On 1 June, our local stadium, Twickenham stadium, hosted the global event ‘Sound Of Change’ which was presented by the Chime for Change campaign — a GUCCI backed global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment.
The proceeds of the concert will help fund 120 different projects in 70 different countries supporting women and girls.
Chime for Change was founded by Beyoncé, actress Salma Hayek, and Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini.
The show featured Beyoncé who performed with rapper husband Jay Z, as well as Ellie Goulding , Jessie J, Florence and the Machine, Jennifer Lopez and a host of other stars.
The concert was broadcast in 150 countries to an estimated audience of one billion people.
The concert took place 100 years to the day since Emily Davison became a martyr for women’s rights, when she threw herself in front of a horse at the Epsom Derby.For the show we used a large L-Acoustics K1 main system in the stadium. The system was zoned and controlled with 11 Lake processors in combination with LA-8 amplifiers. 360 microphones and 24 hand held radio mics were used over an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ stage with a variety of consoles to suit the artistes appearing – 2 x Midas Pro 9, 2 x Avid Profile, 1 x Digico SD8, 1 x Yamaha PM5D. A Midas Pro 2 was used as the show board for presenter mics, stings & VT. 42 d&b M2 wedges, 24 Sennheiser IEMs and 12 Shure P6 hardwire packs were used on monitors. The side fills on the main stage were L-Acoustics ARCs / SB28's.
Seventeen of our sound engineers, system technicians, radio technicians and audio technicians worked on the event.
"I was particularly impressed with Britannia Row and have no idea how they held it all together. Every detail was worked out in advance with military precision."
- Tim Summerhayes - Sound of Change main Broadcast Engineer and Red TX Director