The International Fireworks illuminate the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound. 2022 features presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists, including 2021 Champion India, first time entrant Austria, and returning countries France and Germany; plus GlobalFest’s own spectacular Finale presentation by Canada’s Archangel Fireworks.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
TEAM INDIA’S JOURNEY THROUGH VARIOUS POPULAR MUSIC GENRES
Designer: AZAN MORANI, AMIR MORANI FIREWORKS LLP
Team India’s pyromusical will bring the audience on a musical journey going through some of India’s top musical tracks. This incredible display will have the audience singing and dancing along to the mesmerizing show!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Designer: MARKUS JOCHUM, FIREEVENT GMBH
From snowy mountains to clear blue lakes, from green forests to yellow fields; Austria is small but beautiful. This show will take the audience on an emotional journey through Austria while showing the diversity of nature and music. The powerful pictures in the night sky and reflections on the water will touch the hearts and souls of the crowd. An attentive viewer will surely see the similarities to Canada.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23
Designer: MIGUEL PEREZ, ETIENNE LACROIX TOUS ARTIFICES SA (RUGGIERI)
France is bringing a pyromusical show that will make Calgary sing! The greatest hits of the 80s will light up Calgary with wonderful, dynamic, and incredibly colourful pyrotechnics. Generation 80s will create a unique moment for everyone to share their joy and favourite pieces - across all generations together. “Generación 80” is orchestrated like a great live concert with the bright lights of the fireworks and music that will make Elliston Park Dance. These are exclusively the greatest hits that helped define the 80s.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
WE ARE ONE
Designer: FLORIAN THOMAS MICHAELIS, UNION CREATIVES
Beginning the show with “We are One Beautiful People” by Thomas Bergersen this song will highlight the overall message of the show you will see. “We are one” is a simple message, especially in times when the world is looking for peaceful unity and diversity.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
WIND OF CHANGE
Designer: KELLY GUILLE, ARCHANGEL FIREWORKS INC.
There is no place in our current world for war. People’s lives are used as walls in front of natural resources, historic dominions, and access to money. We have felt the wind of change before, and again we await the day that our leaders will stand in action, not only in words, to protect the people.