Las Vegas Grand Prix Inc
Formula 1 Heineken Silver Grand Prix Las Vegas Opening Ceremony
Broadcasted live on ESPN2, the show began with an immersive display celebrating the arrival of Formula 1® in Las Vegas for the first time since 1984 with performances by artists such as Andra Day, Bishop Briggs, J Balvin, Journey, Keith Urban, Steve Aoki, Thirty Seconds to Mars, will.i.am, Kylie Minogue and more.
- // 2023
- // Opening Ceremony
- // Las Vegas, USA
To create the show, the creative team drew inspiration from Las Vegas’ rich entertainment history and the clever use of stagecraft, technology, and scale Las Vegas provides. The design consisted of seven mobile stage units, each with their own integrated lighting, sound, and power. Concealed lifts allowed the artist to make a surprise appearance on top of the units surrounded by bespoke video and lighting content, creating a unique performance.
"The opening ceremony will be a spectacular show that blends the incredible entertainment value that Las Vegas has with the speed and thrill of F1. Drawing from Las Vegas’ amazing history of entertainment, the creative team under the leadership of Brian Burke set the bar very high for this show, and it gave us so much inspiration to create something unique for this event”
// 7 mobile LED stage units
// Structure made with over 650,000 fabricated parts.
// 588 Yes Tech LED tiles were used for the units’ floors;
// 560 Titan X IB65 8.33mm tiles for the side walls.
// Each unit is 27′ long x 12′ wide x 20′ tall.
// Three of the LED stage units were used as the winners podium
Show Director/ Executive Producer/ Show Creator and Manager Brian Burke Creative Production Design STUFISH Executive Producer Kelley Parker Emily Prazer Christoph Jamann Producer Louanne Madorma Director Mark Stepp Lighting Design DX7 Design Sound Design Randy Huston Video Design Silent Partners Studio Staging and Lighting Supplier PRG Event Production 1826 Costume Design Laury Amith Writst Bands Pixmob LED Flags M Plus Plus Drones ER Lasers