International Fireworks Festival displays in Xaghra on Saturday
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The Malta Tourism Authority has advised that following the Malta International Fireworks Festival display taking place in Xaghra, Gozo, tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd of April, there will be a normal scheduled bus service operating from the Ferry Terminal in Cirkewwa to Bugibba and St. Julians, for those travelling from Malta.
This bus service, N11, departs from Cirkewwa every hour between 23:05 and 02:05, with buses leaving at 23:05, 00:05, 01:05 and 02:05.
For more information regarding the bus service on this route, please see here.
In relation to the Grand Finale which will be taking place on Saturday, the 30th of April at the Grand Harbour, Valletta, the bus service will also be running on a normal schedule from the Valletta Bus Terminus.
This 15th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival, is for the first time having some of the displays held in Gozo. The Festival also serves as part of the celebrations commemorating Malta's entry into the European Union which took place on the 1st of May 2004.
This year's Grand Finale, which takes place at the Grand Harbour, includes an expanded fireworks display by Pyroemotions of Italy in collaboration with the winners of last year`s edition Lourdes Fireworks Factory Qrendi of Malta.
The festival has rightfully earned the title "International," as over the years it has attracted foreign pyrotechnic companies from as far afield as Australia, Canada and Venezuela and closer to home such as, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
There will be an International competition and a National Competition, winners of the two categories will be awarded a special trophy. All participants will be given a commemorative trophy.
The programme is as follows:
Saturday 23rd April – Xaghra GOZO
Pyro Musical Competition
9.30pm Dance of fire – Ukraine
10.00pm Macedo's Pirotecnia – Portugal
10.30pm St Mary Fireworks Factory – Ghaxaq Malta
Saturday 30th April – VALLETTA Grand Harbour
9.30pm Presentation of winner
10.00pm Grand final by Pyroemotions of Italy in collaboration with Lourdes Fireworks Factory Qrendi
Further details can be obtained from the website.