Light up the sky to promote your new movie, Arnie?Of course we Cannes!

Fantastic Fireworks at the Cannes Film Festival.
Fantastic Fireworks at the Cannes Film Festival.
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The latest high-profile coup for Pepperstock-based Fantastic Fireworks lit up the sky above the famous Cannes Film Festival.

The firm’s experts were called in to help to launch the new Expendables 3 blockbuster with a £100,000 display at the after-show party on Sunday.

A-list stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson were in the star-studded audience who tucked into lobster and champagne before the five-minute show involving more than half a ton of fireworks set off to a heavy metal music mix.

Managing director Jon Culverhouse said: “The show ended with the film’s name appearing in a unique fireworks and LED lighting rig.

“In order to ensure its safe arrival in Cannes the 30ft long set-piece was broken down and transported in a 4x4 vehicle – a 700-mile journey that took 16 hours!

“Other members of the Fantastic Fireworks crew flew down to set up the fireworks on a 30-metre barge moored in Cannes harbour alongside some of the world’s most expensive yachts.

“Fired by computer, more than half a ton of fireworks hit the sky bringing cheers from the celebs.

“Earlier in the day Arnie and company had paraded through the streets of Cannes in a convoy of tanks, bringing the city to standstill as they promoted the latest in the Expendables superheroe​s franchise.”

Click here to see a video compilation of the display and see the stars in Cannes