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Music Festival Makes History with First Ever Firework & Drone Spectacle in UK

Drone Show Technologies
July 25, 2023

The 2023 Secret Garden Party etched its name in history on Saturday, 22nd July, as it unveiled a groundbreaking fusion of fireworks, lighting, and lasers, complemented by an awe-inspiring drone display, powered by the cutting-edge Drone Show Software from SPH Engineering. This marked the largest multi-media airborne act ever witnessed at a UK music festival.

The captivating drone display, titled Cosmic Wisdom, was produced by Celestial, renowned for its shows such as Eurovision and London NYE 2023, adding a signature touch to the festival’s ‘Saturday Spectacle’. The commissioning of Celestial by SGP supports the festival's pursuit of a more sustainable experience by incorporating cutting-edge and environmentally friendly Drone Show Technologies, along with their traditional fireworks.

Cosmic Wisdom fused the timeless perception of Alan Watts with mesmerizing sacred geometry and aimed to move people with the profound messaging in words, and be gripped by the cutting-edge neon visuals that, combined, represent some of the inner workings of the universe. The show served to uplift, enlighten, and inspire universal audiences.

“It’s hard to put into words the excitement felt by myself and my team when working with Celestial to realize this vision. The creative journey we have been on to produce this multi-media spectacle with ‘Cosmic Wisdom’ at its center has been exhilarating and life-affirming. This was collaboration at its purest and doing this is everything we have ever wanted Secret Garden Party to be able to do and hope to continue to do.” Freddie Fellowes, Secret Garden Party Founder.

"For years we have dreamed of combining the timeless wisdom of Alan Watts with our ethereal light displays, which appear like the stars brought to life. We have finally created ‘Cosmic Wisdom,’ a mesmerizing and thought-provoking show which pairs animated sacred geometry with some of Alan Watts' most profound messaging. We are so grateful to The Secret Garden Party for allowing us to design this unforgettable intersection of innovation and beauty.” John Hopkins, Celestial Founder & CCO.