CAPITAL ROCKS

VENUE  The Roundhouse
LOCATION  London
DATE  December 2012

BRIEF

Deliver a super-slick fundraiser with custom content and rolling bands – with minimal stage space and time!


RESPONSE

We built an enormous backstage space for rolling risers, and played and extensive game of tetris to make sure they could come on and off quickly enough. Liaising with the artists and their management on behalf of Capital, we realised soon that we also needed to extend the abilities of the (already extensive) PA in the venue and added a Vi6 to both front of house and monitors to allow for “swift recall” between the bands.

A full performance set from Lawson, Labrynth and Olly Murs meant over 180 channels of audio needed routing.

In addition to this, we had designed a seamless story-board of custom media to work across the LED and projection surfaces to really give the event a unique feel. Every artist or presenter had a full video introduction (X-Factor style!) that was played out of our dual-head catalyst.

Our partners on the project, Flare, did (as always) an excellent job with the lighting and the media whilst Imagine Believe stage management team kept a tight ship, only slipping out of schedule to a maximum of 1 minute all night! Which is good news, as we were also responsible for recording the whole thing on a full 1080p HD system from Grass Valley. 

Not only that, but Capital Rocks raised a huge amount of money for their chosen charity (Help a Capital Child) from the evening with donations from guests and through the live and silent auctions that we facilitated.

 

"I know I said this in person yesterday – but I wanted to just again say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all of your help with yesterdays Capital Rocks event. It was a significantly bigger and bolder production than the last time we did the event in 2010, and all of your hard work both on the lead up to the event and during the day yesterday really contributed to making it the success it was. We're still counting the money, but so far we've made over £401,500 for Help a Capital Child from the event – money that will be used to support young people living with cancer. This is an incredible result. I've received nothing but compliments for how professional the stage show element of the event looked, and I was incredibly impressed with how smoothly it all went with very little rehearsal. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved in the production for helping me to produce an event that we can be really proud of."

John Stratton, Head of Appeals and Special Projects, Global Charities