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BLACKPOOL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2018

WHAT: BLACKPOOL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: BLACKPOOL SEAFRONT
WHEN: THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER – DATES BELOW
COST: FREE

Blackpool once again plays host to the International Firework Competition held annually in the skies over this lovely seaside town.

Blackpool 2015

The event brings together professional firework teams from three countries to battle it out for supremacy. The dates and teams firing are as follows:

• 7th September 2018 – FRANCE – PANDORA PYROTECHNIE

• 14TH September 2018 – ROMANIA – PYRO TECHNIC

• 21ST September 2018 – CANADA – FIREMASTER PRODUCTIONS

• 28TH September 2018 – CELEBRATION DISPLAY BY THE PROFESSIONAL FIRING TEAM FROM TITANIUM FIREWORKS

PANDORA PYROTECHNIE – This team competed in March at the Philippines International Pyrotechnic Competition and are also scheduled to take part in La Grande Motte from 15th August 2018 and they were winners at last year’s event in the French Alps – Courcheval.

PYRO-TECHNIC TRANSILVANIA – This team was established in 1998 and continue to thrill young and old alike with their combination of SFX and pyro events across Romania, putting on over 700 shows annually. This year the team took part in one of the industries biggest and best competitions in the Czech Republic called Ignis Brunensis. The colours in this display were exceptional so expect some bright and big effects in Blackpool.

FIREMASTER PRODUCTIONS – Ontario based team who have been in the business of fireworks for 15 years have previously competed in Blackpool, coming out with a runners-up in 2008 and then lifting the silverware in 2014. In addition, they competed in Hannover where they were once again runners-up before winning Globalfest in 2016.

Blackpool has its usual staples like the Tower and the Pleasure Beach but there are plenty of things to see and do around about. At the Winter Gardens, there are musical and theatrical events featuring everything from the Madagascar, a Musical Adventure to Rip IT Up the 60’s with Harry Judd (McFly and Strictly Come Dancing) Louis Smith (Olympic Gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing) and Ashton Merrygold (JLS and Strictly Come Dancing) who are performing music from throughout the 60’s including tracks from The Stones, The Who and The Beatles to name just a few.

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You could spend the day at the Zoo and check out the Lions, Tigers, and Bears (well, a red Panda at least) or go to the Sealife Centre and check out Nemo’s relatives, see shark, rays and the beautiful turtles or visit the rock pool area where you or your little ones can even touch some of the critters of the sea.

It is a fabulous event in a Town which has the entertainment to suit all the family and being ‘Northern’ a friendly welcome awaits.

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FIREWORK CHAMPIONS KICKS OFF IN GODS OWN COUNTY

WHAT: FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – NEWBY HALL – THE COMPETITORS
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK
WHEN: SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018
TIME: 6:00PM TO 10:30PM

This weekend sees the first of the Firework Champions events get underway in gods own county, YORKSHIRE.

Each of the competitions in this series of events pits the abilities of 3 professional teams from across the UK against one another in this winner takes all event. Each team has to create a 10-minute display choreographed to music using professional firework CAT4 products which are exclusively for pro use only.

Competing in this event are Blaze Fireworks, Blitz Fireworks and Spectrum Fireworks & SFX. More details on the competing teams is available on our previous blog post:
https://epicfireworks.com/blog/2018/02/firework-champions-newby-hall-the-competitors/

It’s a brilliant evening out and the fireworks are second to none. Given the beautiful weather we are currently experiencing and the temperature around Ripon on Saturday 21st is expected to be around 22°, get along and show your support 🙂

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GLOBALFEST INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018

WHAT: GLOBALFEST INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2018
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION/FESTIVAL
WHERE: ELLISTON PARK, CALGARY, CANADA
DATES: 16TH – 25TH AUGUST 2018
COST: $20 BUT CHECK SITE FOR MORE DETAILS AS PRICES MAY VARY

The Calgary Fireworks Festival started in 2001 after a painstaking search for a suitable venue which was large enough to hold a firework competition both safely and with enough space for the spectators to enjoy and it has never looked back.

Get your 2018 GlobalFest tickets at all @firstcalgary, @chinookfinancial & Legacy Financial branches & locations now! General Admission – first 4 nights – $10 General Admission – Finale – $20 GlobalPass (all 5 nights) – $45 Prices do not include GST or online fees where applicable. Free admission for children 5 and under. All ticket sales final. No refunds or exchanges. These prices are available until May 26. For more festival information, visit www.globalfest.ca. Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival & Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival Thursday, August 16 – Ukraine Saturday, August 18 – Spain Tuesday, August 21 – Philippines Thursday, August 23 – China Saturday, August 25 – Finale #yyc #yycfestivals #globalfest #fireworks #summer2018 Photo cred: J&J Lawrence Photography – Nathalie Terekhova

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Today, the festival is an amalgamation of the firework festival with the cultural arts. Today, Globalfest brings in tens of thousands of visitors annually to see the myriad of cultural pavilions (there will be 20+ at the 2018 event) and experience great tasting delicacies from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Caribbean as well as local munchies so there is something for every taste.

There is live music, heritage dress and cultural music to be enjoyed around the event.

Of course, the fireworks are an intrinsic part of the proceedings and here are the teams firing and the dates they will be displaying:

UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE – 16TH AUGUST 2018
SPAIN – PYROTECNIA ZARAGOZANA – 18TH AUGUST 2018
PHILIPPINES – BLUE PEACOCK FIREWORKS – 21ST AUGUST 2018
CHINA – CHANGSHA MEITAI FIREWORKS – 23RD AUGUST 2018
MEXICO – SIRIUS PYROTECHNICS – 25TH AUGUST 2018

The displays will be judged by an appointed jury who will be basing their scores on the following;

1. The quality of the display
2. The originality of the artistic concept: the choice of music and staging
3. Brilliance and richness of colours used
4. 25% of the music used is native to the presenting country
5. Synchronization: the precision of the marriage between music, sound effects, and fireworks
6. Team’s use of a compulsory piece: “The Planets – Mars, the Bringer of War” by Gutav Holst
7. The scope of the work

The doors will be open to gain entry from 6pm but there will be absolutely no admission after 9.15pm so ensure that you get there in plenty of time to get to your spot before the fireworks begin.

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