Taking our well-honed skills from Music Festivals into one-off shows and tours; is one of our favourite type of projects at LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS. Sometimes smaller than the usual festival format, these shows always come with their unique set of challenges and eccentricities.
Seeing the production from the other side, as an incoming production into a venue, has been extremely valuable part of our journey and helped us grow and as a company and progress with all levels of production delivery.
Over the years we have been privileged to have worked with some of the worlds greatest acts on some incredible one off shows and tours around the globe. We have worked in numerous roles and across several genres of music, at shows of varying sizes and scope, giving us a key insight into all facets of production at many different levels.
UK & European Tours
Reading and Leeds
Glastonbury’s Other Stage
Alexandra Palace x Amazon Music Live Stream
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS was asked to Production and Stage Manage Central Cee’s first European Tour and first live UK performance in 2022, following the artists meteoric rise over lock down.
Following the success of the tour we were asked back to Production and Stage Manage his European tour and UK Festival run the following year (2023).
Full Project Management & Creative Direction – TheMikeGala – Stormzy 30th Birthday Gala Dinner
Production & Stage Management – Headline billing – Capital Radio Jingle Bell Ball, O2 Arena London
Full Project Management & Creative Direction – Brand Partnership, Hilton Honours Event, Hilton Metropol, London
Production Management – Production Rehearsals – The BRITS, O2 Arena London
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS has a solid and long standing relationship with Stormzy and his team. Over the years we have been asked to be involved in several shows and performances in various roles.
From full Project Management of Stormzy’s 30th Birthday party and his brand partnership with Hilton, to Production Management of promo performances, we always deliver and exceptional standard of show for this epic artist.
One of our most proudest moments was seeing this show come to life at the Hammersmith Apollo in London for the bands 3 night run at the iconic venue at the start of their UK Tour.
After working on their Headliner show at Latitude the year before, LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to Production Manage the UK tour.
We worked with the band to get them a new design and lighting team and a new raft of suppliers were brought in for the tour.
We worked closely with the band throughout rehearsals to ensure the show looked and felt the way they had envisioned. The show was received with rave reviews from both fans and the music media.
Photo by Luke Dyson
The BRITS, O2 Arena, London
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to come on board to deliver the Production and Stage Management for this one-off production design for Daves’ performance at the BRITS.
We worked with the existing team to deliver rehearsals and show for this unique performance at this iconic UK event.
Guest performers at the show included Giggs. Freddo and Meekz.
O2 Arena Residency, London
The fasting settling show in the O2 Arena history! This 3 night residency had to meet some high expectations. As well as the live shows we also shot a Jimmy Fallon performance during the residency.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS was brought in to provide technical production and stage management for both rehearsals and show and liaised with the venue, promoters and suppliers, as well as the artist team and designers.
The Design Team was replaced very close to loading into rehearsals and the show was redesigned from scratch with several new suppliers coming on board. We had to work round the clock to deliver the show on time. Definitely one of our more challenging projects!
Guest performers at the show included Skepta, TEMS and Giggs.
UK Arena Tour.
One of the few Arena Tours to take place in winter 2021, while Covid was still rife – this was an extremely challenging show to work on.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were engaged to provide the Technical Production and Stage Management for the bands UK Arena Tour.
We worked with the bands existing design team to deliver the show UK wide and advanced all venues on the tour.
Brixton Academy, London.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS was asked to come on board to provide Technical Production and Stage Management for this important show for Mahalia.
Her biggest solo show to date and one of the biggest solo shows post covid at the time, we worked with the design team to deliver an arena sized show in and Academy!
Headline Show – Lattitude Festival, UK.
The first Festival back after the Covid Lockdown, Wolf Alice where the first Festival Headline Show post covid.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to join the Wolf Alice team to help them deliver both safely and cost effectively, this important show for both the bands and the fans, in what what was still a tricky covid landscape.
We worked with the bands existing design team to come up with a new and one-off concept for the bands performance, which not only showcased a new Album, but also delivered an emotive performance for all festival goers.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS worked with the band to deliver the show on budget and within vision.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to take on the role of Production Manager and provide Stage Management for this inspired live stream album launch for YouTube.
We worked closely with the design team and the venue to bring this creation to life in very challenging circumstance during one of the 2020 Covid lockdowns.
We worked within all government guidelines to produce a safe and successful live stream.
O2 Arena, London.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to take on the role of Production Manager for this ambitious one day show at London’s O2 Arena.
In this role we advanced and specified the trucking, crew and plant requirements for all technical suppliers and liaised with the venue on all technical requirements including rigging, power and security. We produced and managed the production schedule and managed the production load in and load out were on-hand as required during the live show.
Guest performers at the show included Stormzy and Mo Stack.
Islington Assembly, London.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to take on the role of Production Manager for this one-day show for the performer Santi at Islington’s Assembly.
This role involved working from the creative brief to bring the show to life within budget. This included engaging suppliers for specific stage equipment, with a really short turn around time, producing the production schedule, running the load in, load out and show, as well as sourcing and booking a rehearsal space for the show.
Alexandra Palace, London.
A one-day show, LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to take on the role of both Guest / Assistant Stage Manager and West Hall Production Manager.
This role involved ensuring all the guest performers were at the stage on time, fitting their IEM’s and ensuring they had the correct mics.
In the role of West Hall Production Manger; this involved being the point-person for all satellite show elements located in the West Hall and other parts of the building. Satellite areas included the guest after-party, Merchandise and any sponsor activations.
Guest performers at the show included, Stormzy, Skepta, Dave and Mo Stack.
European Tour & One-off Show in Dubai.
In 2018 LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS joined the Gorillaz European Tour as the Advance Stage Manager; being responsible for the load in of this multi-truck show at various venues around Europe.
This followed on from the one-off show in Dubai we were asked to Stage Manage the bands headline performance at a multi act festival-format outdoor show.
Royal Albert Hall, London.
One of the largest shows for the band Bastille, with an additional string and horn section for this one-off show at the Royal Albert Hall; LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to cover the show from a stage management perspective for both the off site rehearsal day and the live show.
This role involved overseeing the load in and load out and ensuring all performers, guests and additional orchestral musicians were on and off stage on time and working with the full-time crew to ensure their needs were met in this venue setting.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS was asked to take on the role of Production Director for the J Hus UK Tour.
As part of this role the full technical rider was written from scratch for all elements of this bespoke show, we ran the full production rehearsals, including venue consultation, advanced the show for all venues and went on the road for the larger UK shows only. For the shows LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS was on site for, the role included running the stage from the load in, through to the live show where we were responsible for cueing live automations and getting all guest performers on and off stage, then through to covering production load out.
Guest performers at this show included Dave and Krept and Konan.
O2 Arena Takeover.
Over the August bank holiday weekend grime supergroup Boy Better Know took over the O2 Arena London for a one-day festival with multiple acts across multiple venues.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to Production Manage the show, which involved overseeing the technical planning which included all scheduling and crewing requirements and overseeing load in and load out for rehearsal and show day.
Guest performers at this show included Giggs and Drake.
Alexandra Palace, London.
Streamed live for Apple TV, this homecoming show for Skepta was the artists largest show to date and was a very ambitious production.
LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS took on the role of Production and Stage Manager for this one-off show. In this role we were responsible for all tech elements of the show and managed the production load in, rehearsals, live show and load out. Running the live show included show-calling the complex design elements, such as stage automation, pyrotechnics and multiple guest performers.
Guest performers at this show included Giggs, Stormzy and Leathal Bizzle.
After Metallica headlined Glastonbury in 2014, LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to join their Production team for two legs of the Metallica world tour spanning 2015 and 2016.
These tours included a run cross Northern Europe and Russia; and a central and South America run, including Guatemala, Ecuador and Columbia, as well as two back to back headline shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
At the end of the second leg of the tour in 2016 we were asked joined the London promotional run, where we provided the artist runner team on top of the production support.
F1 Abu Dhabi.
A one-off Headline show for Blur at the Formula One in Abu Dhabi, LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to take on the role as Production Assistant for the short leg. Involving overseeing the requirements of the production crew as needed.
A multi-stop UK and Europe tour of venues and festivals, LIBRARY PRODUCTIONS were asked to act as Tour and Wardrobe Assistant for this leg of the tour. Responsibilities included backing up both the Tour and Production Manager and overseeing all the requirements for the Dance troupe and their extensive performance wardrobe.
Timewarp Festival, Germany
Warehouse Project, Manchester &
Brixton Academy, London.
We were asked to work across 3 shows for DJ Seth Troxler’s super-group projects; Visionquest and Hot Natured. On all three shows we works across with the two projects, we took on the role of both onsite Production and Stage Manager.
The set up for the Timewarp Festival in Germany was particularly challenging, using Versa tubes throughout the entire arena space.