Fireworks shows with music, also called Pyromusicals, are the pinnacle of the pyrotechnic arts. They might be very small, using just consumer fireworks and flamejets, or very large with big shells and complex single-shot sequences.
A pyromusical display can be more exciting and engaging than a fireworks show without music. It is also more difficult to prepare and more expensive - and requires a good outdoor sound system.
The FWsim team has selected their favourite pyromusical shows of all time. Use these to get inspiration for your own design process!
Nuits De Feu was a fireworks competition held at Chantilly near Paris. Fireworks companies all over the world were invited to put on a show in the big courtyard of the castle. Many fireworks fans count these shows among the best of all time. Apogée Fireworks won the competition - and we think they deserved it.
There’s a lot going on here:
From the same festival, we like the finale of the show from Luso Pirotecnia (Portugal). It’s simplistic, really intense and over-the-top. What makes this especially interesting is the creative choice of having two finales, not just one.
Defqon is a famous electronic music festival. They produe very complex shows with light, laser, flamejets and pyrotechnics. Some might think it’s over-the-top and too much, but that’s what makes their production so special.
This show is over an hour long and yet it remains interesting throughout.
If you want to design your own digital pyromusicals on your computer, try out FWsim!