WHAT: FLAMMENDE STERNE – FLAMING STARS
WHY: FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: SCHARNHAUSER PARK, OSTFILDERN, NEAR STUTGART, GERMANY
WHEN: 24TH TO 26TH AUGUST 2018
This summer the skies of Ostfildern are set alight for 3 nights with the 3 competitors this year taking part in the International fireworks competition for the very 1st time ever.
Be amazed by the some of the best pyrotechnics in the world, along with the team from Ukraine, Hawaii and South Korea all fighting for the grand prize.
Not only are there fireworks on offer but an array of things to do giving locals and visitors alike something to do from 6pm onwards into the night. Why not go see some of the live bands on offer, have a browse along the market stalls, be amazed by the jugglers and acrobatics or for something a little different you can even book on a hot air balloon ride and see everything from the skies above.
This year celebrates the 16th time this event has taken place and last year had over 50,000 visitors to the park to witness the fantastic activities on offer and of course our favourite – the fireworks.
Everyone attending this year is in for a treat as the 3 competitors this year have never competed in Flaming stars before, so the expectations are high for every company to give the performance of a lifetime, to wow the audiences on the night.
Each competitor has the same budget as well as technical requirement to meet in the display. It is down to them to the jury that rates them exactly what they can do with it. The jury will use a certain marking criteria and award point to each team, the winner will be the highest score and will be announced on the Sunday around 11pm with a special presentation ceremony for the winners.
Before the competitors take to the stage at 10pm each evening consists of a fiery countdown to get everyone in the mood with a spectacular laser show.
Friday 24th August – UKRAINE – DANCE OF FIRE – HOLIDAY FOR YOUR SOUL
Dance of fire are just 8 years old first starting in 2001. They are now even after this short time one of the leading companies in the Ukraine and have a list of successful performances already under there belts such as International fireworks festival at the Olympic stadium in Donezk, Ukraine fireworks festival, Pyronale in Berlin as well staging the biggest fireworks display in the history of the Ukraine. The company is not only into competing, but also sells fireworks and produces musical displays, and indoor and outdoor stage shows.
Saturday 25th August 2018 – HAWAII – HAWAII EXPLOSIVES & PYROTECNICS INC – ALOHA OSTFILDERN
The company was originally started before the 1980’s by the then young owner of Donald Pascual. Wanting to expand the business he reached out to the owner of Hawaii fireworks to teach him more about the trade and to expand the business. After some time of working together in 1991, Pascual made the family owned fireworks company his owned and renamed It to the Hawaii explosives and pyrotechnics Inc. After this time the company has gone from strength to strength and is now the largest fireworks company on the island. The company specialises in professional fireworks special effects, confetti, and laser shows as well as competitions. They have an extravagant list of clienteles and are always the first choice to produce a display on National Day and New Year’s Day.
Sunday 26th August 2018 – SOUTH KOREA – FASEECOM FIREWORKS
This may be a smaller company than the rest but that doesn’t mean that they will be any less powerful in the competition as they specialise in event planning. The South Korean company are known for its thorough designing and technical perfect displays. They began in 2003 and you may have seen the name before as they were the magic behind the opening and closing ceremony of the 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang. They have also competed in Macau fireworks competition; Lotte Tower fireworks show and US Army Independence Day. Other than this they normally stick exclusively to festivals in Asia so to make their 1st ever appearance at the Flaming stars in very special treat for the audience.
Best of luck to all the competitors.