As people’s health is our priority and gatherings of more than 5000 people are prohibited until September, the international Festival of Pyrotechnic Art competition has been postponed until 2021. Thank you for your understanding and your loyalty. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

The duellists in the stars – 2019 Season

To win the vestal, 5 competitors from Europe and across the Atlantic will come and do battle in the middle of the night. The battlefield? A floating arena made of 5 barges, one bay and an entire sky! And the witnesses to these spectacular jousts? A jury of specialists and a passionate crowd that each entrant will have to try and win over to their cause. The scenario for this new pyro-musical season promises a great show and definitely a few wonderful surprises and discoveries. As an epilogue, a 6th protagonist will take his turn at making the powder talk, without challenge, other than to demonstrate his talent and bring a beautiful close to this 2019 Festival…leaving behind an unforgettable memory.

The fireworks can be watched online (live or recorded).

The display soundtracks are broadcast live on Cannes Radio, frequency 91.5 FM

Vote for the fireworks that have seduced you, moved you and blown you away!

Listen to live music on Cannes Radio

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Edition Programme

Six evenings during which the Bay of Cannes will embrace a thousand fires, ephemeral coloured stars and other compositions created by the greatest international pyrotechnicians.
A marvel for an ever-increasing audience; every year over 700,000 spectators attend the Cannes Festival of Pyrotechnic Art as a whole.

On the 2019 programme : 

14 July                                     Germany                              Steffes-Ollig
21 July                                      Italy                                       Martarello Group SRL
29 July                                     Austria                                  Feuerwerke Jost
7 August                                  Sweden                               Göteborgs FyrverkeriFabrik
15 August                                United States                      Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks
24 August                                France                                 Compagnie Lux Factory

Grade the fireworks



To take part in awarding the Public Prize, spectators are invited to connect to the website: from 14 July to 18 August 2019, where they can award a mark from 1 to 5 (from passable to very good) for the firework displays taking place on 14, 21, 29 July, 7 and 15 August in the Bay of Cannes.

On-line voting is open at the end of each show. The winners will be announced on 24 August.

Vote and win!

To reward participants, prizes will be awarded among those voting for the Public Prize (seats to a show).

The winners will be selected by a random draw among the participants. This will be held by the organizer under the control of court officer.

All the firework displays are in competition, except those on 24 August.

Discover our offers

The Cannes Festival of Pyrotechnic Art also offers the opportunity to watch the fireworks from the Rooftop of the Palais des Festivals and enjoy an unimpeded view over the Bay of Cannes to watch the show away from the crowd.

Come and also enjoy a unique experience in the heart of the Festival: visit the floating installations, meet the pyrotechnicians, etc.

Groups, companies or just simple visitors, there are several packages available:  There’s something for everyone!