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MALTA MECHANISED GROUND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: MALTA MECHANISED GROUND FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: MECHANISED FIREWORK FESTIVAL
WHERE: ST PUBLIUS SQUARE, MALTA
WHEN: SATURDAY 4TH MAY 2019

The Mechanised Fireworks, known locally as Nar tal’Art, are unique to Malta and form an important part of the celebrations for their saint days.

Teams from the myriad of firework producers on the Island each create their own incredible mechanized display which takes the better part of a year to complete. The event is one of a kind, bringing together beautiful pyrotechnics and mechanics which are fascinating. These intricate constructions twist, turn and create spectacular shapes and images using a series of chains and gears called Katina.

Malta Ground Fireworks Festival 2017

This year, the event closes the celebrations for the Feast of the Cross and St Augustine’s in Valetta. The mechanised fireworks are set out in St Publius Square in Floriana, Malta in the foreground of the magnificent Parish Church.

St Publius Church was built in the 17th Century and is neoclassical in design. Sadly, the façade of the church was extensively damaged during bombing attacks during WW2 which was eventually repaired in the late 1950s.

Malta Ground Fireworks Festival 2017

The Island has proof of inhabitation however from as early as 5000 BC and there are numerous Megalithic stone structures across the island which are thought to be the oldest stone structures in the World.

Malta --- Kirkop --- Ground Fireworks

If you are in the area, you may also like to take the opportunity to see several firework displays on the night prior to the final competition night for the 18th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival. Get along if you are fortunate enough to be over in Malta to take in the sight of a sky full of pyrotechnics and the intricacies of the mechanical fireworks for yourself.

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RYUKYU KAIENSAI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

WHAT: RYUKYU KAIENSAI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHERE: GINOWAN TROPICAL BEACH, GINOWAN SEASIDE PARK
WHEN: SATURDAY 13th APRIL 2019
COST: TICKETS FOR SEATS AVAILABLE / SOME FREE VIEWING PLACES

The Ryukyu sea fire festival is the earliest summer festival to take place in Japan. This year will be the 16th edition and has the theme of “to the summer that is touched the earliest in Japan”.

It is one of the biggest shows in Okinawa with a fusion of Japanese music and culture, also boasting to hold one of the largest scale fireworks displays in Japan.

Coinciding with the sea opening, Okinawa is the only place that you will be able to find fireworks on the beach in April. There are special seating areas set up all around the beach and these can range from around ¥ 10,800 (£73.00) to ¥ 4,300 (£30.00). You can also view the fireworks from areas that don’t have any seating for free, but this will not allow you to see the entertainment on offer before the fireworks finale.

The fireworks have been designed by some of Japans top pyrotechnic artists along with the worldwide designer Junko Koshino. Famed for the fireworks drawings and designs that sent Marutamaya Ogatsu fireworks Co on to win the Macau international fireworks competition in 2016. She also has participated in some of the most famous fashion shows in the world, such as London Fashion Week, Beijing, Cuba, has produced the Japan festival fashion show and the official opening of the John F Kennedy center in Washington DC.

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The fireworks will be lit around 19:30pm and the show will last over an hour. Prepared to be mesmerized as over 10000 fireworks, all with a rainbow of colours and an abundance of different effects light up the night sky of the southern island. With the ocean waters below, this creates a magnificent mirror image on the water’s surface. The fireworks are choreographed to a musical score of Okinawan music, a wild range of soul, classical and original chanpuru music timed within seconds so that every note comes with a bang.

With the fireworks been the most popular part of this event if you are lucky enough to be in the area make sure that you arrive early especially in free viewing areas. The full event attracts tens of thousands of locals and visitors to the area all wanting to catch a part of the explosive action to end the evening.

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FIREWORKS FESTIVAL SCHEVENINGEN 2018

INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL SCHEVENINGEN 2018. The 39th event of its kind saw two weekends packed with some of the best pyrotechnics in Europe in a bid to win the title of ‘Most Spectacular Fireworks 2018.

Competing this year were:

AUSTRIA
ENGLAND
CHINA
JAPAN
SPAIN
NETHERLAND
BELGIUM
GERMANY

On 10th August 2018, the show had to be cancelled due to gale force winds and 6-foot waves!

The remainder of the teams took centre stage over the 11th, 17th and 18th August.

Last year’s winners Spain brought their ‘A game’ but they were beaten to the prize by the UK’s own Sirotechnics Fireworks who won Champion of Champions in the UK’s biggest pyro-musical competition in Southport in 2017 and were worthy winners in Scheveningen.

Check out the display for yourselves and see first hand this classy display. Very symmetrical, huge perfectly spherical shell breaks, some incredible slow burning palms, ghost shells and of course, heart and smiley shells.

It was nothing short of incredible so very well done once again to the UK beating the best of the rest of the World again this year.

WINNERS SIROTECHNICS - SCHEVENINGEN 2018 FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

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