The clock is ticking until the Southport skies burst into fabulous fireworks colour!

Seven amazing pyrotechnics companies will go head to head over three nights as the British Musical Fireworks Championship blasts off in Victoria Park from September 30-October 2.

Two companies will wow the crowds on Friday, three on Saturday, two more on Sunday with the winning display announced later that evening.

Last years event Merseyside police reported a number separate incidents of assault during the Southport Musical Firework Championships (Saturday 3 October 2015)

In one incident it is alleged that a teenager from Southport was left needing hospital treatment after having his ear slashed with a blade.

This years event will see the gates will open at 6pm with local bands on live from 7pm with the impressive fireworks scheduled to start at 8pm each night.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Regeneration and Skills, said: “The British Musical Fireworks Championship really is an amazing event that puts both Southport and the borough firmly on the map and builds on the success of the Southport Air Show.

“Crowds from all over the North West attend the event at Victoria Park and ticket sales have yet again been very strong in the lead up to this year’s event.

The 2013 event didn’t run so well, spectators reported burns to clothing and ‘hot debris’ caused a large fire in the sand dunes close to the Eco centre.

“Local businesses really benefit from the added footfall to the town over the weekend and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of displays on show this time round.

“If you are thinking of attending please try and get tickets in advance to avoid missing out on an amazing spectacle.”

Tickets are still available for all three nights starting from £5.50 and for further details and to book tickets head to the Visit Southport website.


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