British Fireworks Championships

The world renowned British Firework Championships return to Plymouth this August, with tens of thousands expected to attend the 19th annual edition of the firework extravaganza. See also:

The British Firework Championships, held this year on the 18th and 19th August, is one of Britain’s most spectacular firework displays. Organised in association with The Event Services Association (TESA) and Plymouth City Council, the competition feature displays by six of the UK's leading pyrotechnics companies who will set off four tonnes of fireworks over the Plymouth waterfront in a bid to be crowned the 2015 champion.

Competition displays will begin at 9.30pm on Tuesday 18th, with activities, music and entertainment planned across the two nights.

The Red Arrows will take to the skies on Wednesday night, thrilling all with their twists and turns. The fearless jet pilots will put on an incredible display of speed and precision in the air above the picturesque setting of Plymouth Hoe. The two day event will also have fair ground rides, catering and a live music stage hosted by Heart Radio.

The Heart Radio Entertainment Stage kicks off at 7pm on Tuesday with Sugar Thieves and their rich New Orleans blues-roots fusion. Local star Martyn Crocker, who will play tracks from his new EP at 7.50pm, is followed by homegrown rocker Chay Snowden at 8.10pm. The opening night is rounded off with Ashes to Ashes, who will play upbeat '80s classics for the rest of the night.

Wednesday's highlights include a high tempo dance performance from Street Factory and the event is rounded off with the post-punk stars The Sound, one of the finest bands of the 1980s, at 8.40pm.

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