The Rostec Second International Fireworks Festival will take place in Moscow on 23-24 July. This year participants will devote their performances to cinema. The best pyrotechnic teams from eight countries will compete in the art of launching fireworks. They will shoot off over 50,000 salvoes from 25 tonnes of pyrotechnic materials. The fireworks will reach as high as 300 metres. Participants from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Malta, Portugal, Russia, France, and Estonia will compete for a best fireworks title.
The festival will be held in the Brateyevo Cascade Park in the Southern Administrative Area. This park is located on the banks of the Moskva River, making the show more picturesque and allowing spectators to get a good view of the fiery display.
Officials from the Moscow Department of Ethnic Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism said the festival would have both day and night programmes. During the day the park will host an entertainment programme with performances and workshops. Russian pop stars are expected to take part.
The fireworks show will start at 9:30 pm and the day programme at 2 pm.
The first fireworks festival took place in Moscow last year and was devoted to the ethnic features of different countries. Pyrotechnic professionals from Russia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Italy, China, Chile, Finland, and Belarus surprised spectators with their explosive performances. They set off fireworks from Luzhnetskaya Embankment while spectators watched them from Vorobyovy Gory.