The Atlantic Festival is an event organized by the Regional Secretariat of Culture, Tourism and Transport which combines entertainment and culture.
This festival sets the beginning of the summer season in Madeira and includes a miscellaneous of initiatives which extend throughout the month of June: the Madeira Music Festival, the Regional Arts Week and musical fireworks shows. These nightly shows combine fireworks and music, and occur on the pier at Pontinha (Port of Funchal) at 10.30pm on all four Saturdays of the month – the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
The Madeira Music Festival takes place during the first half of June and its programme is comprised of various genres, styles and repertoires in order to appeal to all types of audiences with performances by Portuguese and international performers.
The Regional Arts Week, organized by the Coordination Office of Arts Education | SREC, offers a series of events that take place in the central squares of Avenida Arriaga, at InfoArt of the SRT/DRT an in the Auditorium of the Municipal Gardens, such at the Garden Party, Regional Artistic Encounters, the Regional Exhibition of Artistic Expression and MÚSICAebs.
The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the International Fireworks Competition in Madeira; the Madeira Music Festival; the Regional Arts Week; and the “25th Tour of Madeira in Classic Cars – Classic Car Rally”. Continue reading “Madeira Atlantic Festival – Happy?”
You want a sneak preview of what you can expect to see? Then check the following video of how the city of Funchal greeted the birth of the new year. Video made by Hugo Reis and Victor Freitas. Special thanks to Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts for publishing this video. Continue reading “Madeira New Year Fireworks Live Stream”
Check out the first serie of the Madeira 2010 Fireworks videos. These are the first of the collection videos that we found on the web and we will be displaying them here or placing the link to the video page.
This year (and also 1st day of 2010) Madeira expects to re-break the world record for the title of hosting the biggest firework display in the world. A title that was give to Funchal in 2006 by the Guiness Book of Records.
The company Macedo Pyrotechnic, who will be directing the New Year Firework theatrical performance in Funchal, is making preparations for the 8 minutes exhibition … using the Funchalense sky as a stage. There will be over a million protagonists namely lights and colors lighting up the black velvet sky (cross our fingers).
The show is called ‘Ilhas Afortunadas’ (Fortunate Islands) and it consists of launching over 97,000 individual fireworks, … which is a far superior number than the 67,000 that has burned the sky in 2006 and resulted in Madeira earning the Guiness Book of Records title then.
Madeira was referred in the Guinness World Records to have the biggest fireworks event in the world. Maybe you will say to your partner Honey, lets watch the fireworks on Madeira!. We will need to wait till the end of the year? …. Actually, that is not true!
This month the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Culture organizes the Festival of Atlantic … an important event that combines culture and entertainment. The event will be divided in two main parts namely Madeira Music Festival and the International Fireworks Competition.
In the Fireworks Competition teams from four different countries will compete for putting on the most impressive pyro-musical display ever. This popular event takes place on each Saturday of June and is allegedly watched by thousand and thousand people who have a good view from various spots in the city limits of Funchal.
In the past fireworks in countries like China were used to scare away evil spirits. That was then. Nowadays city like Funchal (Madeira) such displays is intended to pray for happiness and prosperity.
For a detail programme of the Atlantic Festival can be checked out on the Internet at: www.madeiraislands.travel