Flown LED screens at Glasgow Green

ADI provided a full event broadcast solution for Glasgow's Festival 2014, celebrating culture and sport during the 20th Commonwealth Games

In summer 2014 unprecedented crowds flocked to the Scottish city to enjoy an electric atmosphere and world-class sports.

Specially created Live Zones were a key part of the the Games, located at key venues across Glasgow. The Live Zones hosted Festival 2014, a programme of culture and live entertainment that featured across central venues like Glasgow Green, Merchant City and the refurbished Kelvingrove Bandstand.

An essential part of any live zone are large viewing screens to allow for mass communication, so ADI worked with Glasgow City Council to deliver a wide variety of LED displays and OB services across the three locations. ADI were awarded the contract back in 2013 and applied a considerable amount of time, technical expertise and logistical know-how to plan a truly bespoke solution for Festival 2014.


Glasgow Green Live Zone was at the heart of the Games, hosting Opening and Closing ceremony celebrations, and also the marathon, cycling time trial and road race start line. In addition to live sport, the public were treated to a selection of music, comedy, dance and hospitality in the beautiful park, which had been specially transformed. For the main stage, ADI installed three 36sqm flown LED screens and nearby one of the innovative iCONIC 60 Stage mobiles was positioned, broadcasting live programming across the park. Inside the Stunning People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, ADI also created a semi-permanent screen featuring 6mm SMD.

Across town is Kelvingrove Bandstand, one of Glasgow’s well-loved cultural venues and a natural location for a Live Zone iCONIC 12s either side the re-developed bandstand enhanced the enjoyment of live music, performing arts and story-telling.

ADI solutions could also be seen at the Merchant City Festival – Glasgow’s annual cultural extravaganza that was extended over 11 days and nights. A celebration of art, fashion and dance from across the Commonwealth attracted thousands, and the team built a flown LED display for the main stage area.

The screen element across all 3 locations was complimented by a full ADI outside broadcast solution, incorporating cameras, production and mixing facilities, with the team creating over 12 hours of live content every day of the games.

An ADI team of 20 were on-site for 3 weeks during the rehearsals and the Commonwealth Games, delivering over 3,380 working hours on-site.