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Blackpool Fireworks Championships 2014

COST: FREE (the epic fireworks team LOVE this word :)

This event has been running for many years and continues to bring together some of the very best teams from around the world together to battle it out for supremacy in the skies over the West Coast of the UK.

Teams from Sweden, Austria and Canada take it to the next level as they put together a display showing their wares alongside the internationally famous Blackpool Illuminations.

All the displays must be set to music and will all be fired from the North Pier.

The firing order is as follows:

5/9/2014 - Team Sweden
12/9/2014 - Team Austria
19/9/2014 - Team Canada
26/9/2014 - Closing Display

The finale display will be brought to you from the very special non competing guests, Titanium Fireworks who are putting on a show to close this marvellous event. Their display is sure to be something special so make sure that your camera’s are at the ready. The winners will be announced after the finale display from Titanium.

The first display was Sweden, up on Friday on what was essentially a very nice evening. There was a great deal of smoke but there were some lovely pieces. My personal ‘thing’ is symmetry and these most certainly wont but given the restrictive ‘firing space’ on the Pier, we shall have to see what the remaining teams can pull out of the bag.

Last year, whilst the weather wasn’t quite as terrible as it was in 2012, there were still very high winds so fingers crossed that the weather may be a little more clement this time around. However, having visited the illuminations on a number of times in the past, the weather conditions can be absolutely appalling so fingers crossed.

This is the perfect chance to get some fireworks in your system in preparation for Bonfire Night and a lovely place to visit with plenty to do through the day and after the fireworks, you can take in a show, visit the cinema or go out to eat in any one of the thousands of café and restaurants.

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