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MONTREAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MONTREAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019 – L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO QUEBEC
WHY: FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: LA RONDE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
WHEN: SATURDAY 29TH JUNE – SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2019
RIDES OPEN ALL DAY/ FIREWORKS FROM 10PM EACH EVENING
COST: SEE END OF BLOG

In its 35th editions this is the event in Montreal that draws in some of the biggest crowds each year but along with this some of the biggest pyrotechnic firms from all over the world.

The competition at La Ronde is one of the largest and most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world. Locals and visitors are treated to 30 minutes of spectacular pyro-musical firework displays as the teams battle it out against each other to win the Golden Jupiter prize.

Programme

OPENING SATURDAY 29TH JUNE – 22:00PM

Firm hands Canada fireworks with Nostalgia 1985

Showcasing the greatest hits of 1985 and spotlight on the successes that marked the eighties. These are one of the oldest firms in Canada and is a special presentation of Quebec.

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY -22:00PM

South Korea – Theme: Dreaming in Montreal by Hanwa Corporation

The first to take to the stage are the leading fireworks company in South Korea. This will be the fourth time that Team Hanwa have competed in the competition.

SATURDAY 6TH JULY – 22:00PM

Italy – Theme: The First Step-Moon Dream by Parent Fireworks Group

Just recently the company has celebrated 110 years of existence in 2015. They have been entered into the Guinness book of record twice for the longest show in Kuwait and Beach on fire in Cavallino Treporti, Italy. This will be the second time of competing.

WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY – 22:00PM

Portugal – Theme: Stay Tunes by Groupo Luso Pirotechnia

They have won over 40 awards since founding in 1995. They won the Silver Jupiter award in 2002 & 2012 and this will the 5th time competing.

WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY – 22:00PM

United States – Theme: Jungle Spirit by Atlas Pyrovision

Founded 70 years ago this family fireworks company will be participating for the 5th time. They took first place and won the golden Jupiter award in 2012.

SATURDAY 20TH JUL- 22:00PM

Canada – theme: We Walked On The Moon by BEM Fireworks.

One of the most important actors in Pyrotechnics in Canada and a 4th generation family owned business. They will be taking to the stage for the 4th time. In 2005 they won the bronze Jupiter award with their show Au Pied Du Corant.

WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY- 22:00PM

Australia – Theme: Fires In All Their Forms by Howard & Sons

Won silver Jupiter in 2008, bronze and a special mention in 2011 for a soundtrack on Kakadu national park in Australia that featured a live performance of a digeridoo the ancient aboriginal instrument. This will be the fourth time competing.

GRAND FINALE SATURDAY 27TH JULY- 22:00PM

Final of the Stars Of The Casino De Montreal 2019 – Theme: 25 Years To Entertain You In Big by Panzera & Rozzis Famous Fireworks

The two famous companies join forces together for the second time to bring the show to an out of this world finale.

Montreal Fireworks

Rozzis was founded in 1895 by Paolo Rozzi and is a family run business well known for its pyro musical productions and impressive finales. They have participated 6 times and won the silver Jupiter in 1992 & 2005.

The Panzera family business founded in the early 20th century in Northern Italy. Maestro Giovanni Panzera is the creator and has been the artistic director of the Montreal competition from 1987 to 2000.

The finale will be a celebration of 25 years of the casino and will be a special presentation of Casino Montreal 25 1993/ 2018.

The best place viewing place for all the fireworks competition is within the site of LA ronde in the stands. Here you won’t miss out then on the pyro action unfolding in the skies, but you will be treated to a double show as the display reflects on the surface of the Dolphin lake.

All tickets give you access to the fireworks the same day but also why not make a full day of it and enjoy the rides before the finale show. Tickets cost for adults $73.99 to $75.99 (£44 – £45), children 3-17yrs $56.99 (£34.00), children 0-2 are free.

As a taster of what to expect why not look at the video of last year’s winners

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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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MACAU FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2014

WHAT: Macau International Fireworks Display Contest 2014
WHERE: Macau – Macau Tower – Macau Tower shore front
WHEN: 8th September, 13th September, 20th September, 27th September and 1st October
TIMES: The first firework display will start at 9:00pm and the second fireworks display will start at 9:40pm each night – further details below

2014 sees the 26th Macao International Fireworks Display contest bringing together the best of the best of international firework artists from across the World to compete for this much acclaimed title.

Over the years, hundreds of teams have competed in this event which takes place over a 5-week period and the final night is always on 1st October to coincide with China’s National Day.

This year’s line up has display teams hailing from Taiwan, China; Croatia; China; France; Korea; Poland; Portugal; Australia; Italy and Spain. The teams from Croatia and Poland have never had their country represented previously and the firing teams from Spain and Australia will perform for the first time in front of the crowds in Macau.

The firing order is as follows:

Monday 8th September 9:00 – Chinese Taiwan – Syyuan Fireworks Co Ltd
9:40 – Croatia – Mirnovec Pirotehnika d.o.o

Saturday 13t September 9:00 – China – Hunan Jing Tai Fireworks Co ltd
9:40 – France – Sodip Pyrotechnie

Saturday 20th September 9:00 – Korea – Daehan Fireworks Co
9:40 – Poland – Surex –Ryszard Suzsdalewicz

Saturday 27th September 9:00 – Portugal – Pyrofel Pyrotechnia Lda
9:40 – Australia – Skylighter Fireworks Pty Ltd

Wednesday 1st October 9:00 – Italy – La Tirrena Sas Di Ferraro
9:40 – Spain – Pirotecnia Zaragozana Sa

Last year’s competition was won by the brilliant Brezac Artifices who are no strangers to the art of international competition and have the pre-requisite cupboard full of silverware to attest to their skills. The display was beautifully choreographed to the rich and varied music choice and some brilliant use of colour.

Previously, the UK has been well represented and teams from millennium Fireworks, Jubilee Fireworks, Pyro 2000, Maverick Fireworks and even Standard Fireworks have all won awards.

The rules of competition are clear that the teams must choreograph a firework display to music and the best example should give the impression of dancing fireworks. Macau is unique as one of only a handful of competitions where the organisers actually pay towards the cost of the pyro.

The annual event not only lights up the nights of Macau, but also the hearts of spectators. Local residents look forward to the marvellous fireworks displays that add a joyous atmosphere to holidays and festivals. The Contest has also become an annual characteristic of Macau. Many visitors specially choose this time of the year to come to Macau to enjoy an exotic and romantic holiday.

The Macau International Fireworks Display Contest has grown over the years into an internationally acclaimed event, one of the best of its kind and the local Tourist Office will continue to work towards advancing the event’s international status and reputation, with the vision to bring about the world’s most prominent international fireworks display.

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