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Finland, Italy take stage at Da Nang int’l fireworks festival

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 13:13 GMT+7
Finland, Italy take stage at Da Nang int’l fireworks festival
A part of Italian team Parente Fireworks Group’s fireworks display at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Themed "Love," the third night of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 (DIFF 2019) was time for a first-time contender from Finland and an experienced contestant from Italy stood in the spotlight in the namesake central Vietnamese city on Saturday night.

Running from June to July, DIFF 2019 is the tenth edition of the competition having been held annually in Da Nang since 2008, with its opening night being organized on June 1.

The Finnish first-time contender JoHo Pyro Professional AB surprised the audience with an outstanding performance, which to many was evaluated as even more impressive than that of Parente Fireworks Group from Italy, who was crowned the champion in 2011 and 2012.

Entitled "Hero On the River," the Finnish pyrotechnic show told a tale about a hero named Lemminkainen.

In Finnish legend, Lemminkainen had to make a significant effort to conquer the terrifying Tuoni River in order to win the heart of a beautiful young lady.

The fireworks danced in the dark night to the background music which was a combination of rock, metal, and classical music, filling the audience with various emotions.

JoHo Pyro Professional AB impressed the viewers with low-range displays and fireworks being set off near the audience’s location, both of which created a feeling of closeness to the admirers.

Having won over many hearts, the team is now considered a fierce competitor.

Here are some photos of JoHo Pyro Professional AB’s performance: 

A part of Finnish team fireworks JoHo Pyro Professional AB performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A part of Finnish team fireworks JoHo Pyro Professional AB performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A part of Finnish team fireworks JoHo Pyro Professional AB performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A part of Finnish team fireworks JoHo Pyro Professional AB performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A part of Finnish team fireworks JoHo Pyro Professional AB performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Italy's Parente Fireworks Group brought to the festival a performance themed "A Journey of Emotions," featuring a harmonious combination of music and fireworks.

The Italian pyrotechnic team has already had over 110 years of experience in the fireworks display industry, with most of their gigs being large-scale ones at international festivals and events.

Sudden change in wind direction during the Italian team's performance resulted in a significant disadvantage for Parente Fireworks Group as smoke gathered around the fireworks, affecting the view of the spectators.

Here are some photos of Parente Fireworks Group’s performance: 

A part of Italian team fireworks Parente Fireworks Group performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

 

A part of Italian team fireworks Parente Fireworks Group performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

 

A part of Italian team fireworks Parente Fireworks Group performance at Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2019 on June 15, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

 

DIFF 2019, with the theme "Stories by The Rivers," features eight countries including Vietnam, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Italy, China, the UK, and Finland.

The festival will involve five competition nights, held over five consecutive weekends, with five different themes: Origins, Buds of Life, Love, Burst of Colors, and Setting Sail.

The fest will run until July 6.

Every Saturday two teams from two different countries are going to perform.

On the commencing night of the festival on June 1, two teams from Vietnam and Russia performed, and on the second night on June 8, first-time contenders from Brazil and Belgium took the stage.

At last year's festival, Team Marterello from Italy was crowned the champion. 

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