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L’International des Feux Loto-Québec 2015

WHAT: L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUÉBEC
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 1st JULY 2015 – SATURDAY 1st AUGUST 2015
WHERE: LA RONDE AMUSEMENT PARK, MONTREAL, CANADA

This is the biggest event in the fireworks calendar for Canada and teams have been competing against one another since the inaugural event in 1985 as this year sees the teams compete in the 31st edition of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition.

The displays take place on a number of Wednesday’s and Saturday’s throughout the month of July and the finale from non competing team will see it closed on 1st August 2015.

The teams will display for 30 minutes and will show the best of their abilities to the judges who will determine, after seeing all the teams displays, which of them best captured their imaginations and took them on a journey into the night sky.

Each of the teams have already submitted their theme, musical selections for authorisation and the jury, on display day, will be looking at the following aspects of their efforts:

Quality of displayThe overall look of the display, checking for dark sky moments amongst misfires etc and the impact they have.

Variety of StyleThis is simply ensuring that the quality of the products used are rich and varied with lots of style and colour.

SynchronicityThe judges check to ensure that the pyro and music are in harmony with one another – it would be a little pointless to have super loud titanium bursts to a lullaby! (although, I would imagine some would disagree).

Pyromusical conceptThis checks on the originality and artistry of the display in conjunction with the music selection. The judges always give additional marks for innovative new concepts and ideas which draw their attention.

OverallPoints are awarded as a whole from concept to music and effects and their complete impact on the showcase.

Here are the competitors, the date of their display, the country they represent and the theme:

Wednesday 1st July 2015 – Non competitive firework display – B E M Feux d artifices – Theme: Salute our troops

Saturday 4th July 2015 – England – Jubilee Fireworks
Theme: Vivre la difference

Saturday 11th July 2015 – Italy – APE Parente Fireworks – Theme: Pyro rock n roll

Wednesday 15th July 2015 – Canada – Archangel Fireworks Inc – Theme: Armageddon

Saturday 18th July 2015 – Hong Kong – China – Vulcan Fireworks – Theme: On the road again

Saturday 25th July 2015 – USA – Rozzis Famous Fireworks – Theme: The seasons of life

Wednesdays 29th July 2015 – France – Artifices J C O – Theme: Dynamite Circus

Saturday 1st August 2015 – Non competitive closing Souza La Ronde display – Theme: Tribute to Madonna

As you can see detailed, representing the UK is the formidable team from Jubilee Fireworks who have won some of the industry’s highest accolades including The British Firework Championships in Plymouth, The World Firework Championships in Blackpool as well as international acclaim in winning the Philippines International Pyrotechnic Competition, Knokke Heist and Monaco to name just a few. However, they are up against some of the best in the World so no easy task but the very best of luck to all involved and we sincerely hope that everything goes to plan.

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Stanford Hall Firework Champions 2015

WHAT: Firework Champions 2015 – Stanford Hall
WHERE: Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
WHEN: Saturday 1st August 2015
WHY: Professional Firework Competition
COST: £17.00 per adult online – GATE PRICES ARE HIGHER

This is the 11th year of this staggering competition in the grounds of the absolutely stunning 17th century Stanford Hall which has been home to the Cave family and their ancestors on the site where the old Manor House was replaced by Stanford Hall since 1430.

The event is one of five being held around the Midlands and North of England during the summer and offers the opportunity to see some of the UK’s pro firework firing teams at work in a competition format. MLE have given the spectators the opportunity to select their favourites and vote via SMS.

The teams are as follows:

BLITZ FIREWORKSCREWE – 9.30pm

Blitz Fireworks’ professional firing team were formed in 2007 and the team has around 15 years pyrotechnic experience between them.

The team is current holders of the British Firework Championships, held in Plymouth in 2014, and they won at another of this event’s venues in 2011 at Eastnor Castle they are back to showcase another example of truly breathtaking pyrotechnics.

Expect sweeping fans and huge shell bursts as they appear to be the standard armoury alongside some novelty stuff like their space ships in the winning display in Plymouth.

PHENOMENAL FIREWORKS LTDSTANDISH – 9.45pm

Established 2005 the company was built up of their collective passion for fireworks.

They carry out approximately 150 displays annually for clients in film, television and advertising.

This is the 3rd year running that the team from Phenomenal has taken part in one of the Firework Champion events so you can be assured of some absolutely beautiful effects. When they fired at last year’s MLE event at Broughton Hall (not on this year’s agenda) they were absolutely amazing with standout sections for me being the start to Bang Bang which was incredibly slow but the reports were perfectly timed and then, secondly, their section to ‘Happy’ by Pharrel Williams with the huge smiley faces was awesome.

SPITFIRE PYROTECHNICSCOVENTRY – 10.00pm

The company was established in 1988 and are known leaders in the field of pyro-musical choreography and the team has a huge number of wins under their belts. They were worthy winners of the British Musical Firework Championships (Southport) in 2002 and 2003 and have won previous Firework Champions Events at Stanford Hall in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

Their pyro choreography to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol was absolutely breathtaking despite the poor weather conditions.

Once all the teams have shown their wares so to speak, at 10:15 the spectators have the opportunity to vote via SMS for their favourites. On site, their roving reporter and commentator will give a real-time update over the PA system of the voting as it comes in.

Finally, the team from organisers MLE will be showing their pyro prowess during the closing display show. MLE have won or taken a place at both of the major UK awards including Southport and Plymouth for the British Musical Fireworks and British Firework Championships and also represented the UK in Macau for the International Firework Championships in 2005.

Visitors to the event are able to take along picnic furniture, blankets etc to sit on but under NO circumstances are BBQ’s allowed, whether you are camping on the field adjacent to the firing site or not.

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6th Philippine International Pyrotechnics Competition

WHAT: 6th Philippine International Pyrotechnics Competition 2015
WHEN: 7TH FEBRUARY 2015 – 14TH MARCH 2015
WHERE: SEASIDE BOULEVARD – S M MALL OF ASIA PHILIPPINES
COST: FROM 100 PHP (PESO) AROUND £1.52 (STANDING) TO 1500 PHP WHICH IS AROUND £22.36 INCLUDING DINNER AND VIP SEATS

This is the 6th year of the event which was launched in 2005 and continues to go from strength to strength.

The event is held in the bustling City of Manila as part of the World Pyro Olympics the PIPC brings together the best of the best from the firework fraternity who all battle it out for the numerous awards on offer including the ever popular ‘People’s Choice Award’.

All the events take place over the stunningly beautiful Manila Bay under the star-spangled Southern Hemisphere.

This year’s event sees ten teams from across the World and as is the custom, local display specialists Platinum Fireworks Inc will open and close the event.

The running order is as follows:

February 7th 2015 – Akariya Fireworks of Japan

February 14th 2015 – Martarello Group of Italy up against the mighty Vision Show of Brazil

February 21st 2015 – Sirius Pyrotechnics of Mexico show their skills followed by Royal Fireworks of the Netherlands

February 28th 2015 – Grupo Luso of Portugal vs Goteborgs FyrverkeriFabrik of Sweden

March 7th 2015 – Royal Pyrotechnie of Canada and Jubilee Fireworks of United Kingdom play for the win

March 14th 2015 – Polaris Fireworks AB of China display their ware, before the closing act by Platinum Fireworks, Inc, of the Philippines.

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