Starting at approximately 9.30pm (or as soon as it’s dark enough) there will be three 10 minute displays fired from Mountbatten breakwater.   Each display will use up to 550kg NEM (Net Explosive Mass) – that’s over three tonnes of pyrotechnics each.

You can watch the displays from any point around Plymouth Sound but as the displays are designed to be seen from the Citadel (where the judges will be) and the Hoe, these are the prime viewing areas.

People start gathering on the Hoe and along Madeira Road from early evening, particular on warm evenings, where they can  get a prime viewing location and enjoy all the activity around Plymouth Sound.   The Queen Anne’s Battery area, which overlooks the firing site, is another popular viewing point.

In addition, you can also enjoy a whole host of live entertainment on the Hoe, including a stage with live music, a  fun fair and a selection of catering.

Mountbatten itself provides some viewing around the Mountabatten pub, although this is limited by the side-on view which means that some of the more spectacular effects may not be seen.

Behind Mountbatten, the Jennycliff area is another popular viewing spot.