Thousands of people attended the opening ceremony of Leeds city’s year of culture at Headingley rugby stadium on Saturday, 7th January 2023. This brilliant opening event celebrated Leeds self-appointed year of culture, kick starting 12 signature projects to take place throughout the year.

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Our production and LED screen tech team were ecstatic to work with the awakening’s organisers, Leeds 2023, to help create such an amazing event. We supplied over 120sqm of modular LED Screen, with 2 x 54sqm outdoor modular LED Screens, situated either side of the stage, alongside 2 smaller 6sqm BLS screens. As well as 10 x cameras, camera operators and vision mixers, helping make this a majorly successful opening ceremony.

Locally born stars such as singer Corrine Bailey Rae and presenters George Webster and Gabby Logan performed, who were all spectacularly captured on both of our impressive LED screens. The live performance was deemed a ‘collision’ of art, showcasing music, poetry, dancing, comedy and much more. Our professional team of technicians and camera operators ensured to enhance the live performances as well as the audience and viewer experience. Proving yet again that no event is out of the question for our experienced team.

Prior to the event live day, the Lightmedia crew provided their services for the production set up and rehearsals, making sure to guarantee an amazing final show. We provided 6 of our best technicians and 10 talented camera operators, who all made this opening event one to be remembered. The video captured by our camera operators was simultaneously edited by our team of vision mixers, who professionally displayed the events content and live performances. Our vision mixing team utilised our impressive production unit room and OB studio van, to create seamlessly excellent event footage for the viewers.

The ceremony closed with an amazing firework and drone light display, featuring a metaphoric giant who had been awakened from the river Aire. Our team captured the creative light display in the sky with drone videoing, showcasing the light display on both of our 54sqm screens.

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Our clients expressed great appreciation and testimony for our services throughout, helping them to reflect the amazing diversity of culture within the city of Leeds. The thousands of people who attended the awakening ceremony were blown away by the opening. Which would not be possible without the efforts of our amazing technicians and operators.

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