LONDON NEW YEAR’S EVE

LONDON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Public Celebration
Client: Jack Morton
Location: London, in front of the O2 arena

brief

SKYMAGIC were invited by Jack Morton to deliver a mesmerising 300 drone light show as part of the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and lighting display.
LONDON NEW YEAR’S EVE
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London welcomed in 2021 with a spectacular city-wide display, sending a message of thanks and hope to the nation and the world. Jack Morton worked in partnership with the Mayor of London’s office to develop the original concept and create the extraordinary experience with a dedicated team of experts.

With a 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.

SKYMAGIC used a staggering fleet of 300 drones — the UK’s largest and London’s first ever large-scale drone show — to vividly depict some of the most iconic moments of 2020 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”.

Patrick O’Mahony, Creative Director of SKYMAGIC commented, “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.”

 

Photo credits: Cris Matthews, Jack Morton & Kois Miah

Video credit: BBC

LONDON NEW YEAR’S EVE

LONDON NEW YEAR’S EVE