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.
In the midst of the Great Garden, Ozeania – accompanied by a charming mermaid – sways in a shoal of fish as if floating in the waves of the South Pacific. They are keenly observed by Weiawaka Wakaikura and her progeny of protected species as they stroll through the greenery. Perhaps she will permit a glimpse of her shy kiwi? On the children’s meadow, Zirkus Salto and Zirkus Bunttropfen invite youngsters to enjoy a selection of circus acts featuring juggling, clowns, balancing acts and aerial silk. At the garden theatre, singer-songwriter Teresa Bergmann from Wellington delivers a refreshing performance that is both energetic and soulful. On the rehearsal stage, the one-man band Sonic Delusion presents amazing and apparently effortless looping – too funky for folk and too folky for funk! On the stage where the prizes will later be presented, Juliano Rossi’s unique voice and cool understatement show why he enjoys cult status. The final team, Firework Professionals from New Zealand, will then begin to cast their spell over the audience at Herrenhausen Gardens as from 9 pm. This team is particularly well known for the special effects it creates for the film, TV and concert industry. Fireworks Professionals have already supported AC/DC on international tours and Walt Disney in New Zealand.