Battling against pouring rain and mud that threatened to swallow flight cases, we are proud to have survived and serviced our biggest Glastonbury to date supplying bespoke visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night.
Starting with Foals on Friday night, the team provided 30kg of white confetti alongside four stadium shots of white and blue streamers for the band’s finale song ‘Two Step, Twice.’ In a rare moment of clear skies the biodegradable paper flew into the air above a perfectly arranged sunset backdrop.
Closing the evening were returning headliners Muse, who became the first act in Glastonbury history to have topped the bill on all three nights of the festival. A dazzling combination of comets and mines were fired from the towers either side of the stage for song ‘Globalist,’ whilst anthem ‘Mercy’ saw 84kg of custom ‘drone’ shaped confetti pour into the audience. For the final touch, twelve stadium shots were wirelessly programmed to release 132kg of streamers which matched the colours of the on stage visuals, arcing over the crowd in an epic display of red, pink, purple, yellow, and blue.
On Saturday, our sole focus was Adele. It was essential to translate the same elegance and impact of the effects on her Tour to the Pyramid Stage with an added Glastonbury twist. With 28 confetti blowers stationed around the entire audience area, the team covered the crowd with 200kg of custom printed confetti for song ‘Rolling in the Deep.’ In addition to the usual ten handwritten quote fans can find at her concerts, brand new Glastonbury inspired notes were added to the confetti including ‘Glastonbury 4 life,’ and ‘I bloody did it!’
We then surprised crowds with a 25ft pyro waterfall for song ‘Set Fire to the Rain.’ Lasting for 30 seconds, the effect lit up the entire stage bringing the infamous song lyrics to life for the whole audience to see.
What a pleasure to return to Worthy Farm
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