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Star Events stages Stone Roses Wembley triumph

Star Events helped carry the Stone Roses’ perfect 90 minutes across Wembley Stadium as the band performed for a capacity crowd on Saturday.

In the first London show for the Stone Roses since Finsbury Park 2013,  getting the sound right was crucial and production manager Michael O’Connor liaised with Star Events and SSE to ensure Stone Roses’ FoH engineer’s requirements were fully met.

Star Events’ design team customised the VerTech stage wings to accommodate Wembley’s steep rake, elevating four twin hangs of sub bass and main audio boxes some 19m above the stadium bowl.

Upfield, the company’s 20m high Z Towers pointed the delays to the gods, their narrow gauge design leaving sightlines unspoiled, and sun-soaked Wembley was the one for 70,000 Stone Roses fans.

Pete Holdich, head of structures at Star Events, said:

This was our first VerTech show at the new Wembley Stadium. We know what the challenges are and, together with SSE, we were able to deliver a stage solution that ticked all the audio boxes while facilitating the tour’s stunning video and lighting design.

There’s a very good event team Wembley and we’re looking forward to going back with Adele later this month.

Star Events supplied the stage for the Stone Roses’ legendary Spike Island show in 1990 and has provided for the band’s headline outdoor shows in the UK ever since. Next stop Hampden Park, June 24.