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LES MASTER DE FEU (FIREWORK MASTERS) GRANDE FINALE

WHAT: LES MASTER DE FEU, LA GRANDE FINALE (MASTERS OF FIRE THE GRAND FINAL)
WHERE: HIPPODROME DE COMPIEGNE, DU BARON ROGER DE SOULTRAIT AVENUE, FRANCE
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 20:30PM
COST: TICKETED EVENT

In its 4th edition of the event, 2019 is a special competition as the international winners from the previous 3 editions battle it out against each other to see who will become the ‘champion of champions’ and win the Les Master De Feu – Master of fire, Master of gold title and trophy.

The competition takes place every 3 years in Compiegne, situated in the northeast of Paris, in the heart of the Oise department of Picardy. There is plenty to see and do along with the event and makes it the perfect place for a day visit or why not make it a long weekend.

Who will win???  That is decided by a select jury composed of personalities from the arts, entertainment, culture and others from the City of Compiegne. Along with these are a select few members of the public out of the 10,000 strong national as well as international spectators that attend the event each year.

Tickets are available for the show with a varied range available, from lawn tickets, seating, golden square and if you want to have something a little more extravagant why not choose the all-new Gold master ticket. Prices range from 16.50 euros around £15 to the top package of 190 euros around £170. Tickets must be bought in advance as none will be available on the day.

Programme

18:00pm – Doors open – vibrate to the sounds of the Batucada group “Atabak”, 20 live musicians will make you vibrate and dance to the sounds of percussion, a great part atmosphere is assured.

8:30pm – The Pyrotechnic Art Contest

8:45pm – Opening Show

9:15pm – First Firework Display

9:45pm – Second Firework Display

22:15pm – Third Firework Display

22:45 – Closing Show

23:00 – Awards Ceremony

23:30 – End of the Evening

Competitors

Opening & Closing the Event – Company Art Eventia – highly recognised throughout France and Internationally for cultural pyrotechnic displays including opening and closing ceremonies of Mons European capital pf culture 2015 and the prestigious event of the international film festival, pyrotechnic art of Cannes amongst others.

Italy – Parente fireworks, Antonio Parente – Winner of the Silver Master in the 1st edition of the event in 2016.

Greece – Nano Fireworks, Paulos & Filippos Nanos – Winners of the Silver Master in the 2nd edition of the event in 2017.

France – Grand Final, Pierre Emmanuel Gelis – Winners of the Silver Master in the 3rd edition of the event in 2018.

The designers of the competing teams have a mammoth task ahead of them as they work on their shows to match this year’s theme “The Great Classics”. This is the gala theme for the whole evening with not just the pyrotechnics on offer but also entertainment and a few surprises along the way.

Be in awe as each team lights up the skies for over 2 hours with a multitude of colours, light, and effects. At the end of the show and when all the marks are added there is an award ceremony where the winning team will be crowned the Master of gold and awarded the trophy.

Good Luck to all the competitors and we will be bringing an update after the event on the winners.

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FIREWORKS FESTIVAL VILNIAUS FEJERIJA

WHAT: FIREWORKS FESTIVAL VILNIAUS FEJERIJA
WHY: FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHERE: VILNIUS, VINGIO PARK
WHEN: SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 FROM 5PM
COST: TICKETED EVENT

The Lithuanian capital will once again be flooded with locals and visitors, all eager to witness spectacular fireworks, lasers, lights, music and more as the 11th edition of the fireworks festival kicks off in Vingio Park, Vilnius.

Tickets for the event range from €14.90 (around £14) for standing and go up to €39 (around £36) for seating in the main centre stage area. Children under 10 years old go FREE to the event and children 10+ years will require an adult ticket.

The gates open at 17:00pm and it is advised to get there as early as possible to avoid congestion getting into the event. The duration of the show will be around 3 hours long, and there will not be any breaks, so come prepared to witness this fantastic show for all the family.

3 teams of professional pyrotechnicians from different countries will compete against each other to win over the jury and spectators to win 1st prize with an equal number of votes. For the first time, a team from the USA will compete along with guests from the old continent as a Czech and Portuguese team fill the other two places.

Teams Competing

  1. ARTHUR ROZZI PYROTECHNICS – An Italian team from the USA competing for the 1st time showing the Lithuanians a programme of fireworks based on American tradition.
  1. MALAKU- Czech team of three experts from different countries joining together bringing a mixture of fireworks and special effects project to their performance.
  1. GRUPO LUSO PIRTECNIA – A Portuguese collection of around 5 companies, known for creativity experience and innovation at their hearts they have improved constantly for almost a quarter.

From 2016, the performance of each team has consisted of three parts:

  1. Outline how the team interprets under the same conditions.
  2. Each team will have fireworks and music combined to create a show that reflects the countries and national identity of the country they are from.
  3. A fireworks programme choreographed to music chosen by the team.

Along with the competitors, the festival will feature favourite “Cinderella” and Czeslaw Galaio tracks along with explosive conclusion by the festival organisers; Blikas, with a show including lasers, lights, pyro and music to end the festival with a certain bang.

Last years 1st place and spectator prize went to Liuyang Jinsheng fireworks from China, why not look at their video below to see exactly what the competition are up against this year.

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WORLD FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS BLACKPOOL 2019

WHAT: WORLD FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIP BLACKPOOL
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHERE: BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE
WHEN: 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, AND 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019
COST: FREE

The beautiful seaside town of Blackpool plays host once again for the World Firework Championships this September and best of all it’s FREE!!

This little coastal town has been the host of the event for many years and the support for it grows year on year. Being a British ‘seaside’, there are naturally lots to see and do out and about.

  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Blackpool Illuminations
  • Comedy Club
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Theatre – Dr. Dolittle
  • Kite Festival – St Annes
  • Sealife Blackpool

Food, of course, is very high on the list of priorities and the area of course is well known for its fish and seafood but there are some scrumptious eateries about for you to try if you are staying for the weekend from cheap and tasty to full-on fine dining:

  • FISH AND CHIPS – YORKSHIRE FISHERIES – fish a specialty
  • PIZZA – STEFANI’S PIZZERIA – wood fire baked traditional recipe pizza
  • STEAK – BEACHCOMBER STEAKHOUSE – succulent steaks, juicy burgers and ribs cooked to perfection
  • ITALIAN/EUROPEAN – NOVELLO – specialises in Italian fine dining
  • CURRY/INDIAN – CURRY LEAF – from traditional curries to some outstanding chef’s specials

This year, the competitors will be representing Europe and Canada and plan to have a big impact on the skies over Blackpool.

DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Friday 6TH SEPTEMBER – ESTONIA – REPRESENTED BY PYROCOM
  • Friday 13TH SEPTEMBER – CANADA – ORION FIREWORKS
  • Friday 20TH SEPTEMBER – UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE
  • Friday 27TH SEPTEMBER – UK – TITANIUM FIREWORKS (NON-COMPETITIVE DISPLAY WHILST THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED)

All the events start at 7.30pm with the fireworks due to start at around 8.30pm. Please note that the firing time is determined by numerous factors and as such, we recommend you get there early to avoid disappointment.

Here is a taster from last year’s event, the team from Firemaster, Canada.

If you do manage to get along to see the shows, please let us see your shots and of course; bring me a stick of rock 😊

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