When the legendary Paul Oakenfold became the first DJ to perform live at Stonehenge, we were invited to bring the prehistoric monument to life with a cutting-edge video projection display.
Teaming up with the star performer at such an iconic venue, one that must be treated with the utmost respect, was full of challenges. But that’s just the way we like it. And it rocked!
No-one had been allowed to perform at Stonehenge before, even the aptly-named Rolling Stones had tried, for fear of pumping bass and large crowds causing unimaginable damage.
But Oakenfold, officially the world’s most successful DJ, overcame these issues by using clever noise-reduction technology and only inviting 50 close friends. That noise-reduction? Silent disco headphones! Everyone present heard the music in their headsets but take them off, and the traffic from the nearby A303 nearly drowned out the noise from the speakers at the DJ booth.
As he performed his music in front of the incredible stones, with DJ pal Carl Cox guesting back to back, our stunning digital displays dazzled across the monument as the sun set.