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World Fireworks Championship Winner Announced: Ukraine’s Dance of Fire

The Ukraine’s Dance of Fire has won the annual World Fireworks Championship at Blackpool.

They beat off international competition from Estonia and last year’s winners, Canada, to take the coveted title. It was announced at tonight’s celebratory display by Titanium Fireworks.

Dance of Fire impressed judges and public alike with their amazing pyrotechnical expertise and synchronization of fireworks to music.

The company has been an industry leader for many years, participating in firework festivals across Europe in France, Monaco, Germany, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Madeira, as well as Canada.

They regularly participate in international conferences, symposiums and forums dedicated to the development of pyrotechnic technologies, with a large fleet of equipment for all scales of firework shows.

The annual fireworks championship is free, and is among the most popular events in Blackpool’s calendar, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the Promenade.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted to announce Dance of Fire from Ukraine as winners of this year’s championship. 

“Their display had something for everyone and showed the crowds some exceptional pyrotechnical expertise.

“As always, World Fireworks has brought a fabulous extra dimension to the opening weeks of the Blackpool Illuminations season.”

This year’s event took place every Friday in September with Pyrocom from Estonia kicking off on September 6, before the Canadian team, Orion Fireworks, took to the stage on September 13 with Dance of Fire from Ukraine winning the competition with their display on September 20.

The display

Collecting the award

Picture caption: Dance of Fire from Ukraine collecting their award from judges (left-right) Cheryl Tchobanian, Nina Kravetts & Dmytro Kuchuhura from Dance of Fire, Martine Hagel & Councillor Gillian Campbell. Copyright: Visit Blackpool

VisitBlackpool is the tourism arm of Blackpool Council and is tasked with promoting the UK's most popular holiday destination to leisure and business visitors, both domestically and internationally.