Fireworks Festival in Marsaxlokk and Bugibba woos the crowds

UK’s Pyrotex Fireworks from the UK and Luqa’s Banda Unione St. Andrews Fireworks factory clinch first prizes.

Fireworks festival at Marsaxlokk, Bugibba woos the crowds
Fireworks festival at Marsaxlokk, Bugibba woos the crowds

 The first two nights of the Malta International Fireworks Festival, organised by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority, were an outright success with thousands of people turning out to watch the spectacular pyro-musical competition in the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and the equally impressive National fireworks competition in the tourist hub of Bugibba.

The evening in Marsaxlokk, on Friday 25 April, featured the International Pyro-musical competition which was won by Pyrotex Fireworks from the UK, whilst the National Fireworks competition which was held in Bugibba on Sunday was won by Banda Unione St. Andrews Fireworks factory of Luqa.

The Malta Tourism Authority Chairman Gavin Gulia and MTA CEO Josef Formosa Gauci presented the winners with trophies. In the International Pyro-musical competition Steyrfire from Austria claimed the second prize followed by St Joseph Fireworks Factory of Zebbug Malta in third place.

In the National fireworks competition, St. George’s Fireworks factory from Qormi claimed the second prize followed by St. Andrew’s Band Club Fireworks factory of Luqa in third place.

This year’s Malta International Fireworks festival will come to a close tomorrow Wednesday 30 April with a spectacular Grand Finale Pyro-musical display at midnight by PyroEmotions Fireworks from Italy.

This will form part of the 10th year anniversary celebrations of Malta’s accession to the European Union. Moreover the Foundation for National Celebrations will be organising a number of festivities for the occasion including a light projection display on the bastions prior to the Grand Finale fireworks display.

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