Stig Edgren – Concept & Executive Producer
Stig Edgren is one of the world’s foremost producers and designers of world-class events, spectaculars and concerts. Staging events from Madison Square Garden to the Los Angeles Coliseum – from Yankee Stadium to Carnegie Hall – and from The Royal Albert Hall to Broadway – his productions are always known for their creativity, quality and visual excitement. Highlights include working with world leaders including Presidents Reagan, Mandela and Clinton, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict and now Pope Francis, the 1984 Olympics closing ceremony in Los Angeles and the ground breaking Elvis Presley tribute concert.
Kim Gavin – Director
Kim Gavin is a master at choreographing events on a grand scale. The former ballet dancer is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading creative directors and choreographers. He has produced some of the biggest live events of recent years, including Concert For Diana in 2007 and Take That’s latest stadium tours. He was also the creative director of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.
Geoff Emerick – Creative Consultant
Geoff Emerick is a recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with The Beatles’ albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.
Emerick worked on numerous early recordings by the Beatles, and also helped record other artists for the label, including Judy Garland.
In 2003, he received his fourth Grammy, this time for lifetime Technical Achievement.
Luke Halls – Video Designer
Luke Halls is an Award winning international Video Designer whose work crosses a range of disciplines including opera, theatre, dance, film, fashion, TV and worldwide sellout music tours.
His theatrical work has been shown in some of the most well respected theatres in the world, including the National Theatre London, Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera London, Royal Opera Copenhagen and The Barbican.
He has also worked with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Muse, Rolling Stones, George Michael, Adele, The Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Take That and Rhianna.
Luke was also responsible for the video design of the 2012 Closing Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies.
Stufish Entertainment Architects
Stufish Entertainment Architects is the recognised leader in permanent, touring and temporary entertainment architecture and is responsible for some of the most complex stadium rock tours ever staged. Their clients include many of the biggest names in entertainment, sports and TV such as The Rolling Stones, U2, One Direction, Cirque du Soleil, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, the BBC and the IOC. Other examples in Stufish’s extensive portfolio are the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics 2008, and the Asian Games 2010. Current permanent building projects include the award winning Han Show Theatre, the Wanda Movie Park and Xishuangbanna Theatre in China as well as a multi-use theatre in Russia.
Luc Lafortune – Lighting Designer
Luc Lafortune is one of the world’s leading lighting designers. In thirty years, Luc has achieved an international reputation as one of the most daring and inventive designers. He has created iconic, exhilarating and profoundly moving imagery for some of the world’s most revered artists, including Cirque du Soleil, No Doubt, The Eagles, The Gipsy Kings, The Dixie Chicks as well as Peter Gabriel.
He works widely in both conceptual and technical development, having collaborated with the likes of Franco Dragone as well as Mark Fisher.
At Cirque du Soleil, his resumé includes the shows O, Mystere, as well as Ka.
The excellence of his work has garnered him many awards.
Peter Edmonds – Associate Producer/Production
Peter Edmonds has been a producer/production manager for many artists beginning with Queen in the early days and then major acts including Mike Oldfied, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Elvis Presley – In Concert and Beyonce in many varied locations world wide. He was given the Outstanding Contribution Award by TPI in London in 2013.