Big news! We’re delighted to reveal that our dedicated pyrotechnics team have taken home the top prize at the British Firework Championships 2019, which was held in Plymouth on 14th and 15th August.
We battled it out against three other incredible teams, among them some of the best in the country. With such tough competition, we couldn’t have been prouder when the result was announced. A huge thanks to all of our supporters!
Thank you, Plymouth Hoe!
The British Firework Championships is always a major event in the calendar for Plymouth, where the event is held annually. It always attracts a huge crowd, and it’s a thrilling event for both fireworks professionals and enthusiasts alike. Every year, it promises the biggest and best displays from industry-leading experts, so it really is a spectacle worth seeing.
2019’s event was the 23rd annual British Firework Championships. Hosted by Plymouth City Council and The Event Services Association (TESA), it was held at Plymouth Hoe, a huge public space on the limestone cliffs next to the seafront.
With its waterside position, the Hoe proved to be the perfect location for fireworks – with the sparkling lights, colours and breathtaking effects looking simply incredible reflected in the water of Plymouth Sound. Our team absolutely loved the experience – what a fantastic location for the greatest show in the country! It’s easy to see why the Championships comes back to Plymouth each year… This isn’t our first time at the event.. We have previously taken both 3rd and 2nd place.. so perhaps this was our year to Win !!
All the displays were fired from the Mount Batten breakwater, giving spectators on the Hoe itself or the Citadel the very best views. Tens of thousands of spectators across the city enjoyed the show, which started at dusk (around 9.30pm). However, there was a fantastic free entertainment offer available throughout the day, with families enjoying fairground rides, music and food from 2pm on the Hoe. We were lucky enough to avoid the rain, getting great conditions for fireworks by the time the first Aerial Shell was fired.
A tough competition – huge congratulations to our fellow teams
1st Galaxy Fireworks competed against the very best pyrotechnics experts in the country, each putting on their own unique 10-minute display. We were blown away by Phoenix Fireworks and Nemesis Fireworks on Wednesday 14th August, but our heartfelt commiserations to Aurora Fireworks who had to bow out due to technical problems.
Joining us to showcase our very best work on Thursday 15th August was Illusion Fireworks and Selstar Fireworks, the latter of whom went onto win the Champion of Champions prize, a separate competition running alongside the main event – congratulations to all the team at Selstar!
After every team had put on their very best performance, 1st Galaxy was crowned the British Firework Champion 2019 and we very proudly accepted the prize on stage.
Commenting on the event, deputy council leader Pete Smith told the Plymouth Herald:
“All the firework companies worked incredibly hard to put on a truly spectacular show that was enjoyed by thousands of people in Plymouth.”
We can’t wait for our next major competition event up in Southport at the British Pyromusical Championships ….. we hope to see you there !