Category Archives: Herrenhausen Firework Competition

HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION

WHAT: HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN MAY AND SEPTEMBER 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: THE ROYAL GARDENS OF HERRENHAUSEN, HANNOVER, GERMANY
COST: VARIOUS – PLEASE REFER TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TICKETING INFORMATION

A staggering 55,000 spectators will fill the beautiful gardens at Herrenhausen to kick off this year’s fiercely fought pyrotechnic competition. The competition runs from May to September annually in what is described as the ‘best historic gardens in Europe’.

First to show their pyro skills are the team representing Italy; Scarpato Pirotecnia from Rimini, Italy and this team have won events around the world in their time and as one of the first families of fireworks, they have the expertise in their genes. Winners at Courcheval and Cannes as well as taking part in thousands of displays and festivals around the world.

There is a full programme of entertainment on offer, including;

• Live music
• Theatrical/street performers
• Dramatic art

There will be a Venetian carnival feel in a nod to the incredible talents of one of Italy’s first firework families.

This is the 28th event of its kind in Herrenhausen and the doors will be open to the public and the early entertainment will begin at 6pm and will run through until 11.30pm.

We will bring you details of the forthcoming events as details come to hand.

Share

HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORK COMPETITION 2018

WHAT: HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN MAY AND SEPTEMBER 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: THE ROYAL GARDENS OF HERRENHAUSEN, HANNOVER, GERMANY
COST: VARIOUS – PLEASE REFER TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TICKETING INFORMATION

This year marks the 28th International Firework Competition set in the stunning Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen. The event will feature representative World Class teams from around the globe who will battle it out for supremacy in the night skies over Germany.

The competition takes place between May and September annually and is acknowledged as one of the biggest and best in the firework event calendar.

The gardens were created by Sophia of Hanover who was also referred to as Sophia of the Palatinate who was oddly enough the grand-daughter of James I of England (James VI of Scotland) of Gunpowder Plot fame and her mother, Elizabeth, was the one the conspirators were plotting to kidnap once Parliament was destroyed to return the Kingdom to the Catholic faith.

As ‘Great Garden’ might suggest, it is a BIG garden covering an enormous 50 hectares of lawn, hedges, shrubberies and woodland. At the centre of the garden when it was created was Herrenhausen Palace but this was all but destroyed in bombing raids during World War 2.

Last year Surex of Poland lifted the award with an outstanding display which captured the hearts and minds of both the judging panel and the viewing public.

Blue firework

Competing this year are as follows:

FIREWORK PROFESSIONALS – NEW ZEALAND

This team has been in the business of creating beautiful pyrotechnic displays for more than 40 years. Suppliers of high impact and top-quality pyrotechnics in New Zealand and they are the only full time professional team in the area. They have been responsible for the fireworks for events like Disney on Ice and numerous concerts for some of the biggest names in music like AC/DC. They specialise in pyro-musicals and are passionate about utilising the local musical talent in their displays. I am looking forward to this one to see what they have to offer as we don’t see much from our antipodean neighbours.

SCARPATO PIROTECNIA – ITALY

Founded in the latter part of the 18th century, this family run firm is one of the original Italian Firework families and was the brainchild of Antonio Scarpato Sr. Today, six generations have continued to follow the originators ethos of quality, art, innovation, professional standards, customer service and adherence to the rules and regulations of the firework industry.

They have continued to thrill and enthral both young and old for over 230 years and I am sure that they will continue to do so for many more.

NORTH STAR FIREWORKS – NORWAY

Only founded in 2015 which is a newcomer in firework terms as North Star Fireworks but the four owners have taken part in some of the biggest events in Norway prior to the creation of the company including New Year and various domestic events both in New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific islands.

North Star Fireworks took part in their first competition in 2017 at Berlin’s Pyronale competition lifting the award ahead of teams from France and the European home of fireworks; Italy.

I have to say, having caught a look at the video of their competition display it was clean, accurate and very well balanced with amazing symmetry (which always gets my vote). Looking forward to checking this one our next Summer.

PYRO EVENTS TEAM – ROMANIA

This firework team was established in 2006 so again are a relatively ‘young’ team and like North Star Fireworks they won Pyronale in 2016 with a breath-taking display. The team bring the dynamism of youth and creativity to the display planning and implementation and are widely acknowledged as one of the most creative of all the international teams. I for one cannot wait to see their innovation in progress for the 2018 Herrenhausen display.

MACEDOS PIROTECNIA – PORTUGAL

Established in 1934 this is another family business who have continued to wow audiences for more than 80 years and their experience is clear.

The team are former Guinness World record holders for the most rockets launched in 8 minutes. They were also worthy winners of the Ignis Brunensis with a clean sweep of all the awards including the public and television awards and picking up 1st Prize overall. Absolutely smashed it! They also won in Monaco and over the years the shelf must be groaning under the strain of so much silverware. We are expecting great things from them.

Herrenhausen has it all – it is an all-around beautiful place with exceptional standards of fireworks – what more could you possibly want. We will let you know the dates and the firing order at a later point.

Share

Herrenhausen Firework Competition 2017

WHAT: HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2017
WHEN: VARIOUS DATES BETWEEN SATURDAY 20TH MAY AND SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2017
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: HANNOVER, GERMANY
COST: VARIOUS – PLEASE REFER TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TICKETING INFORMATION

On Saturday 20th May 2017, the first display of this highly acclaimed German International Firework competition gets under way in the midst of the beautiful baroque gardens of Herrenhausen in stunning Hannover.

The vibrant firework displays always bring huge crowds of visitors to this magnificent firework festival which combines the fireworks show with a mixture of live and recorded music in a 25-minute long showcase.

The competing teams, the country they are representing and the date when the events are taking part are as follows:

Saturday, May 20th 18:00 – 23:30 – Spain – Astondoa Piroteknia

The Spanish company was founded in 1885 and still continues to manufacture high-quality display products used all over the world in their professional displays.

Saturday June 10th 18:00 – 23:30 – Austria – SteyrFire

SteyrFire is one of the largest firework display operators in Austria. They wholesale large volumes of fireworks all over Austria and provide professional shows for corporate events and special celebrations.

Saturday, August 19th 18:00 – 23:30 – England – Pyrotex Fireworx

Team Pyrotex from the UK have pretty much competed and won every firework competition out there. The family run business takes perfection to the nth degree and really have a special talent when it comes to designing the shows themselves.

Saturday, September 2nd 18:00 – 23:30 – Poland – SUREX

Surex is a professional firework display operator based in Poland and also supply consumer fireworks too. A family run business with a long history of explosives knowledge.

Saturday, September 16th 18:00 – 23:30 – USA – Rozzi´s Famous Fireworks

The world renowned Rozzi Fireworks is still a family owned and operated firework display founded in 1985 and is now run by the fifth generation. The Rozzi Fireworks family is one of the very few companies still manufacturing firework articles in the USA, using the original family chemical compositions and drawings, that has been passed down to the next generation.

On the evening of the last fireworks display the jury will announce the winner of the fireworks competition. Further information and packages can be seen blow.

HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2017HERRENHAUSEN FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2017

Share