Refunds offered for cancelled displays
SEFTON Council has revealed refund details for people who attended the aborted third night of the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport.
Thousands of visitors enjoyed stunning displays at Victoria Park over two nights on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, which were completely sold out.
This year’s title was won by Illusion Fireworks Ltd, from Oxfordshire, the third to fire on Saturday.
But on Sunday, organisers took the difficult decision to stop the event as the first team, Rainbow Fireworks, was nearing its finale.
And Distant Thunder Fireworks, which was to perform the final show of the night, never got the chance to fire.
A spokesman for Sefton Council’s tourism team said: “Thank you for your patience whilst we organised a refund process.
“Due to the weather conditions during the first display on Sunday, September 30 we made the decision to stop the display and cancel the rest of the event. This was very disheartening for everybody involved.
“We would like to say a special thanks to Rainbow Fireworks, who gave us a fantastic show, but sadly had to cut it short by two minutes, and Distant Thunder Fireworks who not only spent the entire year planning their show, but also the entire day setting up it up and most of the night (into the small hours) taking it down.
“It is unfortunately a risk with the nature of this event but disheartening all the same.
“We tried our best to give you a great evening and we hope you enjoyed the show you saw, but the weather had other ideas.
“If you attended and wish to be refunded for your ticket please visit our website for full details.”
Anyone who bought tickets for Sunday online should email tourism@ sefton.gov.uk if they wish to receive a refund.
Include your full name and email address (at the time of booking) and ticket reference number.
Anyone who bought a ticket on the gate will need to send their tickets back to: Tourism Department Sefton Council, Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA.
You will need to include your full name, address and email address for the refund to be processed.
The closing date to apply for refunds is November 7 and all refunds will be issued within 30 days of this date.
Some spectacular displays went ahead before the weather changed