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Snowbombing

It's a place where Skrillex DJs in an igloo, The Prodigy once (allegedly) played so loud the cows didn't produce milk for three weeks, and PA equipment is ferried 2,000 metres up a mountain via cable car. Welcome to Broadwick Live's Snowbombing - the greatest show on snow, which TPi discovers, is far from the usual run-of-the-mill festival. more...

Usher

When phenomenally successful R&B star, Usher, embarked on his latest tour - The UR Experience - he replied on the cream of production providers. Kicking off in Montreal, Canada, in November 2014 and ending at the O2, London, in March, it spanned the glove, visiting various continents and thrilling fans the world over. During its final leg in Europe, TPi's Kelly Murray visited the crew to talk tech talent and creative vision. more...

Enter Shikari

Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2014 album 'The Mindsweep', British post-hardcore troubadours Enter Shikari returned to UK stages this February to deliver an eclectic mix of punk rock, dubstep, and drum and bass, all tied together by the band's famously energetic show design. TPi got acquainted with the team behind the tour. more...

Paloma Faith

In 2009, British singer Paloma Faith released her debut album 'Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?' and became a mainstay on the UK airwaves. Her infectiously bubbly personality soon gained her an army of fans, and her live performances have become a huge selling point for the artist. The recent recipient of a Brit Award, Faith is going from strength to strength as she embarks on her first full production arena tour. TPi talks retro glam and customisation at Leeds First Direct Arena. more...

Sam Smith

In less than a year Sam Smith's distinctive style and honest, personable approach to pop stardom has seem him rocket to fame. Singles from his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, regularly top the charts and, as his popularity has escalated, so too has the size of the venues that he can fill. In Just six short months Smith has collected four Grammys and two Brit Awards. This public recognition has seen his tour visit a diverse mix of venues. To facilitate this, his creative team have had to respond quickly, adapting the stage design and scale of the show as they go. Sarah Rushton-Read spent a night with the incurably romantic at O2 Academy Brixton... more...

Under The Bridge

April 2011 Issue 140

When TPi was exclusively invited into the vaults of the former Purple Nightclub at Chelsea’s famous football stadium last month, we knew we were in for a treat once we had entered the hallowed portals behind the East Stand, marked by two oversized theatre lanterns. more...

A-live In Scarborough

September 2010 Issue 133

Scarborough Open Air Theatre The decaying remains of Europe’s largest open air theatre have been brought back to life with a £3.5M council-funded restoration, including a unique roof by Total Fabrications. TPi reports on the re-launch of Scarborough’s forgotten treasure... more...

A Legacy Unfolds - The British Music Experience

April 2009 Issue 116

British Music Experience March saw the opening of a new, permanent exhibition at London’s O2, dedicated to the history of British popular music and featuring a staggering audio-visual installation. Mark Cunningham caught a preview of the British Music Experience... more...

AFRICA DAY

August 2008

New lighting talent spotted in Jo'burg! more...

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