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British Firework Championships

The Hoe

Tel: 01752 306330

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British Firework Championships

Opening Times

16 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return the Plymouth for its 20th showdown in August 2016.

The successful companies competing this year are:

Aurora Fireworks

F1 Pyrotechnics

Phoenix Fireworks

Gala Fireworks

Distant Thunder Fireworks

Smart Pyrotechnics


Firework Competition Firing Order:

Tuesday 16 August

1. Smart Pyrotechnics 2. Phoenix Fireworks 3. F1 Pyrotechnics

Wednesday 17 August

1. Aurora Fireworks 2. Distant Thunder Fireworks 3. Gala Fireworks



There will be 2 separate judging panels comprising of 3 people in each panel:

1. Professional judging panel – industry experts

2. Formal judging panel – Plymouth City nominated representatives



Heart Radio will be in action on the main stage, 6:30 - 8:30pm over both nights with entertainment, competitions and music from Matt & Caroline from the Heart Breakfast show.

Live bands will follow from 8:30 - 9:30pm, with Tuesday seeing The Poet Junkies and Wednesday seeing Ten Zero One.

There will also be fairground rides and refreshment stalls.


Park and Ride, Parking and Disabled Parking on the Hoe

An extended parking area will be available on the Hoe promenade for blue badge holders, but spaces will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Access will be via Elliott Street entrance to the Hoe promenade from 5.30pm (Madeira Road and Hoe Road will be closed on both days between 1pm and 11pm with some No Parking restrictions from 8am Citadel Road).

The toilets on the Hoe and the Barbican will be open on both evenings, as will those at Jennycliff and Mount Batten. There will also be extra toilets on the Hoe.

The multi-storey car park behind the National Marine Aquarium and the nearby Barbican lock gate will be open until 11pm. Most city centre car parks will be open until midnight, but with tens of thousands of people expected to attend the event, they are likely to be very busy and the Council is advising the public to use public transport and park and ride wherever possible.

Park and Ride – operated by Stagecoach

All three park and ride locations will operate throughout both evenings. The last buses leaving for the City Centre are:

Coypool at 8.45pm

Milehouse at 8.55pm

Coypool at 8.45pm

There will be a flat fee of £2.50 (adult) after 6pm. No concessions will be accepted after 7pm.

For return journeys from Royal Parade pick up points will be as follows:

PR 100 Milehouse and the George – outside the Theatre Royal

PR 200 Coypool – By Edinburgh Woollen Mill (this is the usual stop)

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