Sports Personality of the Year 2017
Our crew have amassed a great deal of experience over the last six years delivering this high-profile live show in a variety of different venues across the country. This year was the turn of Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Dominic Tolft’s striking and versatile set was first used in 2015 and has been reconfigured each year to fit the requirements of each venue as well as delivering a slightly different look. For 2017, we created a larger orchestra pit, longer ramps on to the stage and also relocated the eight upright LED totems.
A key design feature are the long LED wands. Configured in large radiating patterns, these create dynamic visual impact at stage level and above. The lower set was mounted on a curved steel frame swooping around the 20m by 30m stage, the design continuing onto the stage floor where each wand was neatly recessed into the black gloss laminate finish. A second series of wands was suspended from the venue’s roof, forming a halo around the 8m wide main screen, while additional flown elements included a series of 15m long LED swooshes.
For the red carpet area, we created a low snapper wall and a 27m long, 3m high step and repeat wall with large format graphics and CNC’d logos.