Melksham-based Quantum Special Effects survived the mud of Glastonbury this year to provide its biggest service to the festival to date.
The Quantum team supplied bespoke visuals for Foals, Muse and Adele across the festival’s Friday and Saturday nights (25-26 June).
For Foals’ Friday night set, Quantum provided 30kg of white confetti alongside four stadium shots of biodegradable white and blue streamers for the band’s finale song. Muse, who headlined later that night, opted for a combination of comets and mines, fired from the towers on either side of the Pyramid Stage during the band’s song ‘Globalist’. During ‘Mercy’, 84kg of custom drone-shaped confetti poured into the audience; for the finale, 12 stadium shots were wirelessly programmed to release 132kg of red, pink, purple, yellow and blue streamers.
Quantum’s sole responsibility on the following evening was Adele’s headlining set. The team first set up 28 confetti blowers around the audience area so that the crowd was completely covered with 200kg of custom-printed confetti during ‘Rolling in the Deep’.
Brand new Glastonbury-inspired notes, handwritten by Adele, were added to the confetti, reading messages like, ‘Glastonbury 4 life’ and ‘I bloody did it!’
Finally, Quantum set up a 25ft pyro waterfall for ‘Set Fire to the Rain’, which lasted for 30 seconds and lit up the entire stage.
Gas supplier and sister company Gassed Up assisted all of Quantum’s work at Glastonbury.