EVENT: British Firework Championships 2016

british firework champtionships 2014 plymouthBritish Firework Championships:
Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 August 2016

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth for its 20th showdown in just over 2 weeks!

The successful companies competing this year are:

  • Aurora Fireworks
  • F1 Pyrotechnics
  • Phoenix Fireworks
  • Gala Fireworks
  • Distant Thunder Fireworks
  • Smart Pyrotechnics

A fantastic free Waterfront event, with judging from an expert panel, fairground rides, entertainment from Heart Radio and bands, The Poet Junkies and Ten Zero One.

See full details…

The Red Arrows are set to soar in Plymouth this summer

Red ArrowsThe Royal Air Force’s world-famous aerobatics team, The Red Arrows, will take to the skies of Plymouth for an exciting, heart-pounding air display this summer.

Residents and visitors to Plymouth will be able to watch as fast jet pilots put on a show to remember. Taking to the air on the second night of the British Firework Championships on Wednesday 19 August they will be displaying their acrobatic talents across the beautiful setting of Plymouth Hoe, the Arrows display will take place at 7pm.

This fantastic, internationally acclaimed display team will be a great addition to a packed summer of events in the city.

The Twister Aerobatics display team will be wowing crowds with their electrifying pyrotechnic display on the first night of the championships, taking place on Tuesday 18 August. This amazing display will start at approximately 9pm.

Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, Pete Smith, said: “We are delighted to have secured The Red Arrows as one of the highlights of the British Fireworks Championships. The Red Arrows are always a major attraction and we are very much looking forward to their display.”

The British Firework Championships, held this year on Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 August, is one of Britain’s most spectacular firework displays.  Jointly organised by The Event Services Association (TESA) and Plymouth City Council, the Championships feature six top pyrotechnics companies who set off four tonnes of fireworks over the Plymouth Waterfront as they battle it out to become the British Firework champion. The firework displays start at 9.30pm on both nights.

This is part of Plymouth’s 2015 exciting summer events programme.

British Firework Championships 2015 dates announced

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth for its 19th showdown in August 2015.

Visitors from all over the world can see the skies light up over Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 August.

Hosted by The Event Services Association (TESA) and Plymouth City Council the championships are one of the biggest annual displays put on by professional firework companies in the UK.

Tens of thousands of Plymouth residents and holiday makers head to Plymouth’s Hoe for two evenings of family entertainment and three spectacular fireworks displays.

Jim Winship, Director of The Event Services Association (TESA), said: “Plymouth has always stood out as an ideal location for fireworks as it provides a great, natural amphitheatre enabling large scale pyrotechnics to be used safely and watched from a variety of points around the harbour and Sound. The Championships have grown hugely popular and are now recognised as the premier annual display in the UK, attracting tens of thousands to the city each August.

“As the Hoe is the focal point for watching the Championships, entertainment is provided throughout both evenings. Visitors arrive early and, in addition to all the fun of the fair, many turn up hours before the start of the displays to sit and watch the comings and goings of yachts and other craft on Plymouth Sound while they wait for the competition to get under way.

Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, Pete Smith, added: “The British Firework Championships are part of our annual events calendar and are known world-wide. Visitors plan their holidays around this popular event – so if you are planning on making this part of your holiday next year, book your accommodation now.

“This awe-inspiring event won the best tourism event for over 5,000 visitors in the city in 2013 and we have been shortlisted again in 2014. It would be fantastic to be able to defend this title.”

Source: Plymouth City Council

EVENT: British Firework Championships – Plymouth Hoe 12th & 13th August 2014

British Fireworks Championship in Plymouth
British Fireworks Championship in Plymouth – Photo by Gary King

Wooooshhhhh BANG! It’s here once again the British Firework Championships on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August 2014 from around 9.30pm. Join thousands along the waterfront to enjoy a fantastic display of some of the best firework shows around.

See examples of previous years fireworks on our British Firework Championships Event Page…

About the British Fireworks Championships 2014

With four tonnes of fireworks set to be unleashed over the Plymouth Sound on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th August expect to see spectacular displays as the top firework display teams go head to head to claim the British Firework Championships crown for 2014!

This is one event NOT TO BE MISSED! It’s free too! 🙂

In the early evening Heart Radio will be taking to the stage providing entertainment to warm up the crowds as the time ticks down to the big event. Fairground rides and refreshment stalls will be available too along with music on stage by local top talent starting from 6.30pm…

And then… around 9.30pm as the sunsets… the fireworks will begin!

Weather Update for Tuesday night by BBC Weather girl Holly Green: “Clear spells for this evening with a 15mph westerly wind & temperatures around 16C. Just a chance of an odd shower or two.” – Perfect Conditions 🙂

Live Music: Tuesday 12 August

6.30pm – Real Steel
7.15pm – Alice Sposito
7.35pm – Street Factory
7.55pm  – Sian Hoskins
8.15pm – Crush Duo
8.45pm – The Sound

Team Lineup: Tuesday 12 August

Shellscape Pyrotechnics
Blitz Fireworks
Northern Lights Fireworks

Live Music: Wednesday 13 August

6.30pm – Real Steel
7.15pm – Alice Sposito
7.45pm – Street Factory
8.15pm – Sian Hoskins
8.45pm – Rockafella

Team Lineup: Wednesday 13 August

PYRO 1
Reaction Fireworks
MLE Pyrotechnics

Coverage of the British Firework Championships

Also be sure to keep an eye out for members of the Plymouth Hoe Waterfront Volunteer Media Team. We’ll be around and about during both nights with photographers and social media reporters capturing the atmosphere!

Twitter – Follow the team on @plymhoe for all the action from the night or if you are not on twitter follow www.twitter.com/plymhoe to see online.

Share – Tag us with @plymhoe and we will share your photos for all to see. Let’s show the Plymouth Hoe and the Fireworks off to everyone, show them what they are missing! 🙂

Plymouth Hoe Events Calendar 2014

plymouth hoe events calenderThe Plymouth Hoe Events Calendar is now updated with listings and dates for events on the Plymouth Hoe in 2014.

Each year the events get bigger and bigger! In 2014 expect to see big things from huge sailing races (Solitaire De Figaro), thousands of bikers take to their bikes for the annual Mega Ride charity ride, a HUGE music festival as MTV ‘Crashes’ Plymouth and a celebration of Plymouth’s joining of the three old towns… Phew! But wait there is more!

Check out the full Plymouth Hoe Events Calendar 2014…

EVENT: Plymouth Hoe – British Firework Championships – 13th & 14th August 2013

british firework championship plymouth hoeWooooshhhhh BANG! It’s here once again the British Firework Championships on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August 2013 from around 9.30pm. Join thousands along the waterfront to enjoy a fantastic display of some of the best firework shows around.

See examples of previous years fireworks on our British Firework Championships Event Page…