White Light Illuminates Intimate Coldplay Gig

Intimate Coldplay gig at the Natural History Museum is part of everyday life for White Light.

Following the launch of their latest album Everyday Life, Coldplay recently staged an intimate, one-off concert at the Natural History Museum. Technical production specialist White Light (WL) was appointed to provide all lighting solutions and power distribution, as well as manage the staging and crowd management barriers.

WL’s Account Manager, Steven Burnham said: “There was a limited lead time on this project from the receipt of brief. With our established position on the Museum’s approved suppliers list and intricate knowledge of the venue, we were considered the expert choice for a special event of this nature. We were excited to work with promoters SJM Concerts for the first time.”

WL’s Project Manager, Martin Strods worked closely alongside Coldplay’s Lighting Director, Graham Feast and Lighting Designer, Sooner Routhier. A vast array of LED moving fixtures from WL’s inventory was utilised to achieve their aesthetic vision through the lighting elements. He commented: “We wanted to do justice to the iconic surroundings of the Hintze Hall and heighten the intimacy of the experience for the 850 fans in the crowd. Onsite, I led a crew of 20 who worked seamlessly to achieve full set-up of the space within two hours.”

Andy Redhead, Head of Production at SJM Concerts added: “With the limited lead time in which to design and execute this event, it was essential we work with an experienced supplier who knew the Natural History Museum like the back of their hand. It was brilliant working with the WL team, who provided a fantastic service and helped deliver a very special show!”