Concello de Santiago de Compostela
Design, production and technical operation
Multimedia show – Santiago de Compostela, Spain
ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) carried out the design and production of the “Apostle Fireworks” audiovisual and fireworks display, the high point of the annual festival in honour of the patron saint of Santiago d Compostela, capital of Galicia. The show is celebrated every year on 24 July at the Palace in Obradoiro Square and is enjoyed by thousands of local residents and pilgrims coming each year to the Galician capital from all over the world. APD has been in charge of this iconic event on fourteen occasions.
In the 2019 edition, the show was projected on the on the facade of the Raxoi Palace. APD created a multimedia show that combined audio-visual projections with 3D effects, live music, lighting effects, a soundtrack and fireworks. The audiovisual projection used cutting-edge technology to provide a resolution of 4 megapixels. The live music will be provided by local folk music group Cantigas e Agarimos de Santiago de Compostela.
The show focused on four key areas: the Way of Saint James as a channel of cultural exchange with foreign pilgrims; the city’s architecture and its growth; the integration and interdependence between Santiago de Compostela and its rural hinterland; and some great Galician women who have shaped the country’s history.