When the Blackpool Illuminations have started at the beginning of September, but the nights are (hopefully!) still mild, the seafront at Blackpool lights up with the sights of fabulous fireworks over four consecutive Friday nights.
The worlds best firework makers gather in Blackpool to pit their skills against each other - with one of them crowned the winner.
It's a huge, FREE event which draws tens of thousands of people to the beach, promenade and sea front at Blackpool to watch, in a great, family festival atmosphere.
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The event gathered together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite with a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - and a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break.
5th September - Sweden
12th September - Austria
19th September - Canada
26th September - Celebration Display from UK Team Titanium and Winner Announcement
Canadian master blasters Firemaster Productions have been named winners of Blackpool’s World Fireworks Championships 2014.
The annual festival, which runs every Friday night throughout September, saw competitors from Sweden, Austria and Canada battle it out to be named the winner.
And as Great British pyrotechnic experts Titanium rounded off the annual spectacle on Friday (26/9) the judges announced it was the Canadian team who were the overall victors.
Sean Morris MD of Firemaster Productions, said: "We are very proud to have been invited to participate, and winning this year's edition is an absolute dream.
“The displays by Team Sweden and Team Austria were simply fantastic and we are very fortunate to be crowned the winner.
“We would like to thank the crew from Titanium Fireworks for all their hard work and special thanks to everyone that attended our display.
“We hope to compete again soon.”
Blackpool hosts the World Fireworks Championship each year in September when tens of thousands of people make the trip to the resort each week to watch the amazing pyrotechnics light up the skies.
Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “The quality of the displays at this year’s World Fireworks Championships was absolutely incredible and anyone who attended was treated to a real spectacle.
“It’s pleasing the popularity of the event continues to increase.
“We look forward to delivering another stellar line-up next year.”
And as Great British pyrotechnic experts Titanium rounded off the annual spectacle on Friday 27 September, it was the French team who were crowned victors.
Jean-Charles Audoubert (pictured right) was part of the winning team and described their art as a theatrical performance.
He said: “As a team composed of people whose experiences originate from every aspect of performing arts, we are united in the quest for the existential by using the sky as an enormous theatrical stage of infinite dimensions.”
Blackpool hosts the World Fireworks Championship each year in September when tens of thousands of people make the trip to the resort each week to watch the amazing master blasters light up the skies with jaw-dropping displays.
Marketing Blackpool Event Organiser Chris Pope said it is a hugely successful event.
Chris said: “The World Fireworks Championships is a great event to organise and one we are immensely proud to welcome back to Blackpool year after year.
“It is popular with visitors and residents alike and is the perfect event to run side by side with the Blackpool Illuminations.
“All the competitors put on incredible displays this year but it was France that the judges applauded most and we congratulate them and all the competitors on all their hard work.”
Take a look at this short video of the finale, with thanks to our friends at MediaFilms.
Hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed the sight!
Teams of top international firework experts from Ireland, China and France represented their homeland by staging stunning pyrotechnical displays above Blackpool’s North Promenade on 13, 20 and 27 September 2013, showcasing the artistry of their pyrotechnical team and the innovation of their fireworks designers.
Natalie Wyatt, Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “The International Firework Championships is an amazing event enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year.
“We enjoyed some spectacular displays and welcoming many people into the resort.
BOOM, BANG, WHOOSH! The sound can be heard and the display could be seen for miles around, as each of the evenings kicks off with the fireworks at 8.30pm with the evening starting from around 7.30pm.
The FREE annual event is held centrally on Blackpool promenade on Tower Festival Headland each September, with great views to be had from central and north pier.
All along the seafront of the Fylde Coast, subject to exactly where you are on the slight inwards and outwards undulation, the streams and sparkles can be seen high in the air, bringing people outside onto the seafront and balconies to watch, as far away as Cleveleys seafront.
The event brings the best of the worlds firework experts together and is another great free event from the north west seaside town.
If you live locally it's a great chance to come into town in the evening and enjoy a stroll in the still warm evening air before autumn sets in, and a bag of chips with a disposable fork - they taste so much better that way!
If you fancy visiting Blackpool for a short stay why don't you make the Fireworks Championships the weekend when you come to visit? There's so much to see and do, whatever the weather, you can be sure of a great time.
Remember to keep an eye on the Events Calendar- each of the dates is listed individually, along with hundreds of other things to do on the Fylde Coast
Canadian World Fireworks Championships Winners for 2014 - Firemaster Productions
Focus Pyro with their winning trophy in 2013
Fireworks off Blackpool north pier
Blackpool Firework Championships
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