Plymouth City Council and The Event Services Association (TESA) have signed a contract that will see the British Firework Championships remain in Plymouth for the next six years.
The spectacular two-day event, which celebrates its 16th anniversary in 2012, has been held on Plymouth Hoe ever since it began and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country and beyond. It is one of the main highlights of the city’s Summer Festival.
This year’s event looks set to be one of the best yet as all the winners from the last six competitions return to compete in a ‘Champion-of-Champions’ showdown.
Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “Plymouth’s waterfront is the perfect venue for the Fireworks Championships and we are thrilled that TESA want to hold the event here for the next six years. We have built a fantastic relationship and the championships just go from strength to strength. We’re really looking forward to working together on the next six events and this year’s Champion of Champions competition is guaranteed to be one of the best yet.”
TESA Director Jim Winship said: “Plymouth provides a brilliant amphitheatre for the Championships and we are delighted that our partnership with the city is to continue for the next six years. We will be working closely with the Council to develop the event and to realise its potential in promoting the city and supporting the local economy.”
This year’s British Firework Championships will take place on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 August.
Source: Plymouth City Council
Check out the Barbican Waterfront’s British Fireworks Championship Event Page for highlights of previous years.