Case Study

Black Pride 2022 ( The Worlds Largest)

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The worlds largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean- Heritage. LGBTQI+ People

STLS provided Audio, Lighting, Video, Power and Staging for UK Black Pride event, UK Black Pride is the worlds largest celebration for LGBTQI+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern-descent. They produce an annual celebration during pride month, as well as a variety of activities throughout the year in and around the UK, which also promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and wellbeing of the communities we represent.

UK Black Pride 2022 was to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds and we foster, represent and celebrate Black LGBTQI+ and QTIPOC culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy. Importantly, UK Black Pride promotes unity and cooperation among LGBTQI+ people of diasporic communities in the UK, as well as their friends and families.

The gear; ensuring the highest sound & lighting quality

STLS and the events team at Proud Events hosted an incredible, hotly awaited Black Pride at The Olympic Park ! Over 25,000 people and VIPs attended the glamorous event and their expectations were greatly exceeded. Anticipation for this event had grown in the COVID-affected absence of pride celebrations, meaning there was more reason than ever to provide attendees an experience worth waiting for!

STLS’s in-house team considered various designs for the event – taking elements from the classic festival theme and giving it a modern twist. STLS’s took this concept and blew it up to a production size worthy of the biggest black pride event in the world.

With STLS providing complete staging, audio, lighting and video for all the stages on site including Main Stage, Dance Arena and Talks stage.

The Design

Danny Finch and his team collaboratively developed an innovative, bespoke design with a focus on the stage video wall. Inspired by the proud events team. It spanned over 15m wide using a classic ARC stage look.  STLS lighting designers added in Martin Aura XBs, Ayrton Profiles and OXY LED Battens to name a few  Fixtures.

Audio consisted of Nexo, Martin Audio, Shure, Sennheiser, Allan & Heath for the main stage. Martin Audio Black line and pioneer DJ set up for the dance tent audio.

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