Seven int’l teams join Da Nang fireworks contest hinh anh 1Fireworks over the Han River in Da Nang in 2015 (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - Seven international teams, including three coming for the first time, and the host will compete in the 2018 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) starting at the end of this month.

In addition to France, the US, Italy and Portugal, the event will see debutants Surex Firma Rodzinna from Poland, Vulcan Display Fireworks from Hong Kong, and GFF from Sweden.

The makeshift stages can accommodate more spectators than last year. Each of them will have a large LED screen for the spectators to see the fireworks displays.

Side events like a street parade and certain new activities are expected to bring more excitement and colour to the DIFF this year.

The ninth annual event will have the theme “The Legends of Bridges” and feature stories about well-known bridges.

Ticket will range from 50,000 VND (2.2 USD) per night for children less than a metre tall to 2 million VND (about 88 USD) for each of the opening and final nights, the organisers said.

The contest will take place on the banks of the Han River from April 29 to June 30. The main stages will be on Tran Hung Dao street and in the yard of Olalani Riverside Towers.

Vietnam and Poland will perform on April 29, France and the US on May 26, Italy and Hong Kong on June 2, and Sweden and Portugal on June 9.

The finals and awards ceremony are slated for June 30.-VNA