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Apple Music Festival 2016: One Republic, Bastille and Britney

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Quantum was extremely excited to be back at the Roundhouse for the 10th anniversary of the Apple Music Festival (formally known as the iTunes Festival). This year we were supplying three major artist including One Republic, Bastille and…wait for it…Britney! Yep that’s right, Britney is back. After five long years the pop princess returned to the UK for a classic rendition of all her major hit.

ONE REPUBLIC

Starting off on Wednesday 21st September we joined One Republic for what can only be described as a dazzling, high energy set full to the brim with SFX. The boys pulled out all the stops including atmospheric Low Smoke for song ‘Apologise’ and a shower of Silver and Red Laser Confetti. Made from holographic paper the confetti is made to catch the shifting light of laser displays perfectly and did just that for hit track ‘Counting Stars.’ The shiny ticker-tape flickered down around front man Ryan Tedder as he launched himself in to the singing crowd.

 

As the pace slowed for Tedder’s beautiful rendition of Louis Armstrong ‘What a Wonderful World,’ the Quantum released Smoke Filled Bubbles adding some extra enchantment to the set. Stationed on either side of the stage the bubbles rose gently into the air causing the audience to whoop in delight. You can watch the magical moment here.

To close on one last bang we provided 4 Stadium Shots of Red Powder Confetti for song ‘If I Lose Myself.’ With the energised crowd going wild, NME describes the moment as ‘an explosion of red glitter, [that] max[ed] out the euphoria levels for one big finale.’

BASTILLE

Next up for Quantum was a dry hire for Bastille on the 26th. We supplied the boys (including their surprise guest Craig David!) with 25 x 5ft Red Balloons that were thrown into the crowd during song ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer.’ For the set’s ‘climatic moment of triumph,’ Quantum provided the material for a hit of white and red Confetti and Streamers that flew into crowd.

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BRITNEY SPEARS

Last but by no means least, we joined Britney for a 90-minute full power set that spanned all of her 8 albums and included 9 outfit changes, non-stop choreography and a lot of pyrotechnics (to our delight!)

For opening song ‘Work B***h’ we provided a fitting combination of Pink Mines, Red Flashes, and Silver Gerbs that sparkled behind the backing dancers.

More pyro was seen in the form of Red Comets, Gerbs, and Silver Mines for classic track ‘Hit Me Baby,’ whilst our LSGs were put to good use creating sultry Low Smoke for tracks ‘Slave,’ ‘Make Me Oooh,’ ‘Toxic,’ ‘Stronger’ and ‘Crazy.’

‘Till The World’ served as the final track of the night and to mark the occasion Quantum released Gold and Silver Mylar Confetti that rained down on the audience before a chase of pyro lit up the stage. Silver Crackle Mines, Gold Glitter Mines, and Yellow, Red and Green Comets shot up as Britney thanked London and waved goodbye to an ecstatic crowd.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all involved!

By Maisie

Upbeat Maisie writes about the jobs we’ve completed and successfully trawls google and various social media sites for fabulous photo’s of our effects in situ. She is mainly fuelled by coffee and chocolate covered rice cakes.

By Maisie

Upbeat Maisie writes about the jobs we’ve completed and successfully trawls google and various social media sites for fabulous photo’s of our effects in situ. She is mainly fuelled by coffee and chocolate covered rice cakes.

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