Festival Insights NEWS: Star Events stages Roger Waters’ British Summer Time show
UK: Star Events redesigned the entire Great Oak Stage sub-structure and super-structure to accommodate Roger Waters’ Us + Them production, which opened the BST Hyde Park series on July 6.
With gags including smoking Battersea Power Station chimneys rising above the stage, graffiti strewn flying pigs and the surround sound effects synonymous with Roger Waters, Us + Them managed to set a new precedent, even for a Hyde Park performance.
The Pink Floyd-heavy two and a half hour show contemporized the politics from the band’s mid-70s / early-80s canon through a series of stunning visual sequences fitted to the songs.
The back of the traditional performance box was pushed up – with film, cartoons and stills on the resulting 1,100 square metre video wall focused on state-sponsored torture, refugees, human rights, Donald Trump and the singer’s support for Palestine.
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