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INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: JULY/AUGUST 2019 (DATES TO BE DETERMINED)
WHERE: MONACO
COST: FREE

The International pyrotechnic competition in Monaco first took place in 1966 and was the first event of its kind. Initially just a pyro competition, it changed to a pyro-melodic competition in 1996 and continues in that format to this day.

Countries compete to thrill the tens of thousands of visitors who gather in the Bay to watch the fireworks explode in the Monegasque skies backed up by a powerful sound system which will ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the full impact of the shows on offer with the perfect marriage of music and pyrotechnics.

Last year the competition became the pyro-melodic event it is today and changed its name to Monaco Arten Ciel.

Café’s and restaurants surround Port Hercule, The Palace and Walls of Fort Antonio so there are plenty of places to meet and greet and many of these have uninterrupted views of the fireworks; so you can sip your champagne, whilst watching the stunning effects.

As with most things, you can do this event either on a budget or as a full spend-fest, depending on what you are looking for:

RESTAURANTS

Blue Bay – French/Mediterranean Cuisine

Quite pricey but as a very special day out, worth every penny with excellent service with taster menus or the full a-la-carte jobby to whet your appetite.

Maison des Pates Monaco – Italian/Mediterranean

This place does a huge range of fresh Italian pasta which the reviews say is second to none. You choose a portion of whichever pasta you want (usually €7 – €10) and then a choice of sauces from €1 for a delicious Bolognese sauce to a creamy salmon sauce for €4.50. Two people can each well for under €30.00.

Sexy Tacos – Mexican (vegetarian/vegan-friendly dishes available)

Reviews for this place are really good and if you want a relatively spicy authentic taste of Mexico, pared back slightly for the European market but if you want a tasty and different meal, get along there as this is ‘the one’.

Les Perles de Monte Carlo – French, seafood specialists, Mediterranean

Specialists in all thing seafood, as they are harbourside and are also wholesale suppliers to the local restaurants. It has an upbeat feel and you can even pick your own lobster.  The restaurant also supplies seafood to local restaurants in the region, so you know it is of the best quality around they even have their own oyster beds! It is not fancy but the food more than makes up for it so if you are a fish and seafood lover, this is THE place to go.

If you are staying in Monaco for a few days, you might want to take in a show – The Beach Boys are in concert over there in July and have been in the entertainment business for over 50-years and are still packing the audiences in.

We will bring you news of the companies participating in the 2019 Firework event as soon as details are available.

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COURCHEVAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: COURCHEVAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHEN: 14TH FEBRUARY – 7TH MARCH 2019
WHERE: COURCHEVEL, FRENCH ALPS
COST: FREE TO WATCH

This year sees the 17th Annual International Firework Festival take place in February and March of this year. There will be 8000 spectators in attendance to see the firework shows intensified by the stunning snow-covered backdrops and fabulous live music.

Courchevel is one of the prime ski resorts in the French Alpine region and boasts 600 kilometers of pistes ranging from 23 of the easy green runs for beginners to 10 black runs which are incredibly difficult and are really for experts only.

This year 4 teams will battle it out over the snow-capped mountains to lift the trophy and we wish them all the very best of luck.

Here is a snippet of the promotional video about the event:

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PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: FROM 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 – 23RD MARCH 2019
WHERE: SM MALL OF ASIA, SEASIDE BOULEVARD, BAY CITY, PASAY
COST: FREE FROM VARIOUS SPOTS AROUND THE VENUE BUT TICKETS INCLUDING DINNER ARE AVAILABLE

This magnificent event is purported to be one of the biggest and best in the international events in the pyrotechnic calendar and is supported by the team from Platinum Fireworks who are considered amongst pro firers as the nicest and most helpful set of people out there today.

Platinum Fireworks were previous winners of Globalfest in 2017 when they swept the board, picking up awards in all four categories and they picked up a prestigious second place at Pyromagic in Poland earlier this year been narrowly beaten into first by the UK’s Pyrotex Fireworx and more recently picked up the win in the 4th Wanzai International Firework Competition much to the absolute delight of everyone in the industry. In fact, we recently had visitors from China who commented about this so this team are widely acknowledged across the world.

The aim of the competition is to find who can put together the best show with the most incredible effects but still able to capture the emotions of the music being utilised.

The event runs every Saturday for 5 weeks and will include 2 shows per night over the stunning Manilla Bay.

The competition for 2019 looks like this:

• 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC
FINLAND OY PYROMAN

• 23RD FEBRUARY 2019 ITALY MARTELLO S R L
BELGIUM C B F PYROTECHNICS

• 2ND MARCH 2019 GERMANY STEFFES OLLIG FEUERWERK
PORTUGAL PIROTECNIA MINHOTA

• 9TH MARCH 2019 CHINA POLARIS FIREWORKS
FRANCE BREZAC ARTIFICES

• 16TH MARCH 2019 POLAND SUREX FIRMA RODZINA
UK PYROTEX FIREWORX

• 23RD MARCH 2019 CANADA FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC

This year celebrates 10 years of the ‘Brightest show on earth’ and long may it continue.

Here is a video from the winners Pyrotex Fireworx:

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