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IGNIS BRUNENSIS FIREWORK COMPETITION

WHAT: IGNIS BRUNENSIS
WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: 24TH MAY TO 15TH JUNE 2019
WHERE: SITES AROUND BRNO DAM & SPILBERK CASTLE
COST: FREE

2019 will be the 22nd edition of the event and officially marks the beginning of the summer throughout the Czech Republic.

A special event has been planned this year as it will be an extra celebration to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of public transport in Brno also the grand finale on the Saturday the 15th of June will be for the anniversary of Brno Universities.

The event lasts around 2 weeks and involves the whole city of Brno. Originally the firework competition was non-competitive and was launched from the city centre. Following this, there were exhibition displays and a national competition held through to 2003 when it was officially launched as an international competition.

Spectators will be treated to 4 firework shows at the Brno Dam, with a further two displays in the skylines above the stunning Spilberk Castle. With some of the best pyrotechnic teams from all over the world competing against each other, this is one competition that will not disappoint.

Each of the competitors must produce a show lasting around 22 mins with synchronised music alongside the fireworks and along with this, the show will be broadcast on the local radio station Radio Crocodile who is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

Friday 24th May – 22:30 – Prelude show

“municipal mobile transport in 3 centuries: the horse sleeve – carolinka- slaughter”.  Held at the Moravian capitals main feature the Spilberk Castle, it is the opening fireworks show in memory of the 150 years of public transport in Brno and has been designed by the Czech republics very own Ivan Martinek from Theatrum Pyroboli.

Saturday 1st June 2019 – 22:30pm

Opening the show at the Brno dam will be another Czech team Flash Barrandov there fireworks display is name “God save the queen” and will be based around the legendary rock band Queen not the royal family.

  • 1st competitive show – Wednesday 5th June – 22:30pm @ Brno Dam

Groupo Luso Pirotechnia – Portugal – Fire Dance

  • 2nd competitive Show – Saturday 8th June – 22:30 @Brno Dam

Platinum Fireworks – Philippines – Jazz How It Is

  • 3rd competitive show – Wednesday 12th June – 22:30 @ Brno Dam

North Star Fireworks – Norway – Fight For Your Dreams

  • Epilogue show – Saturday 15th June 22:30pm @ Spilberk Castle

The final fireworks are in honour of the Brno universities. Design and production of the display by the joint Ignis Brunesis team under the leadership of Flash Barrandov SFX.

Attracting over 100,000 each year the competition continues to delight old and young alike. All the public fireworks viewing areas are free. However, for the competitions on the dam, there are also special sounded tribune for seating areas these are located behind the dock in the bay. Admission to this area on individual fireworks days will be around 250 CZK around £9 to £10 GBP and need to be purchased in advance where possible.

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MALTA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MALTA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: 24th, 27th, AND 30th APRIL AND 4th MAY 2019
WHERE: GRAND HARBOUR VALETTA, MALTA
COST: FREE

Every year since 2003, the stunning Island of Malta has held a Pyro-musical event which brings together both the local firework factories and international display companies for the entertainment of the masses.

Fireworks, in general, are a year around pastime over in Malta and they love em.  Whether the usual Maltese Shells (which are expertly hand made and specially created shells) or the Nar tal-Art (mechanized ground firework festival).

There are 35 firework factories on the Island which are all fiercely competitive but due to the large numbers covering such a small area and given that almost every old householder there is also involved in the production of pyrotechnics in some way, sadly, this does also give rise to an increase in the number of firework-related incidents on the island.  The factories each have their own professional team involved in both the mechanical firework competition and the International Pyro-musical Competitions held annually.

The Feast days or ‘Festi’ have always been celebrations around the numerous Saint’s days and are a true spectacle and were originally musket fire and cannon shot referred to as ‘Feu de Joie’ (fire of joy) which were used for the birth of a new Royal Baby, the election of a new Pope or indeed the election of a new Grand Master of the Order of Knights.

Last year, the competition was won by the USA represented by Rozzi Fireworks who picked up the Gold Award.  Rozzi was founded in 1895 by the great grandfather of the current director of the company who emigrated to the USA from Italy.  Rozzi was one of the original companies to choreograph pyro and music together and today, create spectacular displays for everything from small community events to full-on spectacles for hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Local team St Mary’s Ghaxaq received the first runner up and the team from Phoenix Fireworks in the UK lifted the second runner up award.  They were all incredible, but I have to say the specialist shells used in the display from St Mary’s were just stunning.

We will bring you more information about the competition entrants once it is made available.

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COURCHEVAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: COURCHEVAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHEN: 14TH FEBRUARY – 7TH MARCH 2019
WHERE: COURCHEVEL, FRENCH ALPS
COST: FREE TO WATCH

This year sees the 17th Annual International Firework Festival take place in February and March of this year. There will be 8000 spectators in attendance to see the firework shows intensified by the stunning snow-covered backdrops and fabulous live music.

Courchevel is one of the prime ski resorts in the French Alpine region and boasts 600 kilometers of pistes ranging from 23 of the easy green runs for beginners to 10 black runs which are incredibly difficult and are really for experts only.

This year 4 teams will battle it out over the snow-capped mountains to lift the trophy and we wish them all the very best of luck.

Here is a snippet of the promotional video about the event:

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