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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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Cannes International Fireworks Festival 2014

WHAT: ‘Cannes International Fireworks Festival 2014’ also known as the ‘Festival of Cannes Pyrotechnic Art’
WHERE: City of Cannes, France
VENUE: Bay of Cannes
WHEN: Wednesday 9th July, Monday 14th July, Monday 21st July, Tuesday 29th July, Thursday 7th August, Friday 15th August and Sunday 24th August 2014

2014 marks this year as a Champion of Champions event bringing together the previous winners to battle it out to become supreme champion and take away the Vestale d’or, one of the World’s most fiercely fought competitions.

The display teams competing have won either the ‘Vestale d’ argent’ and the ‘judges prize’ over the last three years.

COMPETING TEAMS:

WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY 2014 – 10:00PM
Firework Group Baku – Azerbaijan

MONDAY 14TH JULY 2014 – 10:00PM
Morsani Pirotecnia – ITALY

MONDAY 21ST JULY 2014 – 10:00PM
Zaragozana Pirotecnia – SPAIN

TUESDAY 29TH JULY 2014 – 10:00PM
Vaccalluzzo Pirotecnia – ITALY

THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST 2014 – 10:00PM
Pyragric – FRANCE

FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST 2014 – 10:00PM
Pyro Magic – HONG KONG

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST 2014 – 10:00PM
Khan – RUSSIA

The festival itself offers the option of ‘to paint or make war’ encouraging those who are the masters of this particular art form to use the sky as a canvas and let their creativity know no bounds in their attempts to ‘out fire’ the competition with a huge firework display to beat the others.

Some of the biggest names in the fireworks industry have displayed in Cannes over the years, including Flash Barrandov of the Czech Republic, Weco Feuerwerk from Germany, Parente Fireworks of Italy and the brilliant Kimbolton Fireworks from the UK.

The festival has been running since 1967 and the Bay of Cannes has been synonymous with every aspect of fireworks from colour and sound to technicality and novelty effects. The selected teams are tasked with presenting a 25-minute showcase of the best of all fireworks, new and old favourites whilst adhering to the strict formats including the size and power of the products they are permitted to use and ensuring their choreography is spot on. The shows will be set up on the barges anchored approximately 400 metres off shore and well spaced to ensure that the best and most sky filling spectacular will be seen by all spectators.

The firework displays starts at approximately 10.00pm, our advice is to get there as early as possible and avoid the mad rush, in the past, crowds of 200,000 (YES, two hundred thousand) people have attended. For those of you that fancy something different, might want to view the display from a boat, out at sea.

We would of course like to wish everyone the best of luck in the competition and we will of course bring you news of the winner in early September.

The teaser video below is from last years amazing competition.

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