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Stunning heavenly paintings in combination with perfectly matching music enchant the spectators of the International Fireworks Competition.

© Sebastian Gerhard

Firework Competition - Dates

Int. Firework Competition - 26 May 2018

On 26 May 2018 the the italian team "Scarpato Pirotecnica" opens the 28th International Firework Competition 2018 at the Herrenhausen Gardens.

Year in, year out, stunning heavenly paintings in combination with perfectly matching music enchant the spectators of the International Fireworks Competition. This spectacle in extremely beautiful surroundings never fails to amaze spectators with endlessly new choreolgraphies, thanks to the best pyrotechnic artists in the world, who deliver fantastic flights of fancy, lighting up the skies in time to a perfectly chosen musical background. A thrilling overall work of art for the whole family.

Hours before darkness descends on the baroque gardens, the supporting programme of live music, walking acts and dramatic art whets the spectators’ appetite for the main event. Creative tributes to the country of that evening’s contestant and matching culinary delicacies ensure that time passes quickly.

This season will begin with a touch of Venetian carnival, when breathtaking figures on stilts entertain the guests with grandezza and gusto in the Great Garden. They are eagerly awaited there by gigolos who are out to win the ladies’ hearts. Brazzo Brazzone, the one and only Italian world groove brass band, will take to the stage in the garden theatre, while la dolce vita sets the mood on the rehearsal stage, where Ilaria Graziano’s hypnotic voice and Francesco Forni’s fascinating guitar sound combine to create a glittering musical performance. The Italian team, Scarpato Pirotecnica, will then paint the canvas in the skies above Herrenhausen Gardens. In Rimini, where the company is now based, Antonio Scarpato is the 6th generation to successfully uphold the family tradition and the founder’s values of quality, artistry, innovation and respect. Every year, this team demonstrates its skills at numerous international competitions. They have already performed highly successfully at important events, delivering extraordinary shows such as the “Pink Night” in 2011, in which 7 synchronised fireworks displays took place along a 15-km stretch of the Italian coastline.

Event(s): 26.05.2018 
from 18:00 to 22:30 o'clock

Herrenhausen Gardens

  • Herrenhäuser Straße 4
  • 30419 Hannover
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Tickets are non-refundable.