CALGARY, AB  (April 9, 2015) USA will be performing in place of Vietnam at this summer’s edition of The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival. Due to circumstances beyond their control, festival organizers had to substitute Vietnam with another GlobalFest Champion country. 
“It’s disappointing,” said Ken Goosen, Producer for GlobalFest. “The Vietnamese show last summer was brilliant, so we’re disappointed that they won’t be returning.” 
Details regarding the USA team have yet to be announced, but Goosen promises a, truly American, red, white and blue evening. 
“It will be big and loud; it’s what they do best.” 
Tickets already purchased for Vietnam night, Thursday, August 27, will be honoured at the festival gates and do not need to be traded for USA tickets. No refunds will be provided.
Tickets can be purchased online at
Tickets and GlobalPasses can be purchased at all Calgary Co-op Customer Service Offices and Marlborough Mall starting May 3. 
GlobalFest -Parade of Champions- begins August 20. With previous winners returning to claim another “Best of” title, crowds are sure to be mesmerized by pyromusicals from China, Philippines, Spain, USA and Finale (Canada). The preamble OneWorld Festival will play host to a Tipi Village presented by Nexen Energy, three performance stages including the RE/MAX Main Stage, 18 Cultural Pavilions, 10 Ethnic Food Booths, a Night Market, International Bar, children’s activities, and so much more. 
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GlobalFest is “Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival!”™ Every year in August, GlobalFest celebrates Calgary’s multicultural communities and showcases these groups with ethnic food booths, cultural pavilions, performance stages, a night market, and so much more. At the end of each evening, a 22 minute pyromusical from one of the four international fireworks teams lights up the night’s sky. This year’s teams include China, Philippines, Spain and USA, with team Canada, as host, presenting Finale. The 2015 festival is set for August 20 - 29. 
For more information, please contact:
Nikki Macaraeg  
Associate Producer
Phone: 403-569-9679

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