From Devon to Yorkshire we’re the county firework champions!

Posted on August 27, 2013

Fantastic Fireworks and the 1812 for Classic fm Summer Live in LiverpoolFor fireworks in Liverpool, fireworks in Devon, fireworks in Yorkshire, or fireworks anywhere, Fantastic Fireworks are the county firework champions!  There’s hardly a region we haven’t been to in a summer of sizzling sunshine, music and magical displays. Awesome August started in the grand setting of Castle Howard in Yorkshire where we were commissioned to provide the firework finale to the annual Proms concert. With 5000 spectators braving an evening of heavy rain, when it came to our turn the skies cleared and we sent them home on a high. Verdict from event orgainser Rob Mackintosh of MA Global: ‘A brilliant show. With so much rain I never thought you’d keep the fireworks dry!’ Next stop was Sefton Park in Liverpool where Fantastic Fireworks were awarded the contract to provide a spectacular finale to Classic fm’s Summer Live concert. Hosted by Jamie Crick and showcasing the city’s own Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra the free concert attracted nearly 10,000 spectators. There were huge whoops and cheers as the 1812 Overture reached its tumultuous climax with the sky ablaze. The moment was brilliantly captured (left) by our photographer Pete Carr. Judith Feather, head of events at Liverpool Culture, called our show director Steve Boothman afterwards to say: ‘That was brilliant Steve. A really fabulous end to the event’. Click on the image on the left to view the highlights.

The month drew to a close in another blaze of glory at the opposite end of the country. The Devon resort of Torquay was filled to capacity on a beautiful Bank Holiday evening for a display to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Torbay Royal Regatta. A massive crowd, estimated at 100,000, lined the promenades and piers to see the UK’s premier firework company rock them with a dazzling show. With all the favourite effectss like smiley faces, hearts and a perfectly formed  snail it was a night for fun and fantastic fireworks!  More whoops and cheers, this time accompanied by a cacophony of hoots from dozens of boats around the bay, greeted the finale of gold stardust. ‘We’ve never seen anything like it in Torquay,’ a delighted Regatta secretary Debbie Selley told us afterwards. ‘Some of the effects were so dramatic they had us in tears. Thank you for making our 200th anniversary year so very memorable.’Fantastic Fireworks at Torbay Royal Regatta 2013. Photo by Jon Culverhouse.Fantastic Fireworks at the Castle Howard Proms 2013. Photo by Jon Culverhouse.

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