What Are Barrage Fireworks?

What Are Barrage Fireworks

So you don’t know what a Barrage is, how frustrating! Well, honestly, most people don’t. Barrage fireworks are often known as barrage cakes or compound cakes. The different terminology can confuse people.

The truth is though that you’re only just learning about Barrage’s now because the pyrotechnic industry kept it a secret for such a long time.

So What Are Barrages?

Barrages are roman candles which have been glued together, they each have varying effects, and they have been perfectly fused together. The general public is only permitted to use retail barrages that have a lower number of roman candles in them. However, they are a great way to put on a fantastic fireworks show at home in the garden. You light the combined fuse, step back and await the show!

What Are The Advantages of Buying A Firework Barrage?

With Barrages, you can rest assured that you’ll get a lengthy display, although not as long as a professional fireworks display you could purchase a few and put on a spectacular show. They also happen to be much easier to light than simply lighting each firework one after the other. Barrages go off one after the other.

How Do Barrage Fireworks Work?

  • They are, as mentioned, created by glueing and fusing several fireworks together and a delay fuse is then used to ensure the fireworks don’t all go off at the same time.
  • This means you will only have to light one fuse to get the full display underway.
  • As a feature of safety, most barrages have a second fuse.
  • You should only light this second fuse if there has been a failure to fire from the first fuse you lit.
  • Do not light the back-up fuse at the same time as the standard fuse.
  • If you light the back-up fuse and the main fuse your fireworks display will be over in half the time which is not ideal!

What Are The Best Barrage Fireworks To Use At Home?

Here are some of the best barrage fireworks that you can use at home with ease. Always follow the instructions on the packaging and use cling film around the outside of the box to prevent it from becoming damp in the British weather! Make sure the top has been opened before lighting!

annual gala barrage fireworks

Annual Gala Barrage Fireworks

startdust barrage fireworks

Stardust Barrage Fireworks

ke a rose barrage fireworks

Strike A Rose Barrage Fireworks


Barrages are the way forwards in terms of doing home firework displays. From a safety point of view, barrages ensure that the consumer only has to light one fuse instead of setting up and lighting ten individual fireworks to get the same effect. Each Barrage will provide the spectators with a good 2 or 3 minutes of viewing time.