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XL Events behind the Jubilee Concert

Any AV professional who saw the Queen's Jubilee Concert must have marvelled at what went into it. XL Events supplied the kit.

The Queen’s Jubilee Concert was a major talking point of the UK’s weekend-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London.

XL Events’ Project Manager, Steve Greetham, worked for several weeks to specify and supply equipment and crew, both for the projection mapping onto Buckingham Palace, and the onstage wraparound LED screens and IMAG cameras for the concert stage. This was built around the Queen Victoria Monument in front of the Palace.

For the much-talked-about Buckingham Palace projections, XL Events supplied a total of 36 Barco FLM HD 20K projectors arranged in six stacks of six, 12 Barco Image Pros and two Lightware DVI matrices.

XL Events also provided the monitoring which was used by D3 Technologies for the video mapping and playback of video on the Palace, together with approximately 600 tiles of Pixled FX-11 LED which formed the large wraparound screen on the main crown-shaped concert stage.

The onstage screens were fed with an IMAG mix of the array of superstars performing including Stevie Wonder, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, and Sir Paul McCartney, using XL’s Sony Z-series HDV cameras, Panasonic camcorders, and monitoring.

In addition to providing the public screens, XL Events supplied all the sound and video equipment for the backstage hospitality areas.