PRG UK, regarded as Europe’s premier provider of festivals supplied lighting and rigging for British Summer Time which ran from Friday the 5th of July to Sunday the 14th of July. PRG worked alongside Proper Productions and Loud Sound for the seventh annual event to ensure that around 250,000 revellers who attended Hyde Park, enjoyed the line-up of some of the most recognisable artists and bands within the music industry.
Our specialist team was sent down to set up the entire lighting system, truss and lamps over three days, which was supervised by Crew Chief Luke Jackson. The overall rig was a masterpiece of flexible design which was essential to allow us to meet the needs of the first-weekend headliners, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and Barbara Streisand on consecutive days and followed by the second-week headliners Florence and the Machine and Robbie Williams.
The full lighting rig consisted of 2-Lite Molefays, 8-Lite Molefays, VL3500 Washes, Icon Edges, GLP X4s, SGM P-5s, Solaris Flares, along with PRG’s proprietary fixtures which were Best Boy HPs, Groundcontrol Best Boy followspots and Groundcontrol Longthrow followspots, during in which time has been appreciated by over two million festival-goers since our involvement with BST.
One of the highlights of the festival was working with Robbie William’s creative team under the guidance of lighting designer Matt Pittman from Pixelmappers and associate lighting designer Matt Smith from Bryte Design to provide the additional technical solutions required for Robbie Williams’s festival-closing performance.
Since PRG has remained the market leader and the go-to supplier for delivering technical event services for most of the UK’s largest festivals, our expert team were aware that careful preparation was a vital part of the meticulous planning process before all of the equipment and crew arrived on-site. The team worked diligently together to oversee that the lighting system was constructed in the most efficient, safest way while ensuring the lighting equipment was all fully functioning during all of the days British Summer Time festival ran.
PRG is a leading international full-service provider of technical expertise and equipment for corporate and special events, music touring and festivals, theatre and the arts, exhibitions, brand activations, and film and television productions. To find out more about what we could do for your next event, get in touch at prg.com/uk.