Brit Awards

2015 Lorem

In February, MRL Safety were again involved in the Brit Awards, held at London’s O2 Arena.

This was the second time the prestigious music awards ceremony had been held at the O2 following the move from Earls Court last year.

MRL Safety were asked to provide safety management for the huge pop extravaganza and once again, Jools was MRL’s lead on the project.

“I love the Brits” said Jools;” it’s such a great team to work with and the BPI always try and push the boundaries with the show, which makes it more challenging and interesting for me. I’m sure the first year we came to the O2, they didn’t know what had hit them, but the venue is great and the venue team are really good to work with…and I think they are starting to get used to us now!”

This year’s show featured a spectacular opening performance by Coldplay, along with sets by Rihanna and Adele and was closed by Britpop legends Blur.

“Technically the show wasn’t as complicated and didn’t have so many special effects as last year, but it’s always a challenge to get this many high profile performers set up, rehearsed and on stage in the time we have” Jools said “and of course, the show is broadcast live on ITV, so we don’t really have much of a margin for error. Although we didn’t have Plan B’s ‘burning man’ or Rihanna’s fire this year, the Coldplay effects were quite something, especially given the size constraints of the O2 after Earls Court; all the special effects are managed by German company FFP who are a pleasure to work with and make safe delivery of the show that much easier”.

Have a look at our photos page for some great images of rehearsals and the performances, all courtesy of Marco Birketti; we can’t wait to see what challenges next year’s show is going to bring.

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