mclcreate helps deliver Country2Country 2016 at the SECC in Glasgow
Sunday, 13 March 2016
The Clyde Auditorium, SECC Glasgow
Country to Country is the annual country music festival which brings country music stars together in one place, for one weekend!
The fourth C2C: Country to Country festival was held over three nights in March 2016. Glasgow joined London and Dublin as the third venue for the 2nd time again this year. Last year’s headliners in Glasgow for the 2-day event were Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum. Carrie Underwood was the first headliner to be announced at all three venues this time around and she was later joined by both Miranda Lambert and Eric Church as the other headliners across the 3 nights in each city.
Having worked with DF Concerts in 2015, mclcreate were approached again to tender for the LED screens and IMAG camera support for this year’s series of concerts and were successful in delivering a package that ticked all the boxes technically and more importantly could be delivered out of our Scottish operations in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
With a capacity crowd of 3,000 people in the Clyde Auditorium each night, the remit for the LED backdrop was that it needed to be big, bright and lightweight. As the GLUX 10mm LED product is one of the lightest in the market place it meant that screen configurations of this size could be flown easily within the rigging parameters in terms of weight loading available. Working to the design template that was in place to provide consistency in terms of look and feel across all three locations over the weekend, the team from mclcreate in Scotland, delivered an upstage LED screen package that had the desired effect.
The crew of technicians on site from mclcreate over the three nights had to facilitate the visual requirements for a diverse range of touring acts and performers which included the 3 headliners along with other country music stars such as: Dwight Yoakam, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapelton, Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Andrew Combs, Thomas Rhett and Ashley Monroe.
The successful delivery of this project for the 2016 series of concerts has seen the Glasgow leg of the event grow in scale and size with the promoters looking to continue the momentum towards bigger and better things for 2017.