Star Fireworks

Star Fireworks is celebrating 51 years in fireworks this year, and since starting up in 1971 have never looked back. They are a professional display team at the very top of their game with an overflowing book of orders and customers from Southampton to Scotland.

Their clients include premiership football clubs, TV shows, blue chip companies such as BMW, Coca Cola and Deutsche Bank, as well as providing fireworks for The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chill Peppers, Christina Aguilera and even the Royal Philharmonic.

Their work sees them firing from roof tops, barges, cruise terminals, castle walls as well as the TV sets for shows like This Morning and Blue Peter. They provided the fireworks and special effects for the UK Big Brother TV show for 16 years.

Tonight's display has been specially designed for Easton Castle. The team are using the 'FireOne' firing system, the same system used when they won the British Firework Championship in 2010 and the British Firework 'Champion of Champions' a few years later. Their show includes some very special fireworks to a wonderful soundtrack.

Illusion Fireworks

Illusion Fireworks Ltd are Oxfordshires premiere firework display company. Setup by company owner and show designer Karl Mitchell-Shead in late 2014, Illusion has rapidly gained a reputation for producing unique and high quality firework displays across the UK, winning both titles of British Firework Champions and British Musical Firework Champions over a year ago!

Karl has been working in professional fireworks for over a decade, with an eye for quality product and meticulous attention to detail his imagination and ability to interpret music and fireworks has lead to quite a collection of awards and trophies in such a short space of time, including several victories at Firework Champions! Backed up by a team of some seventy professional and extremely passionate display operators, the 'Illusion Family' work tirelessly to deliver simply mind blowing firework displays that push the envelope of pyrotechnics.

Karl says: " The past few years have been an epic and fun journey for the business, I honestly believe our passion, ambition and will to push boundaries are the basis of our success. Take the most dedicated team of pyrotechnicians in the industry, add the highest quality, most unusual effects, colours and products available on the planet and combine them with eclectic music and you are left with emotional fireworks shows that have a 'Style, Rhythm and Scale like no other' - this years firework champions entry will be no exception and we cannot wait for you to see it!"

After an extremely busy few years, Illusion are spending 2021 consolidating the business expanding their state-of-the-art British made digital firing system FireByWire and building new relationships with event providers and venues across the country. However they could not bear to turn down an invite to compete at Eastnor castle, being no stranger to Firework Champions - winning twice at Newby Hall and Ragley Hall and now returning for their sixth year in the series they hope to wow the audience in a bid to take home the trophy!

AJ Pyrotechnics

AJ Pyrotechnics is a small firework company based in Kent but with a big reputation. We were born out of the love and thrill of seeing fireworks and all of the team who work here are passionate about what we do and what we deliver.

Although formed in 2008, we are relatively new to the competitive display circuit, with our first competition being at the British Firework Championships in Plymouth in 2017 and again in 2021. This is our first appearance at Eastnor Castle and our third consecutive year at the MLE Firework Champions which are always held in fantastic surroundings like this!

Gaining experience from being in the company of some of the best firework display companies in the UK has raised our status. We have grown in confidence in the competition display circuit and feel we are becoming worthy competitors.

We know you are going to love our musical composition, matched with some of the best firework effects available which will showcase this fantastic venue at Eastnor Castle.

Thank you to MLE for the opportunity for us to compete again and all at AJ Pyrotechnics wish you and all our fellow competitors a fantastic night!

Closing Display...

Daventry, Northamptonshire

MLE Pyrotechnics was founded in 1999 just before the millennium and has become one of the leading companies in the firework industry.

We specialise in providing unique high quality displays all over the world ranging from weddings to large scale outdoor events and import a wide range of premium quality fireworks for their own use and supply to other UK companies.

Clients include the UK’s largest free bonfire night event as well as other key names such as Sainsbury’s, Oxford University, Karcher, Morrisons, the RAF, MTV and Ford.

MLE have been firing displays internationally since 2005. In 2014 we were awarded 1st prize in the St Brevin firework competition. In 2018 we were invited to fire a 10 minute pyromusical display at the 2018 Liuyang firework contest.

Sister company, FireByWire Limited, manufactures digital computerised firing systems used for accurately setting sequences off at the press of a button. This technology is used worldwide by companies and is one of the most sophisticated systems available.

Our attitude is to constantly evolve and improve what we do. We work with the very best suppliers and factories around the world and combine this with a team of passionate crew members bringing a diverse skill set ranging from programmers through to engineers.

In 2013 we introduced the world famous Vaccalluzzo Italian fireworks to the UK, working with the factory we are exclusive importers/distributors for the UK marketplace. They also hold the same agreement with Pirotecnia Zaragozana from Spain.

We would like to thank you all for attending the event and we hope you enjoy the evening and fantastic displays.


DroneSwarm is part of MLE Pyrotechnics providing full colour LED drone light displays.

We produce everything ourselves from the drone hardware through to the 3D show designs. Because we also provide fireworks, lighting and lasers in house we are in the very unique position of being able to offer unrivalled choreography combined with other visual artforms.

We are the first company in the UK to be awarded permission from the CAA for the production of ongoing drone displays with and without fireworks.

Subject to the weather on the day you'll witness one of the first ever drone light shows to take place in front of an audience. Get your cameras out and prepare to be amazed as a swarm of drones take to the sky and perform a routine with vivid colours and movement across the sky.

Element is subject to any local ATC approval and weather on the day. Provided as a free element of the ticket.

Kvant Lasers

Kvant Lasers UK is perfectly positioned to provide a comprehensive range of laser display services. From a single projector displaying a logo through to multiple high powered beams laser mapping the houses of parliament.

Although originally a laser manufacturer, we think about our business differently. We don’t consider ourselves to be in the laser equipment business but rather the entertainment business. This means we go above and beyond just laser shows to create everything from custom laser displays and laser mapping through to 3D video and holographic projections, right up to fireworks and water shows. You name it, we can do it.

During the past 25 years we have been presented with many opportunities, embracing these exciting challenges and experiences. Being part of teams in entertainment shows of all shapes and sizes for a range of brands has exposed us to many different approaches. This has helped create who we are today.

We are proud to be involved with Firework Champions and look forward to lighting the skys between the shows.

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