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LES MASTER DE FEU (FIREWORK MASTERS) GRANDE FINALE

WHAT: LES MASTER DE FEU, LA GRANDE FINALE (MASTERS OF FIRE THE GRAND FINAL)
WHERE: HIPPODROME DE COMPIEGNE, DU BARON ROGER DE SOULTRAIT AVENUE, FRANCE
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 20:30PM
COST: TICKETED EVENT

In its 4th edition of the event, 2019 is a special competition as the international winners from the previous 3 editions battle it out against each other to see who will become the ‘champion of champions’ and win the Les Master De Feu – Master of fire, Master of gold title and trophy.

The competition takes place every 3 years in Compiegne, situated in the northeast of Paris, in the heart of the Oise department of Picardy. There is plenty to see and do along with the event and makes it the perfect place for a day visit or why not make it a long weekend.

Who will win???  That is decided by a select jury composed of personalities from the arts, entertainment, culture and others from the City of Compiegne. Along with these are a select few members of the public out of the 10,000 strong national as well as international spectators that attend the event each year.

Tickets are available for the show with a varied range available, from lawn tickets, seating, golden square and if you want to have something a little more extravagant why not choose the all-new Gold master ticket. Prices range from 16.50 euros around £15 to the top package of 190 euros around £170. Tickets must be bought in advance as none will be available on the day.

Programme

18:00pm – Doors open – vibrate to the sounds of the Batucada group “Atabak”, 20 live musicians will make you vibrate and dance to the sounds of percussion, a great part atmosphere is assured.

8:30pm – The Pyrotechnic Art Contest

8:45pm – Opening Show

9:15pm – First Firework Display

9:45pm – Second Firework Display

22:15pm – Third Firework Display

22:45 – Closing Show

23:00 – Awards Ceremony

23:30 – End of the Evening

Competitors

Opening & Closing the Event – Company Art Eventia – highly recognised throughout France and Internationally for cultural pyrotechnic displays including opening and closing ceremonies of Mons European capital pf culture 2015 and the prestigious event of the international film festival, pyrotechnic art of Cannes amongst others.

Italy – Parente fireworks, Antonio Parente – Winner of the Silver Master in the 1st edition of the event in 2016.

Greece – Nano Fireworks, Paulos & Filippos Nanos – Winners of the Silver Master in the 2nd edition of the event in 2017.

France – Grand Final, Pierre Emmanuel Gelis – Winners of the Silver Master in the 3rd edition of the event in 2018.

The designers of the competing teams have a mammoth task ahead of them as they work on their shows to match this year’s theme “The Great Classics”. This is the gala theme for the whole evening with not just the pyrotechnics on offer but also entertainment and a few surprises along the way.

Be in awe as each team lights up the skies for over 2 hours with a multitude of colours, light, and effects. At the end of the show and when all the marks are added there is an award ceremony where the winning team will be crowned the Master of gold and awarded the trophy.

Good Luck to all the competitors and we will be bringing an update after the event on the winners.

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WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS BLACKPOOL 2019

WHAT: WORLD FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIP BLACKPOOL
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHERE: BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE
WHEN: 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, AND 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019
COST: FREE

The beautiful seaside town of Blackpool plays host once again for the World Firework Championships this September and best of all it’s FREE!!

This little coastal town has been the host of the event for many years and the support for it grows year on year. Being a British ‘seaside’, there are naturally lots to see and do out and about.

  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Comedy Club
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Theatre – Dr. Dolittle
  • Kite Festival – St Annes
  • Sealife Blackpool

Food, of course, is very high on the list of priorities and the area of course is well known for its fish and seafood but there are some scrumptious eateries about for you to try if you are staying for the weekend from cheap and tasty to full-on fine dining:

  • FISH AND CHIPS – YORKSHIRE FISHERIES – fish a specialty
  • PIZZA – STEFANI’S PIZZERIA – wood fire baked traditional recipe pizza
  • STEAK – BEACHCOMBER STEAKHOUSE – succulent steaks, juicy burgers and ribs cooked to perfection
  • ITALIAN/EUROPEAN – NOVELLO – specialises in Italian fine dining
  • CURRY/INDIAN – CURRY LEAF – from traditional curries to some outstanding chef’s specials

This year, the competitors will be representing Europe and Canada and plan to have a big impact on the skies over Blackpool.

DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Friday 6TH SEPTEMBER – ESTONIA – REPRESENTED BY PYROCOM
  • Friday 13TH SEPTEMBER – CANADA – ORION FIREWORKS
  • Friday 20TH SEPTEMBER – UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE
  • Friday 27TH SEPTEMBER – UK – TITANIUM FIREWORKS (NON-COMPETITIVE DISPLAY WHILST THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED)

All the events start at 7.30pm with the fireworks due to start at around 8.30pm. Please note that the firing time is determined by numerous factors and as such, we recommend you get there early to avoid disappointment.

Here is a taster from last year’s event, the team from Firemaster, Canada.

If you do manage to get along to see the shows, please let us see your shots and of course; bring me a stick of rock 😊

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – RAGLEY HALL 2019
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
WHERE: RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE
COST: SEE THE FIREWORK CHAMPIONS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

This is the last of the Firework Champions events for 2019.

The beautiful Ragley Hall is the venue for the final event of the year and this incredible stately home is the family seat of the Marquis of Hertford.

Built in the late 1780’s it comprises of the Hall, 26 acres of stunning gardens and hundreds of acres of wild woodland, created by internationally renowned designer Capability Brown, which is home to deer, pheasant, and squirrels and is enjoyed by hundreds who walk through the grounds annually.

Used today for a wide variety of private events it also supports music festivals, Tough Mudder challenges, and even classic car events.

Ragley Hall Firework Champions

It is home to the 9th Marquis but it was very close to demolition in the early part of the 20th century but was saved from the wrecking hammer when it was called on to be used in the first and second world wars as a military hospital. Between 1956 – 1958 the 8th Marquis had it refurbished and it was one of the first houses to be opened to the public.

Competing in this final event of the Firework Champions schedule of the Summer are as follows:

FIREWORK CRAZY – CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

This team is taking part in Firework Champions for the third time. They fire everything from private events like weddings and anniversaries to huge corporate displays and have a book rammed with Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve displays every year, thrilling thousands of spectators.

MAGICAL FIREWORKS, MANCHESTER

Second, to fire are Magical Fireworks. This fantastic ground of people are thrilled to be displaying at their first ever Firework Champions Event. An unknown quantity in the competitive fireworks field, I am interested to see what they have to offer.

CELESTIAL DISPLAYS, LEICESTER

Established in 2008 by a group of pyro lovers, this team all have full-time jobs away from firework displays. This will be their first time at Firework Champions and as most of their work has been corporate this far, its certainly a great platform for the company to show their wares.

Once all teams have completed their display, the vote will open. Whilst the votes are cast, MLE Pyrotechnics will take centre stage to offer their finale display.  As suppliers of the incredible Vaccalluzzo Fireworks from Italy, expect beautiful rich colours and effects.

Good luck to all competitors and hopefully by then we will be having something like a Summer (not counting on it but one can but hope).

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