Musical Fireworks Championships return to Southport

A JAPANESE fire show will open the 2017 British Musical Fireworks Champion of Champions Show later this month in Southport.

Seven of the very best pyrotechnic display teams ever to feature in the British Musical Fireworks Championship will go head-to-head for a special ‘Champion of Champions’ themed competition over three nights in the popular resort.
And to wow the thousands of spectators even more, a scorchingly fascinating pre-show display has this week been confirmed to launch each night’s competition.

Liverpool based ‘Bring the Fire Project’ are set to bring their unforgettable Japanese Fire Show to Victoria Park from September 29 to October 1

They will light the way for an action packed three days of pyrotechnic wonderment as seven previous winners vie it out to be crowned the ultimate ‘Champion of Champions.’

Two teams will wow the crowds on Friday, three on Saturday and two more on Sunday with the winning display announced later that evening.

Gates open each night at 6pm, with the ‘Bring the Fire Project’ starting their display at 7pm.

The fireworks are scheduled to start at 8pm each night.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member Regeneration and Skills, said: “The British Musical Fireworks Championship really is an amazing event and one which has lit up the skies of Southport since 1999!

“It’s an event that would not be possible without the continued support of Sefton Council.

“To celebrate the Champion of Champions event with the fantastic addition of ‘Bring the Fire,’ will give thousands of spectators and truly unforgettable experience.

“Crowds from all over the North West attend the event at Victoria Park and ticket sales have yet again been very strong in the lead up to this year’s event. 

“Local businesses really benefit from the added footfall to the town over the weekend and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of displays on show this time round.

“If you are thinking of attending please try and get tickets in advance to avoid missing out, Saturday seated tickets have already sold out.”

Tickets are still available for all three nights starting from £5.50.

For further details and to book tickets head to