The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition (PIPC) is back for another year, and promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before!
What is the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition?
PIPC started life as the World Pyro Olympics, holding that name from 2005 – 2008, before turning to its current moniker in 2010. PIPC sees fireworks display companies around the world put fireworks to music – hence the term ‘pyromusical’ – and compete to be crowned champions. The event is organized and chiefly sponsored by Platinum Fireworks of the Philippines.
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While PIPC is a hugely popular event among the residents of Manila, the Philippine capital, it is also a huge visitor attraction for the city, with many tourists making a point of being in the city during the Saturdays across February and March when the event takes place.
This year’s events again take place at the Seaside Boulevard at the SM Mall of Asia, in Pasay in the south of Manila.
Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 Schedule
If you’re fortunate enough to be in the Philippines in February or March, we strongly recommend you get yourself into Manila on a Saturday evening to enjoy the show. The below schedule highlights when everything is happening, with displays on all dates beginning at 7:30 and 8:30 in the evening.
- Display performed by Parente Fireworks of Italy
- Display performed by PyrotexFireworkx of the United Kingdom
- Display performed by Atlas Pyrovision of the United States
- Display performed by Royal Fireworks of the Netherlands
- Display performed by Steffes-OligFeurwerk of Germany
- Display performed by Fireworks Spectaculars of Canada
- Display performed by SkylighterFireworkx of Australia
- Display performed by Polaris Fireworks of China
- Display performed by BrezacArtefices of France
- Closing exhibition performed by Platinum Fireworks
That’s the full schedule! Here are some of the performances from last year to help get you in the mood! We’ll post videos from the 2016 edition as soon as we can find them online!
Below is the opening exhibition performed by Platinum Fireworks to commence the 2015 event.
Our next video is the Netherlands performance from 2015.
Below is Portugal’s brilliant performance from last year’s event.
Now for the Mexican entry from 2015.
Here is last year’s entry from the United Kingdom, which was performed by Jubilee Fireworks.
And now for Sweden’s entry.
Fittingly, we’ll end on the grand finale of last year’s event.