Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball

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Client:Capital FM

Account Manager:Patrick O’Donnell

Project Manager:Matthew Brown

Venue:O2 Arena

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Perception were asked by our client Energy Live to kit out the VIP suite with audio, lighting and theming to make it an inviting and exciting place to be and make the VIP guest feel special with a Christmas themed room.  The VIP suite has been held in a 40m x 25m marquee that is built on the casino slab within the O2 structure.  We were tasked with running audio throughout the marquee to give background music, as well as flooding the area with light using the Capital FM brand colours of red and blue.  Both LED uplighters, LED Battens and intelligent moving head wash lights are used to create this. Gobo projections and hanging globes were also used.  In 2016 the casino slab was developed and could no longer home the large marquee, so our kit and production was moved to the Sky VIP Bar within the O2 for last year’s event where it will now continue.


Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball is 1 of the 2 annual concerts that they put on to entertain there staff, celebrities and listeners.  It is annual held over 2 days at the O2 Arena with a capacity of 32’000 people per day.  With an average of 40 – 50 acts each taking the stage for 30minutes – 1 hour.


Once doors open to the public, our team of 2 technicians make sure that all audio is running, lighting is moving and creating the atmosphere.  Once the guests enter through the reception tunnel into the winter wonderland they are greeted with the choice of drinks and a wide range of food from around the world.  Once they have had their fill they can make their way to their stadium seat. But of course re-enter into the VIP suite at any point to refill or just relax in the environment that Perception Events has created.


Year on year Perception Events provide the production for the event every Christmas, with new ideas and creativity being added each time to give the guests something new to enjoy or talk about.

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