This fabulous evening starts with a get together over a relaxing picnic followed by 4 spectacular fireworks shows choreographed to music.
If you love fireworks then you will be dazzled by no less than 6 sets of 4 fabulous firework displays all over the UK this summer. Come and see what has turned into one of the best firework events in the UK. Bring a picnic or grab food and drink at the event, sit down at a stunning stately home and sit back. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music / interviews before a splendid evening of four spectacular displays all precisely set to music.
Venue: STANFORD, where Shakespeare’s Avon flows gently through the Park, has been the home of the Cave family, ancestors of the present owner Nicholas Fothergill, since 1430.
Built in the time of William and Mary, the Hall is surrounded by ancient parkland rich in natural history and beauty and a further 900 acres.
Now in its 14th year, Stanford Hall offers 4 great firework displays! Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display from organisers MLE Pyrotechnics. The types of fireworks being used by the companies are quite different to the material available to the general public, each company uses category 4 fireworks – those that are for professional use only and the biggest available in the UK.
The event is the only one of its type in the UK where the audience have the capability to vote for the team they like the most using their mobile phones - purely for fun. Texts will be charged at normal rates and a limit of 1 vote per number is in place. Each voting number receives a text back with the results.
GATES OPEN: Relax in the grounds & soak up the unique atmosphere. In the hours before the shows start you can choose a spot to setup your chairs, tables and food, relax and listen to the background music and interviews with the firework teams. There will also be a selection of food and drink available to buy from the vendors on site.
PRE SHOW ENTERTAINMENT: Russ McLean, the voice on the night, interviews the teams and talks about the events and firework industry at various points throughout. A lot of work goes on prior to the event to try and keep you involved in the hours before the shows start. Of course you're welcome to just sit, relax, chill with friends and family and do your own thing. It's your event, so, you decide.
AEROSPARX AEROBATICS: Watch as the aerobatic pyrotechnic display team perform a display in the sky. Not to be missed! Please note this freely included element is subject to CAA approval and weather.
FIREWORK DISPLAYS: The three competing teams will each fire a 10 minute display set to music with a 5 minute interval between shows. Text voting opens once the last display has fired. 10 minutes later MLE Pyrotechnics will fire a closing display which is not subject to the rules and limits of the competitors. Results will be announced afterwards.
THE LINEUP: These teams are routinely performing displays all over the country. They are very skilled in what they do and use cutting edge firework effects and methods of firing. All displays are synchronised to the split second and fired using electronic firing technology. You can learn more about what they do on the night when we interview each of the companies taking part.
Teams : 9.30pm
Closing Display: 10.40pm