9 October 2012

Live From Jodrell Bank / Ear To The Ground win Best Outdoor Event at the Event Awards

Live From Jodrell Bank

Live From Jodrell Bank / Ear To The Ground win Best Outdoor Event at the Event Awards

The Best Outdoor Event award at the Event Awards was won by Ear To The Ground for the Live From Jodrell Bank festival.  The 2011 event was headlined by The Flaming Lips and was the first time a music festival took place at the internationally renowned astronomical research centre which hosts the Lovell Telescope, an icon of science and engineering.  The 2012 festival doubled its capacity and the headline show with Elbow sold out in an astounding 60 minutes.

Live From Jodrell Bank won the award at the prestigious ceremony beating off competition in the category from Taste Of London, Naked Urban Surf, Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, Jamie Oliver’s Big Festival and Talisker’s Sail In Cinema.

The Event Awards celebrate the pinnacle of achievement and benchmark of excellence for the creative, exhibition and experiential sector in the UK.  The category was open to organisers who produced an outdoor event that surpassed the briefs expectations in terms of press coverage, visitor numbers, ROI, innovation, creativity and client satisfaction as well as laying foundations for future success.

Ear To The Ground produced this innovative project that took visual projection and marrying music and science to a whole new level.

Live Director Jon Drape comments "It was an amazing opportunity to push the bar in terms of bringing together cutting edge production in a completely new environment. The Live From Jodrell Bank series are a credit to all involved, a big thanks to the staff at Jodrell, all suppliers, artists and everyone else involved."

Live From Jodrell Bank is in collaboration with the team behind the Kendal Calling festival and the team behind The Warehouse Project.

Elbow’s 2012 headline performance has received huge critical acclaim from the media, audience and the band themselves and to mark the occasion the band are releasing a DVD of the show, their first ever live DVD.  Self confessed ‘space nut’ Guy Garvey has said the band always wanted to perform at Jodrell Bank and that ‘the opportunity to perform alongside the local icon of space exploration filled him with cosmic glee’.  Their triumphant show will be marked by this release.

The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond whilst also beaming their visual projections on the 76 meter Lovell telescope.  Science workshops, lectures and experiments took place throughout the day.

Details of Live From Jodrell Bank 2013 will be released in due course.  A promotional video of the series can be seen here -

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