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Saville on The A Team for intimate Ed Sheeran gig

Conference and event AV provider Saville proves Perfect fit for Ed Sheeran charity gig in London
03/07/2018

Pictured: Host Dermot O'Leary chatted to popstar Ed Sheeran at "An Evening with Dermot O’Leary and Ed Sheeran"

Conference and event AV provider Saville was part of The A Team for an Ed Sheeran charity gig in London.

Popstar Sheeran - whose hits include The A Team and Perfect - joined TV’s Dermot O’Leary for an exclusive fundraising evening at The London Irish Centre in Camden. Saville designed and delivered the event production for ‘An Evening with Dermot O’Leary and Ed Sheeran & Special Guests’, together with creative concepting and dynamic set and staging fit for the popular singer.

Sheeran took time out of his Divide tour, which has seen him play to more than 1.5 million people globally, to perform for just 400 guests at the exclusive event, including Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, actress Courtney Cox and comedian Alan Carr. The evening saw Sheeran perform an acoustic set and sit down for an intimate onstage chat with The X Factor’s Dermot O’Leary. DJ sets by Annie Mac and Sara Cox rounded off the event with a celebratory afterparty.

Saville overcame tough competition to secure the title of production partner for the event, working closely with the London Irish Centre to deliver the spectacular show, which raised a staggering £250,000 for the LIC.

Gary Dunne, Director of Culture at the London Irish Centre, explained: “This was a hugely exciting event for the London Irish Centre, and one of the biggest live shows we’ve ever hosted. The scale of the evening called for a production company that really knows their stuff, and Saville certainly does. The reaction from the guests on the evening was amazing, and we well and truly pulled off a world class production fit for our VIP guests. What a night!”

Rob Morrison, Client Director at Saville, commented: “To be involved in this event was a huge privilege, and we had a fantastic experience working closely with Gary and the team to design and create this once-in-a-lifetime show. Having played to thousands of fans each night at Wembley, this gig was quite different for Ed Sheeran, so we needed to make sure we created something special. Everything from the set and graphics right through to the lighting and sound on the evening was perfect; but it was the audience’s reaction that we’ll remember for years to come.”


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