Glastonbury 2016 culminated with Coldplay headlining the famous festival’s Pyramid stage on Sunday 26 June to a crowd of over 100,000 waving their Xyloband LED wristbands.
This was the fourth time the band have headlined the Somerset Festival. The enormous field made for a different experience making the entire area look, and feel part of a piece of artwork that the millions on TV could only admire from afar. It must have been fantastic for those in the fields turning themselves into their own light show.
"I watched Coldplay on TV playing at Glastonbury and saw the crowd wearing the latest wireless LED wristband that we had designed for our client Regler Limited”, said Chris Howsam, Director of Hillside Product Design.
Chris continued, “The stewards had been giving them out all day and the true Coldplay fans knew what they were as they are now a main part of the bands current world-wide tour but many would have no idea at all. Then, the music started and the wristbands glowed into life. The effect continued along the edges of the pyramid stage which had been festooned with wireless LED globes that Hillside had also designed”.
“Everywhere was a sea of lights, changing red, green, blue, white and yellow, constantly changing, sometimes pulsing and sometimes flashing. I had a huge lump in my throat because Hillside had played a big part in making this happen and I was proud of my team and grateful to Jason Regler, our client for his belief in us”.
Chris concluded “Coldplay displayed their showmanship and inclusiveness for the audience and the effect was sensational. It certainly energised the fans and left them all on a high at the end of the four day festival”.
Chris Evans of BBC Radio 2, even mentioned the wristbands just before the 8am news on Thursday, 7 July and said "the audience became part of the show, that is such an obvious thing to do, isn't it? Obviously now someone has done it. Genius!"
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