BBC Hackney Weekend
Creative Direction, Scenic Design and Video Content
For Jay Z’s 2012 headlining appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend held at London’s Olympic Park, WP&A embraced the context of the previous year’s riots, setting an antagonistic, stirring scene.
Process & Planning
A lattice structure inspired by prison yard towers and cell blocks loomed upstage. Police siren lights and footage from the Hackney riots flashed over the audience creating a palpably tense, foreboding atmosphere.
- Creative Direction: Willo Perron
- Scenic Design: Willo Perron
- Video Content: WP&A
- Lighting Design: Nick Whitehouse