Tag Archives: fireworks competition

COURCHEVEL 2020

WHAT: COURCHEVEL 2020
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PYROTECHNIC ART
WHEN: 13TH FEBRUARY 2020 – 5TH MARCH 2020
WHERE: COURCHEVEL SKI RESORT, FRENCH ALPS
COST: FREE TO ALL STAYING AT THE RESORT

One of the highlights of the Ski Season in Courchevel is the spectacular firework competition. Held over the stunning snow-capped French Alps, it is truly a sight to see.

This competition is one of the first in the display calendar taking place only days before the opening event of the PIPC (Philippine International Firework Competition). Last year, the winners of this huge event were the fantastic representatives from the UK; Pyrotex Fireworx who lifted the trophy after a great display.  They were precise, with some incredible colour combinations, which has frankly become the norm for this team. They were very narrowly beaten into second place at the Danang International Firework Competition in 2019.  Their finale filled the snow-filled sky with incredible brocades and dragon eggs. They took on the best of the rest of the World with representatives from France, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.

Courchevel Fireworks Festival

This year, the festival theme is going to be ‘Winter is Coming’ in a nod to one of THE most popular television series in the last 10 years.

The event also includes a beautiful torchlit descent by the instructors and teaching staff at Courchevel, where the only sound is the ski’s passing over the crisp snow, and the crackling of flames.

The French Alps are renowned for being VERY expensive and are full of socialites from across Europe and beyond. However, there are cheap eats to be had from Snowfood La Pizza Gourmande where traditional stonebaked pizza is a specialty to the more expensive fine dining of Bistro Le C which offers a competitively priced menu where you can expect to pay around €80 per head including wine (mid-price range).

Here is a video of the winning show from last year:

Share

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.

Share

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.

Share