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Thousands pack into park for fireworks event

Thousands pack into park for fireworks event

by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

TENS of thousands of excited visitors packed out Southport’s Victoria Park for the three-night British Musical Fireworks Championship.

They enjoyed stunning choreographed displays featuring fireworks coordinated to music, by some of the country’s top pyro companies.

More than 10 tonnes of fireworks and two tonnes of explosive material were used over the weekend and displays took teams of up to 15 technicians more than 12 hours to set up - and required around five kilometres of wire to connect the electrical firing circuits!

The overall winners of the 2021 British Championship were Dragon Fireworks from Chertsey in Surrey. Second were Devon company Sonic Fireworks & Events and third were Star Fireworks from Bracknell.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills described The British Musical Fireworks Championship as “the perfect way to round off an incredible summer of events and investment in Southport and Sefton.”

She said: “Having been running for well over 20 years, the Championship is always a hugely popular three-day event and brings in crowds from across the North of England for a unique and stunning experience.”

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