The Champion of Champions
British Musical Fireworks Championship 2017
Photographs by Patrick Trollope
LARGE Crowds attended 3 fantastic
nights of pyrotechnic wizardry, on Southport's Victoria Park, as the popular
British Musical Fireworks Championship took place over 29 November to 1 October
2017. The event had 7 spectacular displays that illuminated the sky above the
seaside Town, that had been incredible timing to the musical accompaniments each
team had chosen to synchronized their displays to fire to. This competition is
now regarded as 1 of the top pyrotechnic displays in the UK and in Europe, and
this years was even more special as it was a battle between past winners. At
stake was the ultimate title, The Champion of Champions.
This title was to be awarded to Sirotechnics
Fireworks, who performed 2nd on the Saturday evening slot, after impressing the
judges, sealing them their place as Champion of Champions. Sunday's Bright
Sparks Fireworks took 2nd Place and 3rd Place was awarded to All-Star Fireworks,
who opened Saturday display.
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council's Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration
and Skills, said:- "The British Musical Fireworks Championship was yet
again a fantastic weekend for Southport and Sefton. Thousands of families
descended on Victoria Park to see the 2013 winners, Sirotechnics, take home the
Champion of Champions trophy. Saturday was full to capacity proving what a draw
the Fireworks and Southport really are. I would like to congratulate everybody
involved in putting on this year's championship, which was a fitting and
fantastic end to our 2017 Sefton events calendar. As the season draws to close
once again, it is also important that we acknowledge the huge economic impact
these fantastic events have on our borough."
The event also had another attraction that was
new to the show. On all 3 nights, those attending got the chance to watch
the Bring the Fire Project's performances. The group are a Liverpool based
collective of fire dancers and they definitely warmed things up before the main
displays took place.
Well done to all the teams and also to Sefton Council for yet again putting on
this magical event.
We have to make a comment about an added extra
that took place on Friday night, just before the 1st display took place.
Did you see the pyrotechnic marriage proposal that was made to a lady called
Sue? We are told accepted the offer and we wish them all the best for
Please click on this
to see more of our photographs taken at this event. Plus we will have a
few more in next weeks issue as well.