Opening Ceremony and Team Presentation
Lloyd Live Design provided the holistic design for the staging, scenery, LED, props, costumes and AV concepts. Working together with Creative Director, Martin Green, Producer John Farquhar-Smith and Associate Producer and Production Manager Chris Clay, Kate Salberg and Durham Marenghi.
The show featured rock band Embrace, singer Kimberley Walsh, Opera North Orchestra and Chorus, socially minded musicians Hope and Social (inviting 100 Leeds people on-stage to perform including 20 school children, ukulele bands, and a roller derby team, amongst others). Opera singer Helen Sherman performed Bizet, conducted by Musical Director Phil Shepperd. The show was presented by former cyclist and commentator Sebastien Piquet and sports journalist Jill Douglas. It was broadcast internationally, and on UK terrestrial television, as well as the live audience of 13,500 on the night.
Channel 4 worked with Progress Productions to produce their programming. See their video clips of the show here. Great job guys!