The International Fireworks illuminate the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound. 2023 features presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists, including 2022 Champion Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain; plus GlobalFest’s own spectacular Finale presentation by Canada’s Archangel Fireworks.

Each night of fireworks by the presenting country has adjudicators looking for several things:

  1. The quality of the display
  2. Originality of the artistic concept: the choice of music and staging
  3. Brilliance and richness of colours used
  4. 50% of the music used is native to the presenting country
  5. Synchronization: the precision of the marriage between music, sound effects, and fireworks
  6. Scope of the work

The result of these artistic requirements are presentations that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, making each night of the International Fireworks a world premier presentation.

The lake at Elliston Park adds a special dimension to the festival – the reflections in the water add a fluid, shimmering mirror of the show taking place above. It is the designer’s hope that the audience will lose themselves in the colours and rhythms of the display, while simultaneously being mesmerized by the cadence of the explosions and glittering forms.



Thursday 17 August

FIREevent GmbH


Saturday 19 August


Tuesday 22 August


Thursday 24 August


Saturday 26 August

Archangel Fireworks Inc.

2022 Pyromusical Shows



Title Of Show: A Pyromusical by Morani Fireworks

Designer(s): Azan Morani & Pareen Morani


The pyromusical will start on a musical journey going through some of India’s top musical tracks. The aim of the performance is to keep the audience signing, dancing and mesmerized throughout the highs and lows of the fireworks presentation.

Musical Program:

Song Title Album/Artist
1. Teri Mitti Arko, B Praak
2. Taal se taal (Western version) Sukhwinder Singh
3.Sher Aya Sher Divine
4. Socha Hain Jubin Nautiyal, Neeti Mohan
5. Ghungroo Vishal Shekhar, Arijit Singh
6. Rain on Me Ariana Grande / Lady Gaga
7. Levitating Dua Lipa, Da Baby
8. Falak Dekhoon Sonu Nigam
9. Dance With You Jay Sean, Rishie Rich
10. Fire Ball Pitbull
11. Tiesto The Motto
12. Cheez badi Udit Narayan, Neha Kakkar
13. Sauda Khara Khara Sukhbir, Dhvani Bhanushali, DJ Chetas
14. Chak de India Salim Suleiman, Sukhwinder Singh



Title of show: The Sound of Music

Designer(s): Markus Jochum, Christoph Amann


From the snowy mountains to the clear blue lake, from the green forest to the yellow fields. Austria is small but beautiful. We want to take the audience to an emotional journey through our country showing the diversity of nature and music in our show. The powerful pictures in the sky and the reflections on the water will touch the heart and soul – and maybe the attentive spectator will notice the similarities to Canada.

Musical Program:

Song Title Album/Artist
1.Tritsch – Tratsch Polka, Op214 Johann Strauss – Wiener Philharmoniker
2. Exodus Maksim & Jeff Wayne & Orchestra
3. Rise Like a Phoenix Conchita – Conchita Wurst
4. Faded Different World – Alan Walker
5. Brucken zum Mond Alles OK?! – Tagtraeumer
6. The Show Must Go On Innuendo (Remastered 2011) – Queen



Title of Show: Generation 80

Designer(s): Miguel Perez Nivela


A pyromusical show that will make Calgary sing! The greatest hits of the 80’s will light up Calgary with wonderful, dynamic and incredibly colourful pyrotechnics. It is a great popular fireworks festival, a unique moment for everyone – where everyone will find their share of joy and their favourite pieces, all generations together. “Generation 80” is orchestrated like a great live convert. Pyrotechnics join the lights to make Elliston Park dance. These are exclusively the greatest hits, the hits that musically dressed the 80’s!

Musical Program:

Song Title Album/Artist
1. Jingles 80, top 50, A2, Pacman Various
2. The Final Countdown Europe
3. Billie Jean Michael Jackson
4. Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
5. Boys (summertime love) Sabrina
6. Africa Rose Laurens
7. Les demons de minuit + medley Emile et Images
8. Nuit de folie Debut de Soiree
9. Besoin de rein, envie de toi Peter et Sloane
10. Wake me up before you go WHAM!
11. Eve, Leve-toi & Voyage Voyage Julie Pietri & Desireless
12. Partenaire particulier Partenaire Particulier
13. 3eme sexe & Canary Bay Indochine
14. En rouge et noir Jeanne Mas
15. The Loco-motion & Macumba Kylie Minogue & J. Pierre
16. On va s’aimer Gilbert Montagne
17. Capitaine Flam Generique
18. Le jour s’est leve Telephone
19. Il est Libre Max & Femme je vous aime Herve Cristiani & Julien Clerc
20 Je te donne & quand la musique est bonne JJ Goldman
21. Ca (c’est vraiment toi) Telephone



Title of Show: We Are One

Designer(s): Florian Thomas Michaelis


“We are one” is a simple message! Especially in times when the world is looking for peaceful unity and colourful diversity – it is important to set a sign here! That’s why this show also starts with the song “We are one beautiful people”.

Musical Program:

Song Title Album/Artist
1. We are one beautiful people Thomas Bergersen
2. Sonne Rammestein
3. Sky and Sand Paul Kalkbrenner
4. Its all coming back to me now Celine Dion
5. Like a dog chasing cars Hans Zimmer
6. You are loved Josh Groban
7. Fire Mountain Two Steps from Hell




Title of Show: Wind of Change

Designer(s): Kelly Guille


There is no place in our current world for war. Human shields are built as walls in from of natural resources, historic dominions and access to money. We have felt the wind of change before again we await the day that our leaders will stand in action, not only word, to protect the people and not only their legacies and their wallets.

In 1988, Archangel Fireworks entered the industry by distributing family fireworks to Manitoba retailers. After establishing a network throughout the province, the company began producing a limited number of professional displays. As experience grew and a client base was broadened, the number of these displays increased. At this time, Archangel Fireworks also began to produce special effects for the film industry as well as theatrical and concert pyrotechnics. Steady growth was realized due to the company’s willingness to explore new ideas while continuing to draw on time-tested methods of the past. In 2004, Archangel Fireworks Inc. opened the doors of a new centrally located facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This facility includes a storefront which provides a means to serve as the province’s only year-round family fireworks retailer. A willingness to adapt and a drive to excel, in all areas of entertainment explosives, have been key to the success of Archangel Fireworks Inc.

In 2004, Archangel Fireworks Inc. opened the doors of a new, centrally-located facility at 104 Pembina Highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which serves as a year-round outlet for family fireworks sales. Archangel boasts a diverse line of family fireworks, all of which are handpicked for quality. When new items are added to the line, they must pass an evaluation by the staff who are all federally licensed fireworks supervisors.

In 2010, Archangel started branching out into the Western market, providing displays for Canada Day celebrations and private events in Vancouver and the surrounding area. In 2018, Archangel Fireworks Inc. proudly acquired Ruggieri Fireworks & Special Effects in Regina, Saskatchewan. Along with this acquisition came a team of experienced technicians and client base.

Musical Program:

Song Title Album/Artist
1. War War & Peace – Edwin Starr
2. Civil War Use Your Illusion – Guns n Roses
3. One And Justice For All – Metallica
4. Zombie No Need to Argue – The Cranberries
5. Wind of Change Crazy World – Scorpions