Tag Archives: News Update

VIRGIN MONEY FIREWORKS CONCERT UPDATE

Back in March we brought you news of the 2015 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert which is held annually at the end of the Edinburgh Summer Festival which is the perfect blend of classical music and choreographed firework bursts.

Taking part on the last Monday of the event which runs from 7th August to 31st August 2015 is a celebration of everything from Theatrical, Classical and Contemporary performances of music, dance and opera. It also includes vocalists from all manner of genre including jazz, choral, barbershop quartet, operatic from around the World.

Alongside the Edinburgh International Festival runs the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which has been running since 1947. Initially, a merry band of theatrical performers arrived uninvited at the EIF and were refused the opportunity to perform. But, being thespians, a little thing like permission was not about to stop them so they put on a show on the ‘fringe’ of the event and so the concept was born.

Today, whilst the EIF focuses mainly on classical works including all manner of music and dance the Fringe is effectively for everything in between. Comedy, drama, magic, circus, variety and traditional dance including ballet all form part of the entertainment on offer. Whilst the big names will be out in force at all other events this is for those yet to hit the big time and the variety is indeed rich and varied.

The fireworks are the responsibility of Pyrovision who have expertly organised this display for the last eight years and use a wide range of quieter fireworks which are high on effect and lower on noise so as not to detract from the beautiful strains of the music. They launch in the region of four tonnes of fireworks into the skies over the beautiful Edinburgh Castle lighting it up in every colour and hue.

Sure to be an exciting display and remember, even if you cannot get to the Princes Street area, there are still a number of great vantage points around the City to gain a good view of the fireworks.

If all else fails, ask a local!

Full information about all the events is available on the official Edinburgh International Festival website.

Share

Malta Fireworks Festival 2014 Date Change Announcement

URGENT PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT – MALTA NATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the inclement weather forecasted for Malta this weekend, regretfully the planned fireworks festival which should be taking place in Bugibba this weekend. They are expecting high winds on Saturday evening and as such have taken the decision to change the display to the Sunday evening, 27th April 2014.

The amended schedule is now as follows:

9:00pm – St Georges Fireworks factory Qormi, Malta
9:20pm – Banda Sant’ Andrija Fireworks factory Luqa, Malta
9:40pm – Santa Marija Fireworks Factory Mgarr, Malta
10:00pm – Banda l-Unjoni St Andrews Fireworks
Factory Luqa, Malta

The festival will end at 10:30 pm with a fantastic display from Lieto Fireworks of Italy, Winners of the competition in 2013.

The winners will be announced and the presentation ceremony is scheduled for 11:00pm.

The fireworks as mentioned in our original post are all being launched from barges in Bugibba Bay and the best place to view is Bugibba Promenade.

If you are lucky enough to be over on holiday or business and get the opportunity, we would really love to see some photographs or video footage.

Good luck everyone 🙂

Share