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Press Release

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec Unveils the 2018 Programme

Competition includes special tributes to ABBA and Agent 007

MONTREAL, QC. — April 12, 2018 —  La Ronde is proud to present the 34th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec (IFLQ) in collaboration with Tim Hortons, from July 7 through August 8, 2018. Known as the world’s leading fireworks competition, this year’s programme includes shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays, unique themes, a first time participation for Philippines, and a special tribute to ABBA and James Bond.

“L’International des Feux Loto-Québec attracts over three million people annually, making it one of Quebec’s most highly attended events,” said La Ronde Park President, Janine Durette. “La Ronde is proud to be the host site for this long-standing tradition beloved by Montrealers and tourists alike.”  

Once again, the skies over Montreal will be the backdrop for one of the most spectacular events in the world. The season will open with a celebration of the best of ABBA followed by dazzling fireworks displays by some of the greatest pyrotechnic artists in the world over the eight-day competition. Six world-renowned firms representing Austria, China, Canada, the United States, Australia and for the first time — the Philippines, will compete to win the hearts of spectators and the jury. The programme will take audiences on an odyssey through various themes from the world of dance, movies, video games, mythology and folklore to the greatest hits from legendary bands. This memorable season will conclude with a tribute to the iconic movie character, James Bond featuring songs by Paul McCartney, Adele, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and more.

Tickets go on sale today. For more information, visit www.laronde.com 

CALENDAR 2018

Country

Firms

Dates

Themes

Description

Opening

Royal Pyrotechnie

 

Saturday, July 7

Tribute to ABBA

An invitation to relive the 70s pop-disco era with this pyromusical show dedicated to the music of ABBA.

Austria

steyrFire

Wednesday, July 11

Let’s dance

Follow us on our journey through the world of dance. Music transformed into motion, emotional expressions and interaction with spectacular fireworks.

China

Dancing Fireworks Group

Saturday, July 14

The Butterfly Lovers

The inspiring story of the Butterfly lovers, a Chinese Romeo and Juliet.

Canada

Apogée

Wednesday, July 18

Immortals

A unique journey down memory lane featuring the music of immortal artists who passed away recently but left us with wonderful legacies.

Philippines

Dragon Fireworks

Saturday, July 21

Of Games and Thrones

This original pyromusical creation features musical themes from our favourite movies, video and arcade games, with a twist of royalty from various imaginary worlds!

United States

Pyrotecnico

 

Saturday, July 28

Rock Loves…Redux

Rock Loves… Redux! takes the 2008 award-winning display to a whole new level. This full throttled energy-filled performance is sure to be the encore stunning creation of the decade!

Australia

Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics

 

Wednesday, August 1

Shapeshifter

 

This pyromusical performance inspired by mythology, folklore and fiction dazzles and amazes with a metamorphosis of shapes that creates lights and fireworks potion.

Finale des Étoiles
Loto-Québec

Rozzi's Famous Fireworks-Panzera

Wednesday, August 8

Tribute to James Bond movies:

For Your Eyes Only

“My name is Bond… James Bond.” Travel dangerously through the story of our favourite spy, 007, from Dr. No to Spectre with songs by Paul McCartney, Adele, Shirley Bassey,Tina Turner, Madonna and more.

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec proudly acknowledges the support of prestigious partners such as Loto-Québec and Tourisme Québec, two important Quebec institutions that recognize the event’s economic impact and worldwide following. 

Technical details and ticket sales
Reserved seating may be purchased at www.laronde.com soon. For information concerning corporate and group rates, contact the La Ronde sales office at 514-397-7777 or venteslaronde@sixflags.com. Please note that all shows start at 10 PM, rain or shine. 

For the very best deal, purchase a La Ronde Season Pass. For a limited time, Passes are only $59.99 each (plus taxes and service charges) with the purchase of two or more and the offer includes free parking and a free sport bottle. For more information visit www.laronde.com

Sponsors and partners
La Ronde offers heartfelt thanks to the valued sponsors and partners: title sponsor Loto-Québec; collaborating sponsor Tim Hortons; associate partners Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal; official suppliers Chateau Ste. Michelle, Hôtel Intercontinental Montréal and Fromages Fritz Kaiser. 

La Ronde is proud to welcome back Jerome Ferrer and his team from Groupe Europea as the exclusive caterer for the magical VIP evenings. 

About the event 
The event, which was originally known as Concours international d’art pyrotechnique de Montréal (Montreal International Fireworks Competition), was launched in 1985. Today it is the most prestigious event of its kind in the world and it has been a member of the Major International Events Network (MIEN) since 2000.