Take That & Oasis, Sunderland Stadium of light, 2009


Because of our experience with ‘new venues’ SEL Ltd was contracted by SJM to provide site & project management for the first show at the Stadium of Light. Being the first show requirements for access, pitch protection & and licensing had to be identified & resolved.

Additional logistical factors were a consideration as Take That used the venue to rehearse their technically demanding show for 5 days meaning a site that was fully active for 24hr shifts. Once the Take That show was over an intense change over period was undertaken & all the Take That stage & production was removed & replaced with a full touring Oasis show. Demands on the crew & staff were intense.

Because of the lack of suitable bar, catering & toilet facilities extensive exterior compounds were erected to deal with the additional demands of the various audiences.

All the shows went without a hitch & subsequent shows have been approved with increased capacity & the venue is now on the map for future tours.