features up to 50 hot air balloons which will take place in a night spectacle where they all light up choreographed to music and will end with a beautiful Epic firework display.
The event will include various concessions on site and there will be a spectacular Laser Shooting Experience which is available free on a first come first served basis.
The event takes place over the same weekend as the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which will be shown on big screens followed by a game of football (why not!0.
Below is a video of ‘foamies’ which are motorized stiff foam built aeroplanes flying into the midst of the firework display – not all made it out in one piece but it is a bit of fun anyway:
A fantastic weekend of family fun to be had in beautiful surroundings – what more could you want for a late Spring event.