Visitors to this year’s British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport are advised to get there as early as possible.

Pyrotechnic enthusiasts are asked to arrive at Victoria Park well in advance so as not to not miss out on three nights (October 3-5) of amazing displays.

Gates open at 6pm and the first ever daylight fireworks display starts at 6.30pm. This is a unique display which uses special chemical formulations to paint the daylight sky in beautiful colour with stunning noise effects.

The first main display blasts off at 8pm with the second competitor on each night lighting the skies at 8.30pm. On Saturday only (October 4) a third display will launch off at 9pm.

Each spectacular display will be performed and synchronised to a wide selection of music from classical to chart favourites and will last around 20 minutes.

Cllr Ian Maher, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Tourism, said: “Last year the championship attracted record crowd numbers so we are advising people to get there in plenty of time and make it a full evening in the resort.

“What with the daylight firework display taking place before the main competition, it really will be an explosive event.

“We are expecting thousands of people into the town over the three days which will further enhance the local economy – similar to the Southport Air Show.”

Advanced tickets for Friday and Sunday are £5.23 and £7.32 for Saturday while a three night wristband costs £15.67 – this includes all fees. Gate tickets are £7 for Friday and Sunday and £9 for Saturday while children under 5 are free. The advance rate is available until 11.30am on Thursday, October 2.

For further information call 01704 533333

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