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  • “2015 Seoul International Fireworks Festival”

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  • ▶ The 13th festival held this year, the 2015 Seoul International Fireworks Festival is an annual autumn festival with the largest number of visitors, numbering at around a million.
    ▶ Over 100,000 fireworks will light up the sky over Yeouido for an hour and twenty minutes.
    ▶ The festival site has been expanded to include Mapo and Wonhyodaegyo (Bridge), with expanded safety areas as well.

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    Celebrating its 13th anniversary this year, the 2015 Seoul International Fireworks Festival will be held on Saturday, October 3, at Yeouido Hangang Park. During the festival, over a 100,000 fireworks will be launched into the sky for a period of about an hour and twenty minutes, from 7:20 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

    Professional fireworks teams from the USA, the Philippines, and South Korea will participate in this year’s festival, lighting up the autumn sky in Seoul with fantastic, colorful fireworks.

    The first team to perform in the “2015 Seoul International Fireworks Festival with Hanwha” is USA’s Melrose Pyrotechnics, who will kick off the festival at 7:20 p.m. with a charming performance under the theme “Love Is Magical.” Having recently won fireworks competitions in Japan and Vietnam, captivating the people of both countries, Melrose Pyrotechnics will be staging a sweet yet strong musical fireworks show featuring sophisticated direction and a performance that blurs the line between classic and modern.

    Starting at 7:40 p.m., the second team, the Philippines’ own Dragon Fireworks, will present a vibrant and dramatic musical fireworks show to passionate music, which will be a combination of Philippine pop music and electronic dance music, under the theme “OPM (Original Philippine Music) against the World.” Dragon Fireworks, which will demonstrate the perfection of Eastern and Western popular culture through the explosive beauty of fireworks, has created amazing fireworks displays recently, winning two championship titles at fireworks competitions in Europe. Following such success, a fireworks performance of an even higher standard is expected from this team at this festival.

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    Hanwha, the Korean team, is responsible for the grand finale of the fireworks festival at 8 p.m. under the theme “Magical Fireworks,” displaying fireworks in the images of “Energy, Love, Hope, and Joy.”

    Hanwha’s show will be a highly refined performance, combining fireworks, music, visual effects, and narration to create a story. And with a magical display of diverse interesting and amusing fireworks, including fireworks that create the images of characters, ghosts, and UFOs in the sky, Hanwha is sure to stage a truly extraordinary show.

    For the safety and comfort of Seoul citizens, Yeouidong-ro, which will be extremely congested during the festival, will be blocked off from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Moreover, the parking lot at Yeouido Hangang Park, in front of 63 City, will be closed from 11 p.m. on October 2, the day before the festival.

    All festival events and performances will be broadcast live on the official festival website (www.hanwhafireworks.com).

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