Name: UK Festival of Fireworks 2018
Reason: Fireworks Competition
Location: Catton Hall, Catton Park, Catton, Walton Upon Trent UK
Dates: Saturday the 1st of September 2018
The UK Festival of Fireworks is organised by Jubilee fireworks and held annually.
Catton Hall is the location for what is commonly known as the UK’s largest fireworks event. Witness the skies being set alight as four firework companies compete with their pyromusical displays, and there is something for every member of the family to enjoy.
The festival offers opportunities to experience some amazing, out of this world examples of fireworks art. In competitions, usually the teams are restricted by rules as to what they are and are not permitted to do, however, the UK Fireworks Festival grants each team the freedom to show their unique creativity by designing their show in any manner they choose, this makes this festival genuinely unique above any other each year.
Opening and Display Times
Admission to the festival begins at 12 pm with the primary competition displays starting from 8 pm onward.
We would generally advise arriving early, as this allows you to grab a prime viewing location and relaxing while settling in for the evening’s entertainment.
You are permitted to bring along your picnic or afternoon tea; however, if you prefer something a little different there is a wide range of both food and drink available to purchase at the festival.
Catton Hall does not allow or accept pets on site, Garden flares, BBQ’s, Personal fireworks such as sparklers or ball games. However, there are plenty of activities for the family to do at the festival.
Last years event saw the introduction of the steam rally, a collection of full size and miniature vintage steam engines and vehicles for any enthusiasts out there, and we believe this is the same this year.
The Firework Teams:
Fuse Fireworks from Retford
Their mission statement “making people happy with fireworks” lets you know that this dynamic and young family ran company will produce jaw-dropping displays.
The company has provided displays for both large and small venues such as Alexandra’s Palace, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Flamingo Land and Wembley Park.
They use up-to-date electronic firing systems that ensure the shows they put on are at the very cutting edge of modern pyrotechnics.
Fully Fused Fireworks from Bedfordshire
Fully Fused Fireworks, an event management company with 30+ years of experience under their belt, they excel in the management and production of all events, they range from weddings to indoor and outdoor concerts as well as parties.
Both the owner and company have glittering CV’s as well as awards to their names, for example winning the Monte Carlo – Monaco show as well as many other international competitions.
1st Galaxy from Nottingham
1st Galaxy is a well known, established supplier of consumer fireworks. as well as providers of professional firework displays, the team have a wealth of experience and have produces some impressive firework displays. Ranging from public bonfire night events and Christmas light illuminations to summer festivals and new years eve celebrations the company has also competed in the “Festival D’Art Pyrotechnique” in Cannes France.
Additionally, to providing professional displays, the company also sells their exclusive retail brand of fireworks, under the brand name “Britannia Fireworks” they also sell other brands such as Jorge and Vulcan from China and Europe.
Jubilee Fireworks from the West Midlands
As well as being the event host Jubilee Fireworks are also competing in the festival. The company has transformed over the years since it was formed in 1987, into a significant force within the UK fireworks industry and have a powerful reputation on an international scale.
Their achievements bost: gaining the title “Champion of Champions” in both traditions and national musical competitions, they also have received medals from international competitions such as Knokke Heist in Belgium and Manila in the Philippines. Back in 2005 they competed and won the Golden Jupiter award from Le International Des Feux Loto Quebec in Montreal Canada, One of the highest accolades in the trophy cabinet.
With each company having wins to their name as well as the event receiving five stars reviews for last years festival, you will know for sure that you are in for an amazing, breath-taking, and action-packed evening.