Monday, December 4, 2023

International Fireworks Competition Returns to Hannover

Courtesy Jubilee Fireworks

Hannover, Germany /PRNewswire/ —  The sky above the famous Herrenhausen Gardens will be a canvas for the world’s best pyrotechnists at the 22nd International Fireworks Competition. On five evenings between May and September, high-calibre pyrotechnics teams from Mexico, China, Portugal, England and Croatia will demonstrate their creativity and artistry as they transform the skies above Hannover into a pulsating spectacle, a radiant mosaic of shimmering splashes of light. And all of it will be perfectly choreographed to music, making this a truly multisensory experience.

Before the firework teams captivate the audience with their interpretation of the compulsory piece and a subsequent free section, there will be live music, variety performances and ‘roaming acts’ to make the wait go faster – with themed entertainment for each of the participating countries. A professional jury will decide who emerges the winner of this internationally important competition.

The contest, organized by Hannover Veranstaltungs GmbH (HVG), will begin on 12 May with a spectacular choreographed show by last year’s winners, ‘Pirotécnia Reyes’ from Mexico. In 2011, the Latin American pyrotechnists triumphed against their rivals in Hannover with their outstanding display. The event continues on 9 June with the Chinese team ‘Panda Fireworks’. They created a global sensation with their fireworks for the Olympic Games in Beijing and at the opening of Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The portfolio of the Portuguese pyrotechnists of ‘Grupo Luso Pirotecnia’ (25 August) includes numerous displays commissioned for international football events such as the 2004 European Championships. The ‘Jubilee Fireworks’ team (8 September) are widely considered to be one of the leading pyrotechnic companies in the UK. Among the achievements of the English pyrotechnists is a gold medal awarded at the ‘1st Philippines International Pyromusical Competition’ in 2010. Then, on 22 September, the Croatian pyrotechnists of ‘Mirnovec Pirotehnika’ will present the concluding display. And this promises to be a truly glamorous event: the company, founded in the Croatian town of Samobor in 1993, boasts a list of clients including such prominent names as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Metallica, Steven Spielberg and Richard Gere!

“We’re proud to be able to present world-class pyrotechnists at the 22nd International Fireworks Competition. Teams are already applying to take part in coming years. This great interest shown by pyrotechnists certainly shows just how internationally prestigious this competition is,” says Hans Christian Nolte, managing director of HVG.

In the past year, the International Fireworks Competition drew over 49,000 spectators. In one of the loveliest Baroque gardens in Europe, audiences were enchanted by the pyrotechnic arts of the Swedish, French, Spanish, Austrian and Mexican competitors.

Further information on the sale of tickets (which are limited to 10,000 for each event), the Experience Packages and the firework teams is available at:

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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