French Fireworks Team Crowned Winners
French master blasters Focus Pyro are the newly crowned winners of Blackpool’s World Fireworks Championships.
Hundreds of thousands of people were treated to amazing displays at the annual festival throughout September as competitors from Ireland, France and China battled it out to be named winner.
And as Great British pyrotechnic experts Titanium rounded off the annual spectacle last night (FRI) it was the French team who were crowned victors.
Jean-Charles Audoubert (pictured) was part of the winning team and described their art as a theatrical performance.
He said: “As a team composed of people whose experiences originate from every aspect of performing arts, we are united in the quest for the existential by using the sky as an enormous theatrical stage of infinite dimensions.”
Blackpool hosts the World Fireworks Championship each year in September when tens of thousands of people make the trip to the resort each week to watch the amazing master blasters light up the skies with jaw-dropping displays.
Marketing Blackpool Event Organiser Chris Pope said it is a hugely successful event.
Chris said: “The World Fireworks Championships is a great event to organise and one we are immensely proud to welcome back to Blackpool year after year.
“It is popular with visitors and residents alike and is the perfect event to run side by side with the Blackpool Illuminations.
“All the competitors put on incredible displays this year but it was France that the judges applauded most and we congratulate them and all the competitors on all their hard work.”