Musical Fireworks Display (Pyro digital) at the Thornbury Bristol Balloon Meet April 2014

On Friday 4th April, Thornbury welcomed hundreds of hot air balloonists to the golf club for their annual meet. The event was run by sponsors, giving many companies in Bristol a chance to get involved and support such a great event, raising hundreds for charity.

Despite a turn in the weather, they still managed to get a few balloons off the ground, giving the Locals of Thornbury a tour of their town from high in the sky.

With the sun setting in the distance of the golf course, families started arriving to enjoy an onsite BBQ and a few drinks with high spirits for the evening’s entertainment. Once the sun had almost disappeared, the balloonists saw the opportunity to get their masterpieces into place, ready for the big balloon glow finale.

Little did the locals know that one of the largest firework companies in the UK, Skyburst the Firework Co, had been setting up quietly at the back of the golf course to give the evening a finishing touch they would never forget. Skyburst was given the opportunity to be a main sponsor of the event, only 2 weeks prior to the deadline, donating the time, crew and choreography to give a real magical feel to the showcase.

After 25 minutes of huge hot air balloons, pulsing and flickering to the music, sudden bursts of colour and glitter filled the sky behind what already was a magnificent site to see. Once the balloons had deflated, Skyburst took their opportunity to show off what they do best. Performing with Fireworks to music! Using a Pyro digital display, this creates an illusion of fireworks dancing to the beat of the music. Hitting key punctuation throughout the track, and the right selection of effects and firing sequences, Skyburst really made the fireworks dance to the music. With a big build-up of guitar and drum solos, the fireworks got more intense ending with a huge Finale of colour filling the sky on cue with the last beat.

Before the event happened, Skyburst liaised with the organisers many times, ensuring all the minor details of the display were correct and that all safety procedures were put in place. Once the display had been designed, there was one final meeting to present a video representation of the firework display, ensuring the display was to the standards of the whole event, and that it thrilled, excited and took the crowd through a journey of experience.

You can watch the firework display below, or if you have ideas of a firework display for your own event, you can contact Skyburst HERE.

All details, pictures and videos of the Thornbury Balloon meet can be found of the official website HERE.

Interested in more of Skyburst Displays? Go to their video library HERE.

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Blog written by,

Luke Christie