WHAT: IGNIS BRUNENSIS FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2015
WHEN: THURSDAY 28th MAY 2015 – SATURDAY 20th JUNE 2015
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION & FESTIVAL
WHERE: SITES AROUND BRNO DAM & CASTLE SPILBERK
Czech this out !
Without a shadow of a doubt THE biggest firework event in the Czech Republic but it’s about more than just the fireworks. Begun in 1998 as a purely national competition, it moved onto the international stage in 2003 and has never looked back.
All of the displays are fired at 10:30 but this festival has a unique quality where they have prelude, interlude and epilogue displays from the host countries primary display companies. Last year’s winner of first place at Starobrno – Ignis Brunensis was Nanos Fireworks and Special Effects from Greece. The winning display was impeccably timed to coincide with music from classical to The Verve and Robert Miles reflecting perfectly the change of emotion of the varied music.
Check out the video below, especially when the Robert Miles track kicks in and the bursts of the fireworks hit the beat perfectly – truly captivating and worthy winners of the title. A collection of the best firework display footage can be viewed here.
All the music for this event will be aired live via the local radio station KISS HADY 88.3FM so no matter where you’re viewing the fireworks from, you can enjoy the music on your radio or phone app to enjoy the fireworks in complete conjunction with the music.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday 28th May – Theatrum Pyroboli – Czech Republic – 10.30pm – Castle Spilberk
Saturday 6th June – Flash Barandov SFX – Czech Republic – 10.30pm – Brno Dam
Wednesday 10th June – Hamex Pirotehnika – Slovakia – 10.30pm – Brno Dam
Saturday 13th June – La Tirrena Fireworks – Italy – 10.30pm – Brno Dam
Wednesday 17th June – Alpha Pyrotechnie – France – 10.30pm – Brno Dam
Saturday 20th June – Flash Barandov SFX – Czech Republic – 10.30pm – Castle Spilberk
This event has been won by some of the biggest names in the industry including Foti Fireworks of Italy 2012, Vaccalluzzo of Italy 2011 and Grupo Luzo of Portugal 2009 so not to be underestimated and of course the organisers, Flash Barandov SFX team, who have won some of the industry’s highest accolade’s will be opening and closing the event.
All teams firing MUST use the Galaxis Firing system thanks mainly to an ancient European law which regulates the use of non authorised technical applications.
Flash Barandov SFX are acknowledged as one of the most welcoming teams around too and they take care of everything including hotel accommodation, transport and as mentioned, supply the tech systems and engineers from Galaxis to assist in set up and firing. They even collect all the fireworks from storage warehouses and transport them to the firing site with mortars and associated equipment.
In addition to the fireworks, which bring up to 180,000 visitors to the region, there is plenty to do with the usual concession stands, trade stands alongside fair-rides, concerts and street parties.
As soon as we have any results, we will update you.