WHAT:IGNIS BRUNENSIS 2016 WHY: FIREWORK COMPETITION WHEN: 27th May – 19th June 2016 WHERE: CASTLE SPILBERK & BRNO DAM
2016 marks the 19th International Firework competition over the waters of the Brno Dam, the surrounding Marina’s, beaches and close to an artificial lake to add multiple facets to the light of the fireworks reflected in the waters.
Started in 1998, the event was either non competitive, exhibition displays or limited to national competition through till 2003 when it achieved status as a significant International Competition.
This year, in addition to representatives from of course the Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia, the popular team from Portugal, Macedos Pirotecnia, return to the competition after an eight year break. They are acknowledged historically as THE most successful competitive team in the history of the event, after having won the top prize three years in succession.
The display schedule is as follows:
PRELUDE – CASTLE SPILBERK
THEATRUM PYROBOLI – CZECH REPUBLIC
FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2016
OPENING DISPLAY OF THE COMPETITION – BRNO DAM
IGNIS BRUNENSIS TEAM – CZECH REPUBLIC
SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2016
COMPETITION – BRNO DAM
PRIVATEX PYRO – SLOVAKIA
WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE 2016
FOCS D’ARTIFICES – SPAIN
SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2016
MACEDOS PIROTECNIA – PORTUGAL
WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2016
SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2016
Each of the competitive displays must last 22 minutes and attract crowds of over 100,000 spectators to each show.
All of the displays are fired at 10:30 but this festival has a unique quality where they have prelude, interlude and epilogue displays from the host countries primary display companies. Last year’s winner of first place at Starobrno – Ignis Brunensis was Nanos Fireworks and Special Effects from Greece. The winning display was impeccably timed to coincide with music from classical to The Verve and Robert Miles reflecting perfectly the change of emotion of the varied music.
All the music for this event will be aired live via the local radio station KISS HADY 88.3FM so no matter where you’re viewing the fireworks from, you can enjoy the music on your radio or phone app to enjoy the fireworks in complete conjunction with the music.
This event has been won by some of the biggest names in the industry including Foti Fireworks of Italy 2012, Vaccalluzzo of Italy 2011 and Grupo Luzo of Portugal 2009 so not to be underestimated and of course the organisers, Flash Barandov SFX team, who have won some of the industry’s highest accolade’s will be opening and closing the event.
All teams firing MUST use the Galaxis Firing system thanks mainly to an ancient European law which regulates the use of non authorised technical applications.
Flash Barandov SFX are acknowledged as one of the most welcoming teams around too and they take care of everything including hotel accommodation, transport and as mentioned, supply the tech systems and engineers from Galaxis to assist in set up and firing. They even collect all the fireworks from storage warehouses and transport them to the firing site with mortars and associated equipment.
In addition to the fireworks, which bring up to 180,000 visitors to the region, there is plenty to do with the usual concession stands, trade stands alongside fair-rides, concerts and street parties.
As soon as we have any results, we will update you.