Adding water to International Fireworks Festival: Where to watch 120 fountains dance

Adding water to International Fireworks Festival: Where to watch 120 fountains dance
Installations that make water jets rise and fall in time to music will be placed along the Moskva River. Spectators at the fireworks festival will be able to see the water show in the intervals between performances by pyrotechnics teams from various countries.

There will be 120 dancing fountains and the water show will be accompanied by fire machines, with flame jets placed on the Moskva River on the opposite side of Brateyevo Cascade Park. The fountains will rotate and shoot water jets in time to the music. Spectators at the Fourth Rostec International Fireworks Festival will be able to see the show on 18 and 19 August, during the intervals between the teams’ performances. The water jets will be up to 40 metres tall and the streams of fire will be 17 metres high. For safety reasons, the equipment for the water show will be installed on barges 20 metres from the river bank.

“In addition to fire equipment and fountains, the water show will use elements of videomapping: 150 powerful lighting machines will show projections – short video recordings dedicated to the participants’ home countries, featuring attractions, architectural landmarks or the most characteristic landscapes,” said Head of the Moscow Department of Sport and Tourism Nikolai Gulyayev.

This year, the fireworks festival will be held for the fourth time, with teams from Austria, Andorra, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Slovakia and the United States. The remarkable show will take place in Brateyevo Cascade Park.

Each team’s performance will average 12 minutes. The jury will assess the show’s integrity, its synchronicity with the music and its pyrotechnical innovation. For the first time, the festival will be dedicated to good deeds and volunteering. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to charities. Tickets are available at the festival’s website. Mos.ru’s official accounts in social networks will stream the shows live.

Last year, over 700,000 people saw the Third International Fireworks Festival, which became one of Moscow’s largest events held at a single venue. It was dedicated to the 870th anniversary of the capital.