BRITANNIA ROW PRODUCTIONS NEWS
As summer 2017 gets in to full swing so does life at Britannia Row. We joined Clair Global on U2's European Tour with Britannia Row equipment and crew for Noel Gallagher who is supporting the tour. The tour, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of classic album ‘The Joshua Tree’, plays London, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels in July and August.
One of a kind Cornbury Festival came to a close this year after a 13 year run. Cornbury Music Festival began in 2004 and has seen appearances from Amy Winehouse, Blondie, Elvis Costello and Van Morrison. Set in the beautiful Great Tew Estate in the heart of the Cotswolds the festival is a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party.
For this closing year the Cornbury fans saw performances form The Kaiser Chiefs, Canadian singer Bryan Adams, the Pretenders, Jools Holland and many more and a finale of fireworks on the last night to mark the occasion.
An emotional goodbye gathering from all the team behind Cornbury
The big stadium tours in Europe this month included Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams and Hans Zimmer.
Other acts touring with Britannia Row in July were Foo Fighters, Mike & The Mechanics, Jamiroquai,Amy Mc Donald, Leftfield, Liam Gallagher, Mumford & Sons, Cliff Richard, Royal Blood, Bryan Ferry, The Offspring and Two Door Cinema Club.
Other Festivals we have been involved with alongside Cornbury include WOMAD, House Festival and the Somerset House Summer Series.
Phil Collins has been touring this month with his 'Not Dead Yet Tour' through the UK, Germany and France and gears up to perform at Hyde Park's British Summertime Festival.
Robbie Williams has also been out this month with his 'The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour' which began in June with two performances in Manchester and continues in the UK before it reaches, Ireland, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. Erasure is the opening act at all the concerts.
The Foo Fighters headlined this years Glastonbury, two years after they were scheduled to perform on the Pyramid Stage, when in 2015 they were forced to pull out of performing at the festival after Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden.
The phenomenal One Love Manchester concert came together in a few short days following the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena on the 22nd May.
Ariana Grande's Clair Global touring PA system and audio crew provided the live sound for the concert together with equipment and audio technicians and sound engineers from Britannia Row Productions, with support from both Digico and Sennheiser.
The show was broadcast live worldwide. The BBC was the host broadcaster.
Ariana was joined for this prominent and emotional concert by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and the Black Eyed Peas.
It was a big weekend for Britannia Row Productions in the North West with Phil Collins at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday 2nd June, Robbie Williams at the Ethiad Stadium Manchester on Saturday and the One Love concert at Old Trafford on Sunday. Also on Sunday 3rd June Britannia Row was at the Olympic Stadium in London with Depeche Mode.
Tottenham FC left their home ground of 118 years, White Hart Lane. Britannia Row was there to supply the audio for their epic closing ceremony.
Continuing in the sporting world Britannia Row also supplied control and monitors and radio equipment and crew to the Women’s FA cup finals and the Men’s FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
We have been touring in Europe and the UK in May with Jamiroquai, Phil Collins, Paul Rodgers, Kasabian, Hans Zimmer and U.S singer Anastacia who embarks on her ‘The Ultimate Collection Tour’ for a run of dates throughout May and June. Bryan Ferry’s long awaited UK / European tour started in Milan on the 11th May. Amy McDonald also embarked on a UK / European tour which started at the Hay Festival on the 25th May.
Leftfield kicked off their UK tour with 3 Brixton shows. Depeche Mode have been selling out European Stadiums throughout May. Royal Blood embarked on their USA & Canada tour, the UK leg commenced in Cambridge on 17th May. Simple Minds has been touring Europe and the UK.
We are currently in the U.S with Mumford & Sons and the Chain Smokers.
In London legendry Eric Clapton who over 50 years since making his debut at the Royal Albert Hall, returned for three shows accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.
During May Britannia Row had a number of artists in rehearsals. Robbie Williams who is set to embark on his Heavy Entertainment Tour on the 2nd June with 8 shows in the UK and Ireland before taking it to Europe throughout the Summer. We have also been in rehearsals with Liam Gallagher ahead of his June tour and Eddie Vedder ahead of his June European tour kicking off in Amsterdam on the 29th May.
We have supported a number of shows in the Roundhouse where amongst them English synth pop duo Erasure performed on the 29th May. The Erasure duo formed in 1985 and are singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.
Two Door Cinema Club were at London’s Excel for 3 shows in May. American alternative metal band from Sacramento , the Deftones came to the UK also for 3 UK dates - London, Manchester and Glasgow.
American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow delighted her UK fans, showcasing her greatest hits alongside new material on Friday May 19th as part of her "Be Myself Tour" at the Shepherds Bush Empire. She also performed on the Jools Holland Show and the Graham Norton Show.
Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs performed a full headline show, taking centre stage at Aintree Racecourse on that same night.
Award -winning pop opera group IL VOLO, one of the biggest names in the classical-crossover genre with a sound that combines traditional opera, pop, and classical symphonic music, performed at the Royal Albert Hall on 23rd May.
Trailing his latest album, The Search for Everything, american singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer John Mayer packed out London’s O2 Arena on the 12th May.
What a great month of music and entertainment May was!