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BBC Radio 2 Festival in a Day
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Project Overview
Sector
Live Broadcast
Lighting Director
Liam Griffiths - Clean Bandit
Jon Barker - Pet Shop Boys
Broadcaster
BBC Radio 2 / BBC iPlayer
Band / Artist
Clean Bandit + Pet Shop Boys

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

Pet Shop Boys + Clean Bandit Live in Hyde Park September, 2019
Really Creative Media project for Radio 2 live in Hyde Park

We were delighted to be back with the Pet Shop Boys for their headline performance at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, with Clean Bandit playing earlier in the afternoon.

Jack worked on the screen content for regular clients Clean Bandit. Having worked with them for several years in a range of events, the look was ‘on-point’ with the bands style.

But it was the Pet Shop Boys in the limelight, with the Festival in a Day audience singing along through a hit-filled set and. As ever the duo gave their fans a visually spectacular show and our projection was at the heart of creating an immersive experience for them. RCM has toured with The Pet Shop Boys so slid into the task of adapting their touring set to suit Hyde Park’s huge festival stage and screens.

Nick curated the projections, with the bespoke Pet Shop Boys content we created based on the previous touring material, with four new tunes added. To achieve the spectacular, we commissioned a projection tower (between the front of house sound and lighting structures) and supplied RCM’s touring equipment package, swapping in one of our new grandMA3 consoles into the rig to replace the MA2 used on previous dates.

The band had a 7m diameter set of concentric LED rings as a physical scenic element on tour, but the nature of a multi-act, one-off show was prohibitive to physically rigging this. RCM wrote a program to take the controls from the LD’s lighting console to the on stage LED wall, meaning the effect was replicated behind the band in such a realistic way that some of the band didn’t notice the change!

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