World Liberty Concert
THE WORLD LIBERTY CONCERT – A HISTORICAL SPECTACLE
The John Frost Bridge in Arnhem, of world fame by Cornelius Ryan’s book and Richard Attenborough’s later film ‘A Bridge Too Far’, was crucial for the ending of World War II. This is also the reason why the bridge was chosen fifty years later as the location for the biggest memorial event in the history of The Netherlands. Almost a thousand Acres of terrain were used for the historical festival, that included performances by Alan Parsons, Art Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, Cindy Lauper – to name just a few – and even of the Dutch Army and Air Force to complete the show.
The event was not only a rock concert. It was a breathtaking mega-spectacle witnessed by some 120,000 spectators, and broadcast on TV worldwide. Parts of the concert were released on a live Album by The Alan Parsons Project.
THE PRODUCTION FACTORY was responsible for the complete technical production of the World Liberty Concert: Preparation of the area, sound reinforcement, lighting, staging, fencing and barriers, and coordination of all other technical facilities including television, radio, location recording, and more.
During the one-year preparation time there was a focus on the preservation of nature all around the location – a task not to be underestimated on such a big open air production.
The World Liberty Concert was a truly historical event that keeps a place in the memory of all participating crafts.