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Đà Nẵng firework fest to end with a bang

Update: June, 24/2017 - 05:00
Awe-inspiring: Howard&Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia set off their fireworks in the sky over Đà Nẵng. VNS Photo Trần Lê Lâm
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Korean violist J. Mi Ko, Vietnamese Diva Mỹ Linh, pop singers Đăng Dương and Thụy Vân, and rock band Ngũ Cung will take to the stage for the final night of the 2017 Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival on the Hàn River tonight.

The Korean violist will wow audiences with her melodies during the final competition between three teams – the UK, Italy and Australia.

According to festival director Lê Quý Dương, the three finalists will light up the Hàn River with spectacular and unique fireworks performances and musical accompaniment.

He said the Pyrotex Fireworx team from the UK will perform a musical show featuring pop, ballads, classical tunes and epic arrangements.

Howard&Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia will put on a ‘concert’ in the shadow of Mộc Sơn Mountain (part of the Marble Mountain range).

The team, who created an active volcano out of fireworks on the second night of the festival, will inspire the audience to dance with colourful explosions in the skies over Đà Nẵng.

Italy’s Martarello will begin their final performance with parts of the soundtrack from the film Eragon, Italian song Canto della Terra and Running by Sarah Brightman.

The winner of the festival will walk away with a US$20,000 cash-prize.

According to the organising committee, 41,000 tickets for the final round were sold out last week.

The festival, which opened on April 30, has drawn the participation of eight teams including Sugyp SA team from Switzerland, Đà Nẵng-Việt Nam, Fireevent Die Feuerwerker from Austria, China’s Dancing Fireworks Group, Pyrotex Fireworx team from the UK, Howard&Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia, and Italy’s Martarello.

The festival, entitled Shining Ngũ Hành Sơn, or Marble Mountains, was held annually from 2008 until 2013, then biennially from 2015.

Teams from the US and Italy have won twice, while Canada, China and France have each clinched the title once.

The 2017 event was based on five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth as part of traditional philosophy.

The 2017 fireworks festival preludes the 2017 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) Summit in Đà Nẵng in November.

Also on Thurday, the event’s organisers presented first prize to a team of students from Đà Nẵng-based Duy Tân College in the virtual fireworks competition – a creativity contest for youngsters studying information technology nationwide. — VNS

 

 

 

Sea of colour: A performance by Italy’s Martarello in Đà Nẵng. VNS Photo Trần Lê Lâm
Fireworks fiesta: A fireworks performance during the 2017 Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival on the Hàn River. VNS Photo Trần Lê Lâm

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