Special EventsEvery now and again, events that define the fabric of our time come along and grab the attention of the entire country, and often the world.
They come in many different shapes and sizes, and affect people in as many ways; a nation uniting in celebration or respect at the 50th anniversaries of the events that marked the end of the last world war; a nation united in grief at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales; a mass for tens of thousands for his Holiness the Pope, or the feelings of hope and expectation of many as a massive cruise liner receives a Royal blessing.
Most people only ever see these kind of events in the media, or maybe attend one or two in a lifetime. At RG Jones we have been given the honour of taking the responsibility for audio at more major special events than any individual could ever hope to experience, something we are very proud of.
Examples of events in this sector include:
- Horseguards Parade
- BP Concert in Tbilisi
- Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee
- Lady Diana’s Funeral
- Naming Ceremonies for Cruise Liners Aurora and Oriana
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Latest News & Events
- 7th August 2016
In the early 1980’s, orchestral gigs in fields were in their infancy, and RG Jones were there at the coal face working with limited resources to make them louder. Such is the setting at Leeds Castle that the idea of a large scale classical picnic show with all the trimmings, fuelled by lakes of booze and cold meat platters that need satnav, caught on very quickly with the local party animals in search of a big night out and some space to throw rubber chickens around. The concert soon became the benchmark for every other open air classical gig in the country – regularly conducted at the time by Carl Davis with his very own Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with the Royal Choral Society fielding around 100, the quality of the presentation was high. The Royal Artillery were brought in to fire the guns and muskets for the compulsory rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and a massive firework display was the icing on the cake. It became so popular that the events team at the castle started to stage the show on two consecutive weekends, regularly selling 16,000 tickets to each show.Read more
- 20th July 2016
We have part of the set from the 'Blue Guitars" project up for grabs. Here's Dan, son of Neil Drinkwater, posing with the prize.Read more
- 18th June 2016
The Glastonbury gear is now on site and ready to rock. Here's a little something from last year to get you in the mood. So far they're forecasting sun for Friday. RG's are responsible for three stages this year - Pyramid, West Holts and Block 9 (Genosys) Please make way... here comes the MLA. http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/pyramid/ http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/west-holts/ http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/block9/Read more