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.