Tonight (Saturday 11th September) sees the first of this year’s World Fireworks Championships pyrotechnics exhibitions from the new launch-pad located over the beach in front of Blackpool Tower.
Last year the annual pyrotechnic extravaganza, usually centred on the North Pier, was cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions. For 2021, Blackpool Council has changed the dates of the free event and families are urged to make a note of them to avoid disappointed children.
The stunning displays which are set to music, will take place on alternate Saturday evenings. The events start from 7.30 p.m. – with the first fireworks firing from approximately 8:30 p.m. However, organisers say that the exact firing times depend on tide times and wind direction and recommend that visitors arrive at 7.30 p.m.
The countries that will compete for the title in 2021 are Germany, Russia and Ireland, with the fourth Saturday seeing a showcase event by one of Europe’s leading fireworks companies, Titanium.
The new dates are as follows:
- Saturday 11 September: Russia
- Saturday 25 September: Ireland
- Saturday 9 October: Germany
- Saturday 23 October: Celebratory display from Titanium Fireworks and announcement of the 2021 winner
Councillor Lynn Williams, Leader of Blackpool Council says, ‘We hope that by moving the fireworks to Saturdays it will give people more time to come into the centre of Blackpool during the daytime and enjoy some of the many other attractions on offer before watching the fireworks finale.’