Firework Champions 2024: Belvoir Castle, Rutland
Prepare for a night of pyrotechnic magic as the Belvoir Castle Firework Champions event returns for its 14th year on August 17th, 2024.
Nestled within the stunning grounds of Belvoir Castle in Rutland, this event promises four incredible firework displays that will light up the night sky in a dazzling spectacle.
Featuring three of the UK's top firework companies competing against each other, each presenting a 10-minute display choreographed to music, followed by a breathtaking finale, this event is a highlight of the summer calendar.
History of the Event
Celebrating its 14th year, the Belvoir Castle Firework Champions event has become a beloved tradition for pyrotechnic enthusiasts and families alike.
From its humble beginnings to its current status as one of the premier fireworks competitions in the UK, this event has consistently delivered unforgettable moments and jaw-dropping displays. With each competing team armed with category 4 fireworks – the largest and most impressive available – spectators can expect nothing short of firework excellence at Belvoir Castle.
2024's Competing Teams
Atom Fireworks: Known for their innovation and precision, Atom Fireworks is set to dazzle spectators with their cutting-edge pyrotechnic displays. With a flair for creativity and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of pyrotechnic artistry, this team promises to deliver a performance that will leave audiences spellbound.
Smart Pyrotechnics: With years of experience and a passion for pyrotechnics, Smart Pyrotechnics is ready to showcase their expertise at Belvoir Castle. Renowned for their spectacular displays and attention to detail, this team is sure to impress with their choreographed performance.
Apex Fireworks: Bringing a touch of excitement and flair to the competition, Apex Fireworks is set to captivate audiences with their explosive display. With a focus on spectacle and impact, this team promises to deliver an unforgettable show that will leave spectators cheering for more.
Closing Display: Gala Fireworks: As the grand finale of the evening, Gala Fireworks will showcase their expertise with a breathtaking display that will leave a lasting impression. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of pyrotechnic artistry, Gala Fireworks promises to close the event with a bang.
Event Timings & What's On
With a jam-packed schedule of activities and entertainment planned, Belvoir Castle's Firework Champions event is set to be a great night for the whole family.
Camping Gates Open – 3 PM: Start your Firework Champions experience early by setting up camp and settling into the picturesque surroundings of Belvoir Castle.
Event Gates Open – 4 PM: The main gates open, welcoming guests to the event grounds. Take the opportunity to explore the venue, enjoy the pre-show entertainment, and find the perfect spot to watch the fireworks.
Entertainment Starts – 4:30 PM: Kick off the evening with a variety of entertainment options, including live music, performances, and activities for all ages.
Gates Close (FINAL ENTRY) – 8:15 PM: Make sure to arrive in plenty of time to avoid missing any of the action.
Grab Your Seats & Relax – 8:45 PM: Take your seats and get comfortable as the main event approaches. Sit back, relax, and get ready to be dazzled by the fireworks display.
Drone Show – 9 PM: The evening kicks off with a mesmerizing drone show, choreographed to music and lighting up the night sky in a stunning display of technology and artistry.
Display Team 1, 2 & 3 BATTLE IT OUT – 9:15 PM: The competition heats up as the three competing teams – Atom Fireworks, Smart Pyrotechnics, and Apex Fireworks – take to the stage with their spectacular displays. Watch as they battle it out for the title of Firework Champions.
VOTE FOR YOUR WINNER! – 10:05 PM: After watching the breathtaking displays, it's time for the audience to cast their votes and decide the winner. Using your mobile phone, vote for your favorite display and help crown the Firework Champions.
Closing Display – 10:15 PM: As the night draws to a close, Gala Fireworks takes centre stage with a stunning closing display that will leave spectators in awe.
Winner Announced – 10:25 PM: The moment of truth arrives as the votes are tallied and the winner of the Firework Champions title is announced to cheers and applause from the crowd.
Event Finish – 10:30 PM: As the event comes to an end, reflect on an evening of excitement, entertainment, and pyrotechnic brilliance at Belvoir Castle.
Tips for Spectators: Making the Most of the Event
As you prepare for an unforgettable evening at the Belvoir Castle Firework Champions event, here are some handy tips to ensure you make the most of your experience:
Arrive Early: Beat the crowds by arriving at the event early. This will give you plenty of time to find parking, explore the venue, and secure a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.
Pack Essentials: Be sure to pack essentials such as blankets or chairs for seating, warm clothing in case the evening turns chilly, and snacks and drinks to keep you fueled throughout the event. Don't forget to bring a torch or flashlight for navigating your way back to your car after the show.
Picnic Space: Take advantage of the picnic space available at the event and bring along a delicious spread to enjoy before the fireworks begin. Whether you opt for a homemade picnic or grab something from one of the food vendors on-site, a pre-fireworks feast is the perfect way to kick off the evening.
Choose Your Viewing Spot Wisely: Scout out the best viewing spot before the show begins. Look for vantage points that offer an unobstructed view of the sky, away from trees or buildings that may obscure your sightlines.
Children's Entertainment: Keep the little ones entertained with the children's entertainment on offer. With plenty of activities to keep them busy, the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled evening together.
Stay Informed: Stay informed about any schedule changes or updates regarding the event. Follow the event's official social media channels or website for the latest information on timings, parking, and any additional entertainment or activities planned.
Plan Your Stay: If you're traveling from afar or simply want to make a weekend of it, consider camping at the event venue. Belvoir Castle will be offering onsite camping facilities where you can pitch a tent or park your caravan/motorhome for the night. Be sure to book your pitch well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Check Out the Entertainment: Firework Champions events are more than just dazzling displays in the sky; they often feature a range of entertainment and activities to enjoy before the main show. From live music performances to food stalls serving up tasty treats, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Take some time to explore the event grounds and soak in the festive atmosphere before settling in for the fireworks extravaganza.
Stay Informed: Stay informed about event timings and any important updates by checking the official event website or social media channels. This will help you plan your day and ensure you don't miss out on any of the excitement.
- Respect the Environment: Help keep the event grounds clean and tidy by disposing of your rubbish responsibly. Use the designated bins provided and leave no trace of your visit behind. If you carried it there you can carry it away.
With these tips in mind, you're all set for an unforgettable evening of fireworks, entertainment, and fun at the Belvoir Castle Firework Champions event.
Tickets for the Belvoir Castle Firework Champions event are on sale now and can be purchased online through the official event website.
Adult Tickets (17+) are currently £25, down from £30.
Childrens Tickets (5-16) are currently £15, down from £20.
As well as your entry tickets you can also buy tickets for a Gazebo permit, Park & Stay and camping for Friday and/or Saturday night.
Park & Stay tickets give you a designated space with a clear view of the displays. You will also have a space next to your vehicle to set up chairs and a picnic should you wish to do so. Meaning you don't need to take more than a few steps from your vehicle if you don't want to.
Whichever tickets or add-ons you need, be sure to book them as early as possible to secure your spot at this must-see event.
Getting to the Event & Parking
Belvoir Castle, situated in the heart of Rutland, offers a majestic backdrop for the Firework Champions event. Here are several ways to reach this historic venue:
- For those travelling by car, Belvoir Castle is conveniently located near the A1 road, approximately 12 miles north-east of Melton Mowbray and 16 miles south-east of Grantham.
- Visitors can enter the postcode NG32 1PE into their GPS or navigation app to be directed to the castle. Ample parking is available on-site, with designated areas for event attendees.
- General and disabled parking at Belvoir Castle's Firework Champions event is free. Each person in the car will need a valid entry ticket to the event.
- The nearest train station to Belvoir Castle is Grantham station, which is served by regular train services from London King's Cross, Nottingham, and other major cities.
- From Grantham station, visitors can take a taxi or arrange for a shuttle service to Belvoir Castle, which is approximately 14 miles away.
- There are limited bus services to Belvoir Castle, with the closest bus stops located in nearby villages such as Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir and Redmile.
- Visitors may need to check local bus schedules and plan their journey accordingly, as bus services to rural areas may be infrequent.
By Bicycle or On Foot:
- Belvoir Castle is surrounded by picturesque countryside, making it an ideal destination for cyclists and walkers.
- Cyclists and pedestrians can follow designated footpaths and bridleways to reach the castle, enjoying scenic views along the way.
Whether you're arriving by car, train, bus, bicycle, or on foot, getting to Belvoir Castle is relatively straightforward, allowing you to focus on enjoying the spectacular fireworks and festivities at this historic location.