World Firework Championships 2021 in Blackpool: In pictures as event wows resort

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World Firework Championships in Blackpool
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The World Firework Championships in Blackpool started with a literal bang as the Russian team wowed thousands lined up to watch the display.

The Russians were the first to perform with Ireland, Germany and a celebratory display coming at fortnightly events in September and October.

Blackpool was buzzing with another high profile event following on from the switch on for the extended 2021 illuminations season.

The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic.

Advice form the Visit Blackpool page states: “Please note that due to the popularity of the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool, there may be traffic delays arriving and leaving the event.

“Take extra time to arrive and would suggest if travelling by car to park in the southern car parks and use the tramway to travel to the event. Alternative public transport via the rail systems and buses are also recommended.”

There is a warning that traffic in the area can be difficult during the events due to the popularity and number of visitors.

The Irish team will now perform on September 25, the German team on October 9 and the final event will be on October 23. Events aim to start at 7.30pm.