Illusion Fireworks announced as winner of British Firework Championships 2018

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Illusion Fireworks from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, has been crowned the ‘British Firework Champion 2018’ at this year’s British Firework Championships in Plymouth, following an explosive two-day showdown between six of the UK’s top pyrotechnics specialists.

Tens of thousands of spectators gathered on and around Plymouth Hoe to see six spectacular ten-minute displays set off into the night sky.

This year, one company was awarded ‘Best Display’ for each evening. The winner of Best Display on Wednesday 8 August was Fully Fused Fireworks from Campton, Bedfordshire while Illusion Fireworks were the winners on Thursday 9 August.

The six professional fireworks companies that competed this year were:

Wednesday 8th August

9.30pm – Fuse Fireworks
9.50pm – Fully Fused Fireworks
10.10pm – The UK Firework Company

Thursday 9th August

9.30pm – Smart Pyrotechnics
9.50pm – Illusion Fireworks
10.10pm – Phoenix Fireworks

Hosted by Plymouth City Council and The Event Services Association (TESA), the British Firework Championships are one of the biggest annual displays put on by professional firework companies in the UK.