Billed as the world’s first festival in the sky, Red Bull Academy’s Revolutions in Sound returned with another star-studded cast lighting up the EDF Energy London Eye on 14 November.
The 30 capsules were transformed into individual club spaces, representing legendary UK nights in an event that was broadcast on Channel 4 and YouTube.
Goldie, Sasha, Gilles Peterson, Lily Allen and Graeme Park were just some of the DJs taking part. On the ground, guests had a ‘silent disco’, listening to on-the-ground DJs through headphones.
Showsec’s head of security Dayo Adelugba deployed more than 60 staff to manage multiple elements of the event, starting with build-up the day before when the popular tourist attraction was operating as normal.
“Staff had to be alert from the start as we had two dedicated entrances: one for media/artists, the other for the 2,500 competition winners and guests going into the landscape silent disco,” said Adelugba.
“Opening times were phased to load the 400-plus guests onto 30 pods on the Eye first, then gates for attendees for the landscape could be opened. Once the guests had enjoyed the first 45-minute rotation, they joined the silent disco in the landscape and a second set of guests entered the pod for the next performances.”
“We were particularly attentive to planning, briefing and communications throughout the evening to get everyone in seamlessly with the relevant passes.”
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