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News

5 February 2009

Malta Ground Fireworks Festival 2009 23 April - 25 April 2009

Malta offers the opportunity to escape the Winter chill and see some remarkable fireworks.

The setting up of the first of the large firework displays will begin at 5pm on 23rd April 2009. One can admire the complexity and workmanship involved in putting together such huge mechanised ground fireworks displays on the site of the actual event. Setting up can be viewed on each of the succeeding two days.

25 April 2009

The firework display programme will start at 10.30pm after a musical programme performed by the Vilhena Band Club of Floriana.

Each firework factory will present two spectacular displays which will be judged on the following merits: Best Mechanism, Use of Mechanism Chains, Best Products and Originality.

The Jury will be composed of international pyrotechnicians. They will be assisted by local expert Mr. Joe Theuma, Secretary of the Malta Pyrotechnic Association.

The public's opinion will also be taken into account as there will be a Public Opinion Prize which will be assigned to the factory which gets most votes via SMS voting

A compere will provide spectators with general information in English before each firework display.

The display companies will perform in a predetermined order and each participant will have two displays:

In the eventuality of bad weather, the festival will be moved to the 26th or 27th of April 2009, depending on weather forecasts.

The general public is invited to come to Floriana early as the Parish Church will be open for visitors. One can also observe the huge fireworks and their intricate mechanisms before the display begins.

The ground fireworks will be displayed in the following order:-

Participants in Order of Performance (SMS Number )


1. St. Catherine Fireworks Factory - Zurrieq
50615071

2. Sacred Family Fireworks Association - Kalkara
50615072

3. St. Michael Fireworks Factory - Lija
50615073

4. St. Mary Fireworks Factory - Għaxaq
50615074

5. St. Joseph Fireworks Factory - Għaxaq
50615075

6. St. Bartholomew Fireworks Factory - Gharghur
50615076

7. St. Joseph Fireworks Factory - Żebbuġ, Malta
50615077

8. St. Sebastian Fireworks Factory - Qormi
50615078

9. Our Lady of Doctrine Fireworks Association - Tarxien
50615079

10. Victory Band Club Fireworks Association - Naxxar
50615080

11. St. George's Fireworks Factory - Qormi
50615081

12. Our Lady of Consolation Fireworks Factory - Gudja
50615082

13. La Stella Fireworks Factory - Gudja
50615083

More information at www.maltagroundfireworks.com

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