Goodbye 2017 – Hello 2018

2017 was undoubtedly a great and busy year for us. We worked on AV and production requirements for over 100 events, travelled to over 50 different destinations across the UK and even took a trip to Cuba to work on the planning for a festival too. We also clocked up nearly 22,000 miles on the road, that’s pretty much the equivalent from Birmingham to Sydney and back!

Last year closed with several important events for us including Majestic at the 02 in Brixton in December, Tidy at Church In Leeds, BassFest at Magna Science Park and Detonate at the 02 in Sheffield on New Year’s Eve amongst others.

Majestic at the 02 Islington

Having been commissioned to work on several dates for Majestic’s 2016 tour, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work on his Islington dates in 2017.

Majestic at the O2

Our  P6 LED screens took centre stage for two nights at the 02 in Islington, a venue synonymous with booking the best acts and musical talent on the scene today.

Using our in-house stage design capabilities, we created a custom installation for the shows, featuring an LED screen set-up in the shape of an ‘M’ for the stage centrepiece.

Tidy at Church, Leeds

The wonderfully bonkers Tidy brand took a trip up North to the much-talked-about Church venue in Leeds in December, with SLLFX supplying and installing a range of AV equipment for the event.

Tidy at Church, Leeds

Our IP65 rated screens were designed and built into several slabs and formations on the main stage. A central slab on the DJ booth and rear truss, alongside cross formations on the wings was installed to add depth to the stage and provide an impressive focal point at the event.

Tony from LabVisuals was on VJ duty, mixing live content and pixel mapping the LED screens on stage on the night.

6-watt SwissLass lasers were also installed and operated by a lighting jockey via Pangolin.

BassFest at Magna Science Park, Rotherham

Featuring a line up including Cause & Effect and Tom Zanetti, BassFest’s 2017 NYE event was a high-octane celebration including some of the biggest names in bassline.

BassFest NYE Sheffield

We supplied and installed P6 screen on two stages at the event, and a huge countdown graphic was displayed at midnight to ring in the New Year.

4 Funktion One F218 bass bins were set up in the back room, with 4 Funktion One Res 4 mid/high enclosures, and one Mc2 4-way amp rack.

Detonate at the 02 Sheffield

Chase and Status and Holy Goof were among the headliners at Detonate’s NYE event at the 02 in Sheffield.

Detonate NYE 2017 3

52 panels of 6mm screen were split into six segments. A large plus symbol was created for the back of the stage, alongside four wings and a slab on the DJ booth too. The content was mixed live on the screens throughout the night.

Trance Angel, The Zepher Lounge, Leamington Spa

Trance Angel NYE

Dave Asprey and AJ Gibson headlined Trance Angel’s NYE party in Leamington Spa. An array of lighting products were supplied and installed for the event, including 3-watt SwissLass lasers, 4 Rogue Chauvet Professional R2 washes and 4 Chauvet 350 Intimidator beams, creating a mix of different lighting effects.

Pro-ject V x Mr Jangles

The long-awaited return of Mr Jangles arrived in Birmingham for NYE 2017 with Pro-ject co-hosting this special one-off event at one of Birmingham’s most unique spaces – Hawker Yard.

Pro-ject NYE

Pete Graham, Jay Newman and guests headed the lineup, with Acid House, Bass Music, House, Tech House and Techno on the audio agenda.

Our Funktion One F218 bass bins were installed, along with 2 Funktion One Res 4 mid/high enclosures, and one Mc2 four way amp rack.

We also worked on 13 boxing competitions over the festive period for UWCB! Our thanks, as always, goes out to our loyal clients, if you’ve not been mentioned you know who you are!

Our continued company growth also saw us moving into a new warehouse facility in Digbeth. Culturally rich and a hive of the Birmingham music and creative industries, this location is the perfect place to lay our hat.

With 2018 now well underway, we already have a host of new and exciting projects ahead of us, check out our online calendar here to see where we are and what we’re up to so far over the coming months.

The SLLFX product portfolio and team continue to expand, if you’re working on any events this year and need assistance with your AV requirements, get in touch. We’re proud to offer years of experience and a competitive pricing structure to our clients, so why not give us a try? We look forward to hearing from you!

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