Live 8 was a huge International event televised worldwide (photo by: Diana Scrimgeour)
Never before had such a monumental sound production task been undertaken. Conventional solutions were not an option to achieve the required turn around time between bands, so Britannia Row Productions enlisted both the assistance of the DiGiCo team and their D5 Live digital mixing console. Preparation was the key: prior to show day, rehearsals took place at studios across London for some of the performing artists: Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Dido, U2, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters and Pink Floyd.
Above L-R: Pab Boothroyd (FOH Paul McCartney, The Who), Bob Doyle, David Webster (photo by Sarah Rushton-Read)
Above: The view from FOH to the Stage (photo by Sarah Rushton-Read)
D5 Dominates the Monitors area at Live 8 (photo by Sarah Rushton-Read)
Bono of U2 performs at Live 8 (photo by Diana Scrimgeour)
Annie Lennox performs at Live 8 (photo by Diana Scrimgeour)