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.”
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.
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
The 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!
Fairground rides will be open from midday and the Wheel of Plymouth is offering all adults £5 a ride (don’t forget it closes for good on Sunday 10th Nov)
The following is 100% FREE!…
6pm – Live Music on the stage located on the Hoe. Heart FM entertaining crowd from its show stage until 9pm. Also Devon Dance Zone, Rhythm City, Melisa Adams and Joywride will entertain the crowds with various acts. 7.30pm – The HUGE bonfire will be lit! 8pm – Fireworks by Pyrovision will light up the waterfront linked together with Stage Electrics providing musical soundtracks featuring well known themes and tunes.
Wooooshhhhh 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.