Line-up announced for the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool
Teams from Poland, France and South Africa will go head-to-head in this year’s World Fireworks Championships Blackpool.
The US team, Rozzi’s Fireworks, put on an incredible display to scoop the prestigious prize last year, seeing off competition from finalists from Australia and Slovakia.
This year will see one of Poland’s leading pyrotechnic companies, Super Power, battle it out in a bid to win the title against teams from Brezac Artifices in France and Fireworks for Africa
The free annual events are among the most popular features in Blackpool’s exciting events calendar, featuring jaw-dropping displays – synched to music – from some of the most talented and technically gifted fireworks engineers in the world and attracting tens of thousands of visitors to Blackpool’s famous Promenade for each display.
This year’s events take place every Friday from 8th September with Poland kicking things off before the French team take to the stage on 15th September followed by South Africa on 22nd September.
The winner will be announced during the exciting finale event on 29th September which features a display from the UK’s very own, Titanium Fireworks.
Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “The World Fireworks Championship Blackpool is always a firm favourite for residents and visitors to the resort, with tens of thousands of people gathering on the Promenade.
“We hope that visitors will take the opportunity to come and see these free displays and then stay on for the weekend to enjoy the Illuminations and all that the resort has to offer.
“It’s fantastic to continue to host such a prestigious event and I look forward to seeing the teams in actions this year.”
The winner will be chosen by a panel of local judges including Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council; Peter Sedgwick, owner of Blackpool’s three piers; and Cheryl Tchobanian, proprietor of The Beach House Bar & Bistro, who again are sponsoring and hosting the judging area this year.
As with previous years, The Beach House Bar & Bistro will be providing Fireworks packages giving people a fantastic view and hospitality to watch the World Fireworks Championship each night. There are only limited spaces available so call now on 01253 749899.
The fireworks will, as in previous years, be fired from North Pier with build up from 7.30pm and shows starting at 8.30pm.
In addition to the fantastic fireworks competition, anyone attending the event will be invited to stay on and enjoy the Blackpool Illuminations atmosphere at LightPool, where there will be five eye-catching 3D projection shows displayed on the front of the Blackpool Tower buildings at LightPool Village from 7th September until 5th November. Watch for free from the Comedy Carpet several times every night, with extra performances at weekends and over the October half-term. The Blackpool Illuminations will run from 1st September until the 5th November.
To stay up-to-date during the fireworks, go to www.visitblackpool.com/fireworks
All displays and start times are subject to suitable weather conditions. Please allow for plenty of time to arrive at the event. There are plenty of restaurants and eating establishments available on the promenade and in the town centre to enjoy before and after each display.