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Led Zeppelin at the O2 Arena in London 2008

The 2007 live event season ended with a bang on December 10th when Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham performed a tribute concert to late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun at the 02 Arena in London. It was the legendary band’s first full show together since 1980 and arguably the most anticipated concert in a decade.
Lighting designer and show director for the definitive event was Dave Hill who had a large PRG supplied rig at his disposal that included Martin MAC 2000 Washes and Atomic 3000 strobes. The MAC fixtures, chosen for their proven reliability according to Dave, were spread across the stage (31) and audience (40). “The MAC 2K Wash’s strobe effects and quick color change are always effective,” he stated of the 1200 W MAC fixtures. “The crew were all top draw guys with Mark England leading them as crew chief.” Production manager was Jim Baggott.
Net profits from the concert went to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides scholarships for gifted children. Ertegun signed the band to Atlantic Records in 1969. Upwards of one million people registered for a chance at the 18,000 tickets.
Lighting equipment included 71 x Martin MAC 2000 Wash, 14 x Martin Atomic 3000 strobes, 14 x VL 3500 Wash, 38 x VL 3000 Spots , 1 x 40,000w Lightning Strike, 24 x 2 lite Moles, 20 x 8 lite Moles - 8 on stage, 12 for audience, 26 x 4 lamp ACL bars for audience, 11 x 6 lamp par 64 bars, and 24 x LED lite bricks. Syncrolites comprised 4 x SX3000 (3K), 8 x B52 (5K), 7 x B52D (5K), and 5 x SX10K-D.
Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Here is a link to the video used at the show.
Read all about the FOH sound and six weeks of rehearsal at pro-music-news
Further details about sound and visuals of the show will be published at and soon. Links will be posted here.
Lighting rig at the O2 arena
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