Finished 2019 Pohang International Light Festival successfully.
· Date 2019-06-26 18:01
Here is Light Metropolitan City, Pohang! Finished 2019 Pohang International Light Festival successfully.
- Good reputation for connection between well-organized story line based on tales and programs
- Compliment from specialists and audiences with Korea best 1km of firework launch
- Set medium-long term of growth power with revised light parade including large dolls
- Turned over as a civil based festival such as civil zone, daily music fire show, civil contest
Pohang International Light Festival was intensive. The schedule has been changed from end of July hot summer to warm spring May, but citizens and tourists visiting festival increased and the program became more organized. That was the result of festival brand making for last 15 years.
2019 Pohang International Light Festival made Hyung-san River Physical park as new playground of light and auditorium of fireworks. Also, it suggested the direction of Pohang International Light Festival to be moved forward.
With the subject of “70 Years of History Pohang, Enlighten the light of Hope’, total 122,151 tourists had visited festival from May 31st to June 2nd. And it showed the power of “Pohang International Light Festival” as an international brand.
Previously it was organized as department type list program, but it was changed into story line based on tales, so it was the combination of previous program and new program. And it made the field of festival where all generation from youth to seniors.
Especially, on May 31st, the first day of festival, “Light Parade: Light, Hope, Return” with the largest big dolls and objet at Pohang canal had cancelled the opening performance due to Hungary accident. But citizen parade with big dolls, various costumes, and lights made festival burning. Tourists who came to watch parade were filled of 1.3km road, and proved the possibility as a Big Marionette Asia Hub City.
In next subject performance, there were various lights and big objet containing story. The story is that one incompetent person get confidence with the support from spirit in iron works, and it got big respond from the tourists visiting the festival.
“Daily Music Firework Show” of first day gave affect beyond the sympathy with the serenade story from 29 years old father of 4 children to his wife which is selected from citizen’s contest.
Killer Contents of Pohang International Light Festival was powerful. Greeting 70 years anniversary of becoming “City”, Pohang Culture Foundation gave a new and fantastic moment to tourists with intense fireworks than any other years.
At “International Firework Show with Posco” performed previously, Canada team proved the international class with sensitive music and various performance technique with a theme of sun and star. And Japan team showed performance of Japan festival ‘Matsuri’ with diversified color and hope along with fireworks symbolized rose which is the city flower of Pohang
The most outstanding show of 2nd day was “Grand Finale” of the biggest width firework show with expanded 1km of firework performance area. The firework performance of 35,000 shots for 6 minutes showed what the beauty of firework is to audience at site with fabulous and magnificent feast of fireworks.
On the last day of festival, Park Music Festival “Let’s Sing PangPang Festival” with the concept of new program “1st Music Picnic of Sentimental City Pohang” has showed. From the morning, many fans of Seunghwan Lee, Dail Yang, and Daybreak were waiting from 9 o’ clock, and all artists showed the best performance with bands on the stage as a reward to their fans, and made the atmosphere burning.
Stamp tour as an additional events performed for 3 days, and total 500 persons succeeded all 8 missions. “Light Zoo” played a role of photo zone to family and couples visiting festival, and Pohang International Light Festival got direction of brand theme zone combined with modern art and festival.
Not only for various food during festival, but local which created famous Pohang food such as Youngildae-beach and Jookdo market became hot places for tourists which led economic and social ripple effect of this festival.
Gangdeok, Lee, Mayor of Pohang City said, “We tried our best to show collaboration of modern program and killer contents following the trend of Pohang International Light Festival,” and “To be the real festival of citizens, we encourage citizens to give more participation and ideas to make program upgrade and continuous growth.”