WHAT: HERRENHAUSEN 2019 WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION WHEN: VARIOUS DATES FROM MAY – SEPTEMBER WHERE: HERRENHAUSEN BAROQUE GARDENS, GERMANY COST: VARIOUS – SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
This fabulous competition has been bringing together some of the finest exponents of pyrotechnic used in the World for approaching 30 years and the interest sees no sign of waning.
There is a huge programme of entertainment including music and art performances along with circus skills and all manner of street art. Each of the days which have firework events taking place will have an accompanying support programme of entertainment is created with the competing country in mind.
Each team is tasked with creating a display perfectly choreographed to match the music lasting 25-minutes before what is expected to be in the region of 55,000 visitors annually. This competition is in every sense a ‘high light’ in its very truest form as the teams fill the night sky with stunning effects and music in this enchanting event.
This year, there are teams competing from around the world in this 29th edition of the Herrenhausen International Firework Competition:
• FRANCE – TEAM FANTASIA S – 18TH MAY 2019
• BRAZIL – TEAM FIREWORKS DO BRASIL – 1ST JUNE 2019
• ITALY – TEAM PIROTECNICA VACCALUZZO – 24TH AUGUST 2019
• CZECH REPUBLIC – TEAM MAKALU FIREWORKS – 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019
• JAPAN – TEAM MARUTAMAYA CO – 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019
The winners of the event last year was the team representing Norway – North Star Fireworks. Their winning display showed a high level of synchronicity and a fantastic mixture of colour and effects and the opening sequence was quiet and serene timed to the split second.
The best of luck to everyone competing and we will bring you the results as they come in.
WHAT: RHINE IN FLAMES 2018 WHY: FIREWORK FESTIVAL WHERE: OBERWESEL, GERMANY WHEN: SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018 COST: FREE FOR SPECTATORS ONLY – CHARGES DUE FOR BOAT TRIPS
More than 50 ships take to the water, all decorated with beautiful coloured lights, on the beautiful River Rhine for another in the series of Firework events in Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen).
The next event takes place on 8th September on the banks of the River Rhine and will feature:
• WINE TASTING
• LIVE MUSIC
The fireworks actually take place between 9 – 9.45pm on the night.
The glow and reports on the fireworks make for quite the spectacle especially against the reflection on the water as well as the resounding noise from the sides of the river and the castle in the backdrop.
Check out last year’s firework event over the river:
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.