The British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport

The full line-up has been revealed for the 2022 British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport! 

The spectacular pyrotechnic event returns to Victoria Park in Southport from Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September. 

Over three nights, seven of the best fireworks firms in the UK will battle it out to be crowned champions as they stage stunning displays of fireworks set by music and blast over 10 tonnes of fireworks into the sky above the resort. 

Tickets are on sale now but often sell out ahead of the event – visitors are encouraged to buy in advance rather than to walk up on the night to ensure they don’t miss out. 

You can book your tickets on the link here. 

This year’s line-up is: 

Friday 23rd September

  • Phenomenal Fireworks
  • Rainbow Fireworks

Saturday 24th September

  • Phoenix Fireworks
  • Optimum Fireworks
  • Selstar Fireworks

Sunday 25th September

  • AJ Pyrotechnics
  • Gala Fireworks

The event is organised by Sefton Council’s superb Tourism team which also organised other major events such as Southport Air Show and Southport Food and Drink Festival. 

A spokesperson said: “We love music, we love colour, and we love gasping with delight at the spectacular fireworks displays. 

“Southport’s British Musical Fireworks Championship is back with a bang! Our three-night festival runs from Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September in Victoria Park, Southport.

“Don’t miss out on our pyrotechnic, musical extravaganza! Tickets are on sale now! 

“You can buy a full weekend ticket or just pick which night. Children under 5 are FREE.

“We can’t wait for the breath-taking displays, children gasping with delight, and dancing the night away at our favourite fireworks extravaganza!

“We just love things that make us go aaaaah!”

A panel of professional judges will be scoring throughout the three nights.

The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a pyro musical competition. The fireworks are fired to the music and the show is choreographed to give visitors some of the most spectacular fireworks you will ever see.

During the competition, over two tonnes of explosive material are used with the total weight of fireworks over 10 tonnes! 



Each show required around 5 kilometres of wire to connect the electrical circuits and around 15 technicians working for over 12 hours to set up the display.

The gates at Victoria Park open at 6pm each night and each display will be 15 minutes. Parking is available in Princes Park.

Friday and Sunday group standing tickets are from £7, Saturday group standing tickets start at £9, or you can enjoy a full weekend pass for £22. Children under 5 are FREE but do need an entrance ticket.

Remember to check your ticket as they are only valid for the night you have purchased.

Book your tickets on the link here

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