At a press conference on Wednesday, it was announced that the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2018 will take place in the city from 30 April to 30 June.
A total of 8 teams will compete at the event, namely Poland, France, the US, Italy, Hong Kong (China), Sweden, Portugal, and Da Nang-Viet Nam. They will compete in 5 performances on the Han River over a 2-month-long period.
The host Da Nang-Viet Nam and Poland will perform on the opening night on 30 April, whilst the teams from France and the US will do the 2nd night on 25 May.
Teams from Italy and Hong Kong will spark the 3rd night performance on 2 June, whilst those from Sweden and Portugal will stage the 4th night performance on 9 June.
The 2 most outstanding teams will compete in the final rounds on the closing night on 30 June.
The 5 performance nights will be entitled ‘Love’, ‘Time’, ‘Happiness’, ‘Aspiration’ and ‘Friendship’, respectively.
All firework performances will be broadcast live on the Viet Nam Television (VTV).
Entitled ‘the Legend of Bridges’, the festival will feature fireworks performances based on the image of bridges that participating teams bring to the event. It depicts the culture, people, history and landscapes of the 8 participating countries.
The fireworks will be set off at the former Han River Port, whilst viewing stands for spectators will be set up on the eastern bank of the Han River, again as in previous year.
Vietnamese meritorious artist Do Thanh Hai will be the festival’s General Director. During the 5 performance nights, visitors will be treated to impressive performances by hundreds of famous domestic singers and dancers.One of the differences this year is that the stand A in front of the main stage will be bigger and more imposing than last year. In addition, all viewing stands will be installed with big LED screens to allow audience members to enjoy fascinating fireworks and arts performances.