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2017 British Musical Fireworks Championship

WHAT: British Musical Fireworks Championship
WHEN: 29th September to 1st October 2017
WHY: Professional Fireworks Competition
WHERE: Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2BZ
DATE & TIME: – Friday 18:00 – 21:00 – Saturday 18:00—22:00 – Sunday 18:00 – 21:00
TICKET PRICES: From £5.50 to £16.00
PARKING: Car Parking is available at £4.00 per car

This fantastic competition is across 3 nights and will feature the 7 winners from previous competitions making this an all-out battle for one of them to be crowned the champions of champions.

Set in the picturesque Victoria park this year’s fireworks championship is set to be one of the best yet with all 7 competitors bringing up to 20 minutes of displays each, this leads to a full 3 days of jaw-dropping displays, music, and lights to entertain the whole family.

The panel of experienced judges that have worked with some of the best names in the showbiz business will be making the final decision and crowning the winner on Sunday evening.

The running order is as follows:

Friday Night – 29th September 2017
Flashpoint Fireworks – 2009 winners
Westcoast Fireworks – 2005 winners

Saturday Night – 29th September 2017
Allstar Fireworks – 2004 winners
Sirotechnics Fireworks – 2013 winners
Phoenix Fireworks – 2007 winners

Sunday Night – 1st October 2017
Smart Pyrotechnics – 2014 winners
Bright Sparks Fireworks 2016 winners

Get your tickets early and don’t forget your fully charged camera !!

Herrenhausen Firework Competition 2017

WHAT: HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2017
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN SATURDAY 20TH MAY AND SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2017
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: HANNOVER, GERMANY
COST: VARIOUS – PLEASE REFER TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TICKETING INFORMATION

On Saturday 20th May 2017, the first display of this highly acclaimed German International Firework competition gets under way in the midst of the beautiful baroque gardens of Herrenhausen in stunning Hannover.

The vibrant firework displays always bring huge crowds of visitors to this magnificent firework festival which combines the fireworks show with a mixture of live and recorded music in a 25-minute long showcase.

The competing teams, the country they are representing and the date when the events are taking part are as follows:

Saturday, May 20th 18:00 – 23:30 – Spain – Astondoa Piroteknia

The Spanish company was founded in 1885 and still continues to manufacture high-quality display products used all over the world in their professional displays.

Saturday June 10th 18:00 – 23:30 – Austria – SteyrFire

SteyrFire is one of the largest firework display operators in Austria. They wholesale large volumes of fireworks all over Austria and provide professional shows for corporate events and special celebrations.

Saturday, August 19th 18:00 – 23:30 – England – Pyrotex Fireworx

Team Pyrotex from the UK have pretty much competed and won every firework competition out there. The family run business takes perfection to the nth degree and really have a special talent when it comes to designing the shows themselves.

Saturday, September 2nd 18:00 – 23:30 – Poland – SUREX

Surex is a professional firework display operator based in Poland and also supply consumer fireworks too. A family run business with a long history of explosives knowledge.

Saturday, September 16th 18:00 – 23:30 – USA – Rozzi´s Famous Fireworks

The world renowned Rozzi Fireworks is still a family owned and operated firework display founded in 1985 and is now run by the fifth generation. The Rozzi Fireworks family is one of the very few companies still manufacturing firework articles in the USA, using the original family chemical compositions and drawings, that has been passed down to the next generation.

On the evening of the last fireworks display the jury will announce the winner of the fireworks competition. Further information and packages can be seen blow.

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FLAMMENDE STERNE OSTFILDERN 2016

Last weekend saw three of the best professional teams from around the world battle it out at Flammende Sterne Ostfildern or Blazing Star Firework Competition.

The setting for this magical event is in the town of Ostfildern, a picturesque little town in Germany, just South of Stuttgart.

The competition started back in 2003 and continues to gain support from pyro lovers from around the world. It is a three day festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually.

Competing this year were representatives from the Czech Republic, Portugal and China.

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First up to fire on Friday 19th August was the team from Flash Barrandov representing the beautiful Czech Republic. Flash started out in the business originally in 1934 providing special effects to the growing European film industry and today, it remains the biggest film studio in Europe. They have supplied the SFX for blockbusters like The Bourne Identity, Mission Impossible, The Transporter and Casino Royale to name just a few.

Their music track list was entertaining and choreographed with the fireworks beautifully. The display was brilliantly done and the timing impressive. The notable pieces in this display to my mind were the strobing red chrysanthemums, the beautifully clear blue comets and some vivid purple crossettes which were gorgeous. The real crowd pleaser were the rainbow peonies and the beautiful willow bursts. Great effort team Flash Barrandov.

Next to display; Macedos Pirotecnia on Saturday 20th August were representing Portugal.

The opening sequence was gorgeous and the strobing shells were on another level entirely. Pinks, golds, greens; absolutely tremendous.

Sadly, as the display grew so did the amount of smoke. It did get to a point where the display was engulfed in a huge smoke cloud making it impossible to see the higher effects as they were completely obscured.

A great mix of tracks from the great rock and roll years and of course, no show would be complete without a smattering of ‘Queen!’

Shame about the smoke as it definitely impacted on everyone’s enjoyment but we will have to see what the results say.

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Finally to fire; Hefung Fireworks on Sunday 21st August who were representing China.

Hefung Fireworks is one of the biggest manufacturers of fireworks in China.

Their display was nothing short of beautiful – absolutely incredible with some really pretty combinations and shell effects rarely seen in the UK. Really crisp, clean and clear effects and massive shells – notable a blue peony with a silver pistil centre, colour changing peonies. The timing and precision on the groundwork was in another league completely.

The winners were announced and we are delighted to confirm that Cindy and Davo representing Hefung Fireworks won first place. VERY WELL DONE.

FLAMMENDE STERNE OSTFILDERN 2016