JAY Z

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.

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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. 

Credits

  • Creative Direction: Willo Perron
  • Scenic Design: Willo Perron
  • Video Content: WP&A
  • Lighting Design: Nick Whitehouse
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Execution

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