Malta 13th International Fireworks Festival
The fireworks festival in Malta is quickly becoming one of the industries ‘must do’ events on the island and continues to grow year on year.
The fireworks festival is to mark the Islands accession to the European Union and nowadays attracts tens of thousands of visitors. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Malta joining the EU, making it extra special.
The international competition is synchronised to music and is judged on the synchronicity, timing, effects and colours.
Alongside the international competition, they are holding a national fireworks competition where the islands factories battle it out for a special trophy.
The Maltese are renowned for their love of fireworks, particularly as they form the foundation of all celebrations in the area whether they are religious or not. There are 35 firework factories on the Island and there are 70 villages spread over the area, all of which have Patron Saint celebrations which also traditionally include fireworks so barely a week passes without there being some sort of firework event.
Representing the UK at this year’s festival are the fantastic Pyrotex Fireworx from Derby. This team is no stranger to international and domestic competition having won the British Musical Fireworks Championships in 2010 and 2011 and the International Musical Fireworks Championships in 2012 in Monaco.
International Pyromusical Competition
Friday 25th April 2014
SteyrFire - Austria
Brezac Artifices - France
Pyrotex Fireworx - United Kingdom
St. Joseph Fireworks Factory - Malta
National Fireworks Competition
Saturday 26th April 2014
Banda Santa Andrija Fireworks Factory - Luqa, Malta
St. George's Fireworks Factory - Qormi, Malta
Santa Marija Fireworks Factory - Mgarr, Malta
Banda l-Unjoni St. Andrew's Fireworks Factory - Luqa, Malta
Wednesday 30th April 2014
Venue: Valletta Grand Harbour
The closing display has been created by the local factories working together and is bound to be absolutely stunning.
We would of course like to wish Hannah and the crew from Pyrotex Fireworx all the best for the competition.