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WHAT: Cannes International Fireworks Festival 2013
WHERE: City of Cannes, France
VENUE: Bay of Cannes
WHEN: March 2013, July 2013 and August 2013
The Cannes Firework Festival (also known as the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique) is an annual fireworks competition which originally started in 1967.
The competition is held in the Bay of Cannes and consists of several different countries competing to win the firework competition.
The fireworks are lit from three barges anchored in the sea. The barges are around 350 metres from the shore and approximately 180 metres apart.
Each country chooses a theme and presents a 25 minute show which is synchronised to music.
The competition is judged and the winners of the competition are awarded with the Vestale d’argent. The judges make their decision on the theme, how well it is synchronised, originality, sound track, colours, set-up, flow of the fireworks, and the general feel of the show.
The schedule of events are as follows:
Portugal – Team Luso Pyrotecnia – Wednesday 6th March 2013 10.00pm
Azerbaidjan – Team Baku Fireworks Group – Thursday 4th July 2013 10.00pm
Italy – Team Vaccalluzzo Pyrotecnia – Sunday 14th July 2013 10.00pm
Italy – Team Vaccalluzzo Pyrotecnia – Sunday 21st July 2013 10.00pm
France – Team EFC Evenement – Monday 29th July 2013 10.00pm
Hong-Kong, China – Team Pyro Magic – Wednesday 7th August 2013 10.00pm
France – Team J Couturier Org – Saturday 24th August 2013 10.00pm
The event attracts up to 200,000 spectators every year. Therefore, there is competition for the best viewing points. We advise that you leave in good time to get a good viewing point.
Please see the map below for details of the best viewing points available. Further details can be found here.
The British Pyromusical championships started with a BANG last night as the competition got under way.
The event sees seven of the best pyrotechnic teams in the UK battle it out to be the best in the UK in this much anticipated annual event.
Over three nights, teams compete to be the best by choreographing fireworks to music. Points are awarded for the music, the correlation between the pyro and the music and the timing. Over the three nights, two tonnes of explosive material will be used throughout the competition, which runs until tomorrow
Competing teams for 2012 are as follows:
• SALTAIRE FIREWORKS
• G-FORCE FIREWORKS
• KOMODO FIREWORKS
• HIGHLIGHT PYROTECHNICS
• BRITANNIA FIREWORKS
• PHENOMENAL FIREWORKS
• CELEBRATION FIREWORKS
Last year’s winners were Pyrotex who completely thrilled the crowd with a stunning display choreographed to the music from a number of different genre.
Last night’s show kicked off with Saltaire Fireworks and the initial reports were that Nessie was brilliant as a fire breathing moving piece of art made its way across the lake.
Tickets on the gate are £9.00 for Saturday and £7.00 for Sunday. Children under 5 are FREE. Details are available directly from the Southport Visitor information desk at www.visitsouthport.com or via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/visitsouthport
If you do manage to capture any images, if you would like to let us see them, we would be delighted. Sadly, we are too busy at work to venture out at the moment but keeping an eye on the happenings online.
We are offering a unique opportunity to you all.
If ANDY MURRAY wins the Men’s Singles Wimbledon Tournament 2012 then one lucky winner will receive a fantastic £10,000 worth of fireworks free of charge.
All you need to do, to be in with a chance of winning is to ‘like us’ on Facebook through www.facebook.com/epicfireworks and ‘like’ and ‘share’ the competition with your friends and family to maximise your chance of winning.
This really is a unique opportunity to receive a top quality fireworks display from the biggest fireworks retailer in the UK.
Show your support and you could be in with a chance of winning.