The British Musical Fireworks Championships

The British Musical Fireworks Championships, held in Southport annually since 1999, is a unique pyrotechnics competition unlike any other in the UK – and is an incredible spectacle to behold and enjoy!

Combining expert pyrotechnics and design with fantastic music, the championships, which is held over three days in the autumn, is the opportunity for some of the country’s leading display experts to pit their creative skills against one another, in a celebration of pyrotechnics that is simply awe-inspiring to watch.

Seven different companies plan for months to produce the most stunning, choreographed fireworks display possible, each of which is themed with appropriately chosen music. One of the key highlights of the show is the synchronisation of the fireworks with the music, using pyrotechnics both at ground level and in the sky for maximum visual effect.

Industry experts judge each of the entrant’s displays, awarding points according to the synchronisation of the displays, in addition to the mood, choice of music, choreography, design and variety of effects.

With each display scheduled to take between 16 and 18 minutes, with four pieces of music, spectators are guaranteed an unforgettable light and music show. Unsurprisingly, the British Musical Fireworks Championships is a huge crowd-puller, making it one of Southport’s most popular and exciting annual events – as well as being arguably the leading display competition in the entire country!

With the dark nights drawing in, minds across the country will soon turn to planning Guy Fawkes parties to celebrate the failure of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament over 400 years ago.

If you’re planning a garden firework party this November, or require fireworks for any other special occasion, your first port of call should be the Fireworks Shop [], to appreciate the wide range of fireworks available for home use. From boxes of traditional garden fireworks to barrage packs for the ultimate in night sky wizardry, our products are sure to meet the needs of every occasion. You could even purchase a DIY fireworks kit for display standard pyrotechnics in the privacy of your own garden! With a full range of Bonfire Night accessories, including the unmissable sparklers, you can be sure of enjoying a fireworks party that is simply unforgettable!