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British Firework Championships – all you need to know

The spectacular British Firework Championships return to Plymouth tomorrow and on Thursday (14 and 15 August). The competition sees six of the country’s top firework companies battle it out to be crowned the best, with three 10-minute displays to enjoy each evening. The displays are fired from Mount Batter breakwater, making Plymouth Hoe the perfect […]

British Firework Championships

A week of fireworks and festival fun

It’s one of the biggest weeks in Plymouth’s events calendar as the British Firework Championships return on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August, followed by the Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August. The British Firework Championships offer two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that are completely free to enjoy. […]


Plymouth to remain home of the British Firework Championships until 2029

Plymouth City Council and The Event Services Association (TESA) are set to sign a contract that will see the British Firework Championships remain in Plymouth for a further 12 years. The spectacular two-day event, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in August, has been held on Plymouth Hoe ever since it began in 1997 and attracts […]


Red Arrows display cancelled tonight

The Red Arrows have unfortunately had to cancel their display at the British Firework Championships tonight. They have been monitoring the weather throughout the day and although the rain is clearing, the sea mist and low cloud cover mean it is not safe for them to fly. Organisers TESA and Plymouth City Council are keeping […]


Blitz Fireworks crowned British Firework Champions 2014

Blitz Fireworks have been crowned British Firework Champions 2014 following a spectacular two-day showdown between six of the UK’s top pyrotechnics specialists on Plymouth Hoe. Thousands of spectators gathered on and around the Hoe on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 August to see over four tonnes of fireworks set off into the night sky in […]


Countdown to British Firework Championships

Six of the UK’s best pyrotechnics companies are busy preparing for an explosive showdown, with less than a month to go before the British Firework Championships return to Plymouth Hoe. Visitors from all over the world will be coming to see the skies light up above Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 […]