extensive draping to transform London’s O2 Arena and temporary after show party
venue for The BRIT Awards 2016 in association with MasterCard, 24th February.
The 2016 ceremony marked the 36th edition of The BRIT Awards, one of the music industry’s most prestigious events, and witnessed
performances from Adele, Coldplay, James Bay and Jess Glynne. In order to
create a spectacular visual experience for the celebrity guests, as well as for
the millions of viewers watching at home, Blackout installed a variety of its
drapes, whilst meeting the needs of the production team.
For the main show, Blackout provided a 70m x 24m backdrop in
black drape with two tracked entrances, drape borders for the video trusses, a
30m x 8m front border, drapes for the front of house control and dressing to
all the camera platforms, to ensure the whole focus of the evening was on the
Blackout also supplied pipe and drape for the red carpet
walk in, which welcomed celebrity guests including Rihanna, Florence Welch and Jack
Garratt. Black voile drape was also supplied to the VIP bar.
For the prestigious BRIT awards after party, Blackout supplied pipe
and drape to mask the catering area and 50m x 6m of gold slash drape, adding an
extra element of glamour to the evening.
Chris Brain, Blackout project manager commented: “We’re
proud to get the opportunity to work on The Brits, as it’s always such a spectacular
show to be part of. We worked closely with designers and the production team to
help ensure the main stage and the after party venue were dressed seamlessly to
reflect the glamour of this event. As The BRITS is broadcast live, creating a
truly visual experience is paramount to the enjoyment of the celebrity guests,
as well as the viewers watching at home and the end result, as always, looked