A performance in the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival in 2017 (Source: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - Ticket prices for the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2018 will range from 300,000 VND (13.3 USD) to 2 million VND (88.5 USD) for each night’s performance on Han River banks between April 30 and June 30.

The festival organiser, Sun Group, said ticket prices for the opening and final night will be sold from 400,000 VND (17.7 USD) and 2 million VND (88.5 USD) each night. Tickets for children less than a metre tall will be fixed at 50,000 VND (2.2 USD) each night.

The host Vietnam and Poland will perform in the curtain-raiser night on April 30. France and the US will be the second performers on May 26. Defending champions Italy and Hong Kong (China) will perform on June 2, while Sweden and Portugal will light up the night of June 9. The two best teams will be selected for the final on June 30, where the winner of the festival will be chosen.

This year’s festival, entitled ‘The Legend of Bridges’, will include night festivals, food and music shows every night along with fireworks performances.

Held for the first time in 2008, the event, formerly known as the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, has emerged as an important cultural and tourism event, contributing to cultural exchanges and wooing many foreign tourists to Da Nang and Vietnam. From 2017, the annual event has become a two-month festival in order to lure more visitors to the city.

More than 1.3 million tourists visited Da Nang during the fireworks festival between April and June last year, bringing to the total number of holidaymakers to the central city in 2017 to 6.6 million visitors, an increase of 19 percent against the previous year.-VNA