Large crowds are expected at the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport this weekend.

The spectacular three-night event will be held at Victoria Park in Southport on Friday, October 2; Saturday, October 3; and Sunday, October 4.

The event each night takes place between 6pm and 9.30pm.


Seven world class pyrotechnic companies will fight to win the much coveted title at Victoria Park, home of Southport Flower Show.

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.

Who are this year’s competitors?

The competition gets off with a bang on Friday 2nd October, with last year’s champion Smart Pyrotechnics defending their title.

Saturday 3rd October , welcomes three wonderful competitors – Fantastic Fireworks, who competed in the first ever competition back in 1999, Midnight Storm Fireworks from Scotland and Selstar Fireworks from West Sussex.

The final evening, Sunday 4th October, Brighton’s Brightfire Pyrotechnics and F1 Pyrotechnics who close the championship. West Sussex based F1 Pyrotechnics and Brightfire Pyrotechnics are both new to the competition.


Ticket Information:

All admin, transaction, card fees are included in the advertised price.

General admission tickets are for entry only and do not include a seat.

Children under 5 are FREE.

Tickets are valid for the date stated ONLY

Advanced rate tickets will be on sale until Thursday, October 1, 2015 until 11.45pm. Tickets purchased after this date will be at the last minute rate as stated above.

Children under 5 are free in the seated area but will not be allocated a seat.

Seated tickets cannot be purchased last minute.


How much do musical fireworks tickets cost?

Southport Fireworks Ticket Information

In Advance:

Standing Friday £5.23 per ticket

Standing Saturday £7.32 per ticket

Standing Sunday £5.23 per ticket

Seating Friday £15.68 per ticket

Seating Saturday £20.90 per ticket

Seating Sunday £15.68 per ticket

Under 5 FREE


Last years 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.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

The event will only be cancelled when the health and safety of visitors is compromised. Rain is unlikely to cancel the event. It is severe high wind in the wrong direction that will be the most likely cause of cancellation.

If the event is cancelled Sefton Council will issue a refund for any tickets bought for the day it is cancelled.

Organisers will put full instruction of how to claim your refund on their website should this apply. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ON SITE.


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