Montreal Fireworks competition starts this weekend
Montreal Fireworks 35th Anniversary of La Ronde’s World Renowned Fireworks Competition
La Ronde proudly present the 35th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec (IFLQ) in collaboration with Tim Hortons, June 29 through July 27, 2019. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the world’s most prestigious fireworks competition and celebrates its vibrant history. The season will kick off with a rendition of the best songs of 1985, an homage to the year when it all began. Staying with the theme of nostalgia, the programme will also feature six world-renowned firms as well as a special tribute to Casino de Montréal’s 25th anniversary.
Masterful array of lights and sounds
“For the past 34 years, Montrealers have been privileged to experience this masterful array of lights and sounds,” said La Ronde Park President Janine Durette. “La Ronde is proud to be the host of the world’s leading fireworks competition, often referred to the Olympic Games of Fireworks.”
L’International des Feux Loto-Québec
Starting June 29, all eyes will be on the skies over Montreal as it lights up with dazzling fireworks on Saturday and Wednesday nights for the most anticipated event of the summer. Since its inception in 1985, L’International des Feux Loto-Québec has become one of the most beloved jewels of Montreal and the envy of the entire world.
Over three million viewers
Drawing more than three million viewers year after year, the event has launched 305 fireworks displays, hosted 99 pyrotechnical firms from 29 countries and has elicited over 100 million “oohs and “ahhs.” In honour of the event’s 35th anniversary, the season lineup will open with a spectacular homage to the best music of 1985, a show presented by Gouvernement du Québec. This visual spectacle will also take audiences on a journey through time, from mythology and folklore, to the landing of the first man on the moon, to nostalgic TV shows and movies.
Countries competing at L’International des Feux Loto-Québec
Over the course of six nights, the world’s greatest pyrotechnic artists representing South Korea, Italy, Portugal, the United States, Canada and Australia will compete to win the heart of audiences and win the most prestigious award in the industry, the Gold Jupiter. The competition will be capped off by a tribute to Casino de Montreal’s 25th anniversary featuring a soundtrack of some of the best French Quebec songs of the past 25 years curated in collaboration with Gregory Charles, who will also be performing live for this special occasion.
Montreal international Fireworks competition schedule
|Opening presented by Government du Québec||Hands Fireworks||Saturday, June 29||Throwback to 1985||Celebrating the competition’s 35th anniversary with a “throwback to 1985” pyro-musical display… an invitation to relive the music of the fabulous 80s!|
|South Korea||Hanwha Corporation||Wednesday, July 3||Dreaming in Montreal||An invitation to dream the dreams of childhood and beyond; a fantasy with fabulous characters and magical music.|
|Italy||Parente Fireworks Group||Saturday, July 6||One Step – Moon Dream||The timeless dream of reaching infinity through the magic of fire and lights enhanced by the music of stellar composers and contemporary creative minds.|
|Portugal||Grupo Luso Pirotecnia||Wednesday, July 10||Stay Tuned||Stay Tuned transports the audience to a night of entertainment featuring theme music|
from famous TV shows… yesterday and today.
|United States||Atlas Pyro Vision||Wednesday, July 17||Jungle Spirit||Jungle Spirit is a high energy and playful display inspired by legendary stories of mysteries and challenges.|
|Canada||BEM Feux d’artifice||Saturday, July 20||A First Walk on the Moon||This pyro-musical display celebrates July 20, 1969, the night when Man first walked on the Moon, on the rhythms and music that made the 60s so famous.|
|Australia||Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics||Wednesday, July 24||Shapeshifter||A pyro-musical performance inspired by mythology, folklore and fiction dazzles and amazes with a display of shapes, lights and fireworks.|
|Finale des étoiles du Casino de Montréal||Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks- Panzera||Saturday, July 27||Celebration of Casino de Montréal’s 25th anniversary||Celebrating Casino de Montréal’s 25th anniversary by reuniting some of the best French Quebec songs of the past 25 years. With a special performance by Gregory Charles.|
Technical details and ticket sales
Reserved seating may be purchased at laronde.com. For information concerning corporate and group rates, contact the La Ronde sales office at 514-397-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all shows start at 10 p.m., rain or shine.
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