The Story

Invited to design a mesmerising show as part of the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and lighting display, SKYMAGIC worked with Jack Morton to create an emotive performance that would inspire the world during the Pandemic.

We brought to life some of the most iconic moments of 2020, with formations including The Nightingale, Captain Sir Tom Moore and Sir David Attenborough’s turtle, as well as a humorous nod to the all-too-common phrase from a year of video-calling, “you’re on mute”.

With special narration from Sir David Attenborough, the 10-minute show designed for home-viewing and created in collaboration with the BBC, was broadcast live on BBC1 and watched by a global viewing audience of millions. It was the UK’s largest and London’s first ever large-scale drone show.


ClientJack Morton
LocationLondon, UK
Drone Count300
It is an honour and privilege to play a part in this most special of New Year’s Eve shows. It has been a long-held ambition to bring our drone light show to London and working with such a great team at Jack Morton to deliver this has been an absolute pleasure. I am very proud of everyone at SKYMAGIC who have worked tirelessly to get us here and to bring something new to the capital’s skyline.”
NamePatrick O’Mahony
RoleCreative Director of SKYMAGIC