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PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL 2018

WHAT: PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: CONSEQUETIVE SATURDAY’S STARTING 17TH FEBRUARY 2018
WHERE: S M MALL OF ASIA, PASAY CITY, MANILLA, PHILIPPINES
COST: VARIES – CHECK WITH LOCAL INFORMATION FOR DETAILS

The international firework stage is once again set to compete for the beautiful Gold Jupiter award as teams come together to battle it out for the 9th PIPC at the SM Mall of Asia overlooking the stunning Bay.

In March this year, the team from the UK, Pyrotex Fireworx lifted the Gold Jupiter award for the second year running, with a beautiful display showing their talents for both choice of music selection and amazing choreography. The theme of their display was ‘tributes’ in a nod to some of the music greats we have lost in recent years with tracks from Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen and Whitney Houston much to the delight of the gathered crowds. The hang time of their horsetail effect pyro was astonishing – a well-deserved win.

The dates and firing teams are as follows:

17th FEBRUARY 2018 – PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS – SWITZERLAND SUGYP SA

24TH FEBRUARY 2018 – ROMANIA PYRO EVENTS – GERMANY STEFFES OLLIG FIREWORKS

3RD MARCH 2018 – AUSTRIA FIRE EVENTS – CANADA HANOS FIREWORKS

10TH MARCH 2018 – FRANCE PANDORA PYROTECHNIE – ITALY ALESSI FOUCHI ARTIFIALI

17TH MARCH 2018 – TAIWAN YUNG FENG FIREWORKS – UK PYROTEX FIREWORX

24TH MARCH 2018 – CHINA POLARIS FIREWORKS – PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS

Both the opening and closing displays are performed by local team Platinum Fireworks who fire to a live orchestra and singer. A brilliant competition which the UK has been fortunate enough to win on a number of occasions.

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The 5th Philippine International Pyro Musical Competition 2014

WHAT: The 5th Philippine International Pyro Musical Competition
WHERE: Philippine
WHEN: 15th February 2014 – 22nd March 2014

After the mince pies and the last of the turkey has been tucked away, the International Fireworks competitions get underway once again in the Philippines.

This year’s competition takes place between the 15th February and the 22nd March as the best of the best International Fireworks teams from around the world gather to bring home the crown for their country.

The schedule for this year is:

Saturday 15th February 2014
Platinum Fireworks Inc. – the host nation from the Philippines with their opening exhibition.
Howard and Sons Fireworks (Australia)

Saturday 22nd February 2014
Brunchu Pyro Experience (Spain)
Jubilee Fireworks (UK)

Saturday 1st March 2014
Brezac Artifices (France)
Tmaya Kitahara (Japan)

Saturday 8th March 2014
Liuyang New Year Fireworks (China)
Vulcan Europe (Germany)

Saturday 15th March 2014
Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd (Finland)
Royal Pyrotechnie (Canada)

Saturday 22nd March 2014
Atlas Pyrovision (USA)
Platinum Fireworks Inc. – Closing display by the host nation from the Philippines.

This competition is billed as one of the largest and fiercely fought events in the fireworks calendar. Whether this is true or not doesn’t detract from the fact that the competition within the industry is and remains and important part of the progression and honing of the art that is pyromusical.

We would, of course, like to wish Jubilee Fireworks the very best of luck on 22nd February and we will all be cheering you on from the UK.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Here is a previous blog post about the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 🙂

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Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Music And Fireworks At The Manila Bay

The stars took a backseat Sunday night as the United Kingdom and China staged their pyromusical extravaganza in the skies above the Manila Bay.

Thousands flocked to the breakwater area of the SM Mall of Asia even before the famous Manila Bay sunset, parking their picnic mats and baskets on choice spots. Latecomers would have to brave the thick crowd that were limited behind strictly enforced cordoned-off areas unless they made last-minute purchases for tickets.

The 1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition is being held on five consecutive Sundays in February and March. Eight countries are participating in the sensory showdown of fireworks set to popular tunes – the type you recognize but can’t seem to name, whether you’re having a senior moment or you’re simply lost for words because of the spectacular display.

The United Kingdom, represented by Jubilee Fireworks, staged its show almost 30 minutes later than its 7 o’clock schedule, but the eager audience didn’t seem to mind. Everywhere you looked, there was something to see, eat, or drink, so waiting was no trouble at all.

China, represented by Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks Company, had heads turning this way and that, as they weren’t content with centre stage. Throughout the performance, sparks would suddenly shoot up from the left and right. This was good for stiff necks but bad for cross-eyed members of the audience.

Early planners who availed of the more expensive VIP tickets enjoyed buffet dinners with the cool breeze, but others who chose to sit on the pavement or on the steps appeared just as content, if not happier.

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The thing about watching fireworks is you must be prepared to get a stiff neck. Especially if the show is twenty minutes long.

Next time you watch fireworks, close your eyes for a few seconds and observe how humans lose their ability for coherent speech. All you will hear are ooohhhhs and aaaaahhhhhs and mmmmmmmms.

Fireworks fanatics had their fill of fantastic pyrotechnic fancy, as there were fireworks like you’d never seen before. Fireworks of every colour of the rainbow, and every imaginable shape, were so awe-inspiring you’d almost forget that these cost millions of pesos – and leave the already grey skyline a gloomy shade of ash.

Some fireworks were star-shaped, some flashed before fading away, and others seemed to trickle light into the sea.

They seemed to be mocking the stars, which were nearly invisible in their rightful territory. The stars slept smugly, knowing they’d be there night after night, but the fireworks will ignite the sky for a limited time only:

France – Brezac Artifices: February 28, 7:00 pm
Japan – Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks: February 28, 8:00 pm
Singapore – RedHub Entertainment: March 7, 7:00 pm
Malaysia – Pyro Splendour Services: March 7, 8:00 pm
Australia – PyroFire Display: March 14, 7:00 pm

Those planning to catch the coming shows should come prepared to brave what seems like the entire Metro Manila population, and to bring their own trash bags. As usual, the streets were left covered with litter.

The Philippines’ very own Platinum Fireworks, which is not competing in the event, will perform the closing exhibition on March 14 at 8:00 pm. – YA, GMANews.TV

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