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Danang International Fireworks Festival 2019 to close with spectacular performances
  • |, DIFF | July 06, 2019 08:59 AM
General director of the Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2019 Do Thanh Hai shared his opinions in an interview about the preparations for the final night of the festival which will be held on Saturday evening.

Director Do Thanh Hai

How do you feel after four nights of DIFF 2019?

There has been positive feedback from the audience after four nights. I myself feel proud of what we have brought to visitors so far. The DIFF 2019, with the theme Stories by Rivers, have featured spectacular performances by eight participating countries. Thanks to favourable weather, all the shows were successful and we’ve chosen the two best teams for the final night.

On each night, the spectacular pyrotechnics were supplemented by wonderful musical performances and dazzling light shows on the DIFF 2019 stage by the Han River.

The festival has not only made Danang one of Vietnam’s top tourism destinations for summer but helped cement its reputation as the host of one of the world’s leading international fireworks festivals.

How have you prepared for the final night?

We have paid most attention to the stage. The final night will feature the best teams who have prepared very well so we must ensure the best support for them. The stage will also show highlights of this year's theme and an overview of the whole event.

Through the performance in the final night, we want to introduce the beauty of Danang City and its efforts to develop and integrate. There will be singing performances between the firework displays which will make the night more colourful and exciting.

Who you guess will win this year's DIFF?

I admire the outstanding performances from both teams from the UK and Finland. After careful consideration and a vote, the judges all deemed the displays by the teams from the UK and Finland were the most impressive. They are sure both worth winning this year's competition. But if I have to choose then I would vote for the UK.

Thank you very much!

Making their debut in Danang, the team JoHo Pyro Professional Fireworks AB from Finland surprised many with a thundering fireworks display on the third competition night when they outshone the Parente Fireworks Group from Italy, who were the champions of DIFF in 2011 and 2012.

The Finns’ performance with the name ““ Lemminkänen, “Hero of the River”. Photo by DIFF

Pyrotex Fireworx Ltd from the United Kingdom certainly don’t lack power or finesse — they set off 700 firecrackers to create a magical light show on the surface of the Han River that was synced flawlessly with gorgeous melodies. They managed to tell a story about the rivers of the world in a technically impressive and also dramatic display. Attending DIFF for the second time, the United Kingdom team certainly left spectators wide-eyed with wonder.

The United Kingdom’s performance. Photo by DIFF

In the final night on July 6, the United Kingdom team will perform first and the Finland team will close out the Danang International Fireworks Festival 2019.

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