Countdown To Blast Off

The countdown is on until seven prestigious pyrotechnic companies light up Southport as part of the British Musical Fireworks Championships.

Some of the country’s top pyrotechnic teams will compete for the much sought after industry title of UK Champions during three days of explosive action from September 28-30.

Set in Southport’s King’s Gardens, the stunning firework displays will be sychronised to music against the backdrop of the Marine Lake.

This years pyrotechnic companies firing at the event are: G Force Fireworks, Saltire Fireworks, Komodo Fireworks, Highlight Pyrotechnics, Britannia Fireworks, Phenomenal Fireworks and Celebration Displays.

Two competitors will battle it out on Friday, September 28, three on Saturday, September 29 and two on Sunday, September 30 with the overall champion announced after everyone has competed.

Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “The Fireworks Championships is an event which literally lights up the whole of Southport.

“Every year the standard of competitors seems to get better and better the displays attract thousands of people from Sefton and beyond.

“I am sure this year’s event will be no different and hope as many people as possible support this fantastic spectacle.”

Three day passes to the event are available to buy through calling 01704 533333 or at the Southport Tourist Information Centre. Single date tickets or Priority Viewing tickets can also be bought on the phone, at the TIC or online through the Visit Southport website.

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