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Broughton Hall Firework Champions 2014

WHAT: Broughton Hall Fireworks Champions Event 2014
WHEN: Saturday 20th September 2014
WHERE: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AE
COST: £18.00 for ADULTS £8.00 CHILDREN

Broughton Hall is a beautiful Georgian Country House which has been home to the Tempest-Baronets for over 900 years. The current residents are the 31st generation of the Tempest Baronets to make Broughton their home.

The hall is set in 3000 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and is positioned just 3-miles outside of the town of Skipton, North Yorkshire. The hall recently underwent a massive refurbishment, whilst still carefully retaining the character and age of the property.

Last year Broughton Hall attracted crowds of more than 2000 spectators and the staff working for the Hall said that the fireworks event was superb and was complete with ‘brilliant entertainment and the best of Yorkshire’s food and drink and of course, camping’.

There are 3 teams competing who will each produce a magnificent firework display choreographed to music. The teams only use CAT 4 fireworks which are NOT available to the general public and are the loudest, biggest and brightest that the UK has to offer. The pyro comes from all around the World from China, Spain, Germany and Italy and will include all manner of different effects.

The firing order is as follows:

9:30pm – Phenomenal Fireworks, Standish. The team fired last year at Capesthorne Hall where I thought that the section fired to ‘Diamonds’ by Rhianna was stunning. The team provided displays all over the UK with a team of firers. Good luck. The display was designed by Andy Slinn and the firing system in use is FireByWire.

9:45pm – Skyburst the Firework Company, Bristol. This company has been in the fireworks business for over 30 years and it remains a family business and this is the third time they have fired at this event. With a team of 250 firers working all over the UK they are kept busy all year round firing displays of all kinds from small personal parties to huge corporate or national celebration events. The firing system being used is Fireone.

10:00pm – Optimum Fireworks, Yorkshire. Established in 2010 but the staff have fired for other companies for over 13 years before setting up their own display business. In their words ‘we’re not just passionate about pyrotechnics its much more than simply a job to us, we love them!’ The firing system in use is FireByWire.

Voting for the winner is carried out by text message and the audience choose their favourites and whilst the calculating takes place, the organisers and professional display team from the fantastic MLE Pyrotechnics will keep the visitors entertained with a finale show which is sure to take everyone’s breath away.

The fireworks event of the year has to be the Firework Champions. As with the other stately homes holding this prestigious event, you are able to just go along to enjoy the fireworks or indeed spend the day there with family and friends and perhaps camp overnight.

If you need any more information, please contact the organisers MLE via the site set up for the event:


We would absolutely love to see any video or stills you take on the night so if you could send them over to us at [email protected] we would appreciate it.

Good luck to all the competitors.


Fireworks Competition Comes To Yorkshire

Big Bang

WHAT: Broughton Hall Fireworks Champions Event 2013
WHERE: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AE
WHEN: Saturday 27th July 2013
TIMES: Gates open at 5.00pm. The first firework display will commence from 9.30pm and the results of the winning team are announced at 10.40pm

Hooray, a fireworks competition comes to good old Yorkshire 🙂

Here at Epic, we are delighted to let you know that the opportunity to visit a beautiful area of Yorkshire and take in some world-class fireworks to boot.

Broughton Hall in stunning Skipton is the venue for a fantastic pyro competition organised by the brilliant MLE Pyrotechnics. The site is a huge Georgian Country House in the midst of 3000 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Three top UK teams will battle it out to be awarded the title of Firework Champions. The displays make for a brilliant event which can be enjoyed by family and friends who are fans of fireworks or even just for the chance to spend quality time together.

The gates open at 5:00pm and there will be entertainment for the little ones, including bouncy castles, children’s rides and general ‘fairground’ attractions followed by interviews with the teams. Some general information about the displays and the teams will be narrated and a computer fired taster of things to come from the organisers MLE will kick off proceedings. Each of the three competing teams will then ‘fire off’ in turn their 10-minute displays.

This event, which also has associated displays at a number of other historical buildings up and down the UK is unique in respect of the voting. This is all carried out via text message as once all competitors have finished, the vote opens allowing anyone to choose their favourite. Each telephone will only be allowed a single vote and normal text message rates apply.

Competing are:


Visitors to the event will also be treated to a large-scale closing display prior to the announcement of the winner by the brilliant MLE Pyrotechnics. This team of professional display firework specialists won the British Firework Championships in 2011 and are certain to close the show in style.

If you do get the chance to go along, make sure you get a great viewing spot and send us some pictures or video footage and we will add them to the website. We would love to hear from you about your experiences too. Drop us a line at [email protected]

Good luck to all competitors and hosts MLE for what is guaranteed to be a brilliant show.