The festival organiser, Sun Group, said ticket prices for the opening and final night will cost between VND400,000 (US$17.7) and VND2 million (US$88.5) per night. Tickets for children less than a metre tall will be fixed at VND50,000 (US$2.2) every night.
The host Viet Nam, along with Poland, will perform in the curtain-raising 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’s sky on 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 stalls and music shows every night along with the 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 inviting 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.