Coldplay - Sentebale at Kensington Palace

When Coldplay announced their involvement with Prince Harry’s Sentable charity in the form of a one off gig at Kensington Palace, ticket demand was unprecedented. In turn, the staging requirements were similarly demanding.

Production specialists Coloursound elected to involve Transition Video to handle all the live camera duties for the event, aimed at raising awareness and funds for work with adolescents affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

Transition supplied a 4 camera broadcast PPU setup, 6 HD cameras and provided video playback for the event which was eagerly attended by fans and celebrities alike. Hosted by Tom Bradbury with performances from several supporting acts including Josh Stone, attendees mixed with royalty and celebrities whilst enjoying the show which included a special performance by The Basotho Children’s choir.

“It was good to be working with our old compatriots at Coloursound and our long-time friend and Coldplay video operator Ben Miles too.” Said Rhodri Shaw, CEO of Transition Video.

“Our biggest challenge here was the understandably high levels of security. It takes time for them to keep such a high profile event safe. Over the years we’ve encountered just about all the challenges any AV supply team might have thrown at them. However, this was unprecedented. That said, once you and all your team are screened and admitted to site, it’s just a fantastic place to stage a live show. We literally arrived with Glastonbury mud on our boots for this show. It was the perfect antidote and the results on stage were fantastic.”

The event was a huge success, raising much needed funds for Sentable. Prince Harry joined Coldplay on stage for the event’s finale, one of the summer highlights for live events.

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

After rising to fame as front man of alternative rock band The Verve, Richard Ashcroft is now a successful solo artist in his own right. Transition Video were contacted by Director Julian Hogg and were asked to supply equipment and crew for his most recent tour.

Transition Video supplied a Hippotizer V4 Karst media server to drive the upstage LED screen, 7 HD Broadcast Camera Channels and the HD PPU including all video crew for Richard’s final two, sell-out shows; first at the Liverpool Echo Arena and finally at the O2 Arena, London.

With so many classic songs and Richard’s dominating stage presence, it’s easy to see how he’s still selling out arena’s all over Europe.

“This tour was an absolute pleasure to work on and we look forward to working with Julian and lighting designer Johnny Gaskell again soon” Rhodri Shaw – Director