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Saudi Arabia welcomed back WWE Crown Jewel for a fourth year in November 2022. Held in Riyadh’s Mrsool Park Stadium, a growing and diverse audience watched the wrestling spectacle. Neg Earth Lights provided lighting, rigging and automation for WWE Crown Jewel, continuing a close relationship with event planners and lighting design team Jason Robinson and Jason Shaw.


We have provided services for WWE shows since 2018. Our project manager, Gavin Maze, took pleasure running the project for WWE for the 8th time, explaining “Each one comes with their unique challenges – weight loading, heat and the occasional sandstorm are a few examples! However, we have got these WWE Saudi shows down to a fine art now, being able to draw on what we’ve learnt from the previous shows and the experiences of our crew working in various venues across Jeddah and Riyadh. These experiences added with the relationships we have built over the years with the teams mean we are able to smoothly deliver a high spec and complex build each time.”


Gavin recognises though that this delivery is a reflection on the team at home and away; “Like everything we do at Neg, it’s a real collaborative effort across the company ensuring that the team we send out are well supported,” he continues, “The Neg team are heavily involved in co-ordinating the shipping, crewing and build schedules. From the crew team arranging flights and visas for crew all over the world, to our warehouse teams meticulously preparing equipment – pulling all the threads together can be both challenging and rewarding”


The WWE team really know how to fill a stadium, with over 600 moving heads and strobes, they excel at creating dynamic effects throughout the show. We also supplied approximately 10km of cable and an extensive MA3 and Luminex control system. Onsite efficiently installing this mammoth system, were 18 highly talented crew members, as well as 16 crew from Show stars crewing company and 14 riggers from TECS.


Gavin concludes, “It is a highlight of my year sending out such a large team and system, here’s to the next one!” The team at Neg look forward to providing further equipment to WWE in the years to come.


Lighting Design team: Jason Robinson and Jason Shaw.

Photo Credit: WWE


For an immersive display like no other, Neg Earth are proud to be the providers of the lighting, rigging and control for YUNGBLUD’s 2023 World tour. 

With a sell-out first show on 16 February in Cardiff, Wales, rock sensation YUNGBLUD began his world arena tour 2023 in style, with fans rocking up from all over the UK for an unforgettable pop-punk performance. From Glasgow OVO Hydro to OVO Arena Wembley, headliner YUNGBLUD has spoiled his fans with a 20-song setlist as well as introducing award-winning Neck Deep in the support slot. Being one of the UK’s leading pop-punk bands, Neck Deep are well placed to compliment this truly spectacular world tour. 


The powerful and electrifying Chauvet Color Strike M has been interspersed throughout the rig, but it is the Ayrton Magic Panel R that commands centre stage. These high-performance Ayrton fixtures feature a collection of LEDs which enable a striking rotation of visual effects used to great effect by the show’s designers. Dominating the upstage were 3 stacked trusses with a powerful combination of the Chauvet Color Strike M,  Ayrton Domino, and a 20k Tungsten Power Beam perched in between, projecting its immense beam onto the drummer, Michael Rennie, evoking a 70’s rock nostalgia for devoted fans. In addition, the unique Film Gear Tungsten Power Beam 24k 20kW, created a dramatic display with a striking contrast of spot-to-flood lighting, giving a motion-picture effect whilst complementing the industrial atmosphere of the show.  

With the world arena tour underway, YUNGBLUD will be travelling to France, Spain, Italy and more, to perform at his sell-out shows. Neg Earth are joining the tour to help stage designer Sam Tozer’s desired vision come to life. 


Photo credits: Tom Pallant / Luke Dyson 

Production Manager: Richard ‘Wez’ Wearing 

Project Manager: Martin Garnish 

Lighting Designer: Sam Tozer 

Lighting Director: Liam Griffiths 

Special Effects: ER Productions 


On the 18th of June 2022, world-renowned rock band Stereophonics took to the stage in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, with the iconic Sir Tom Jones and indie-rock sensation Catfish and the Bottlemen performing alongside them, for an unforgettable punk performance. For the show, Stereophonics performed their twelfth studio album ‘Oochya’, featuring the hits ‘Hanging on your hinges’ and ‘When you see it’.  

 Neg Earth Lights are delighted to have provided the lighting and rigging for the concert, supplying the stage with the latest innovations of fixtures to truly wow the audience of dedicated rock-loving fans. Our team worked closely in collaboration with Lighting Designer Brent Clarke to bring his creative vision to life. Brent Clarke spoke with the Neg Earth Lights team and revealed, “I think the Stadium was chosen as a way to go back in time and celebrate the gig the band did at Morfa Stadium in 1999,” he continued, “I also think it was their way of saying that live concerts had returned to Cardiff, as the concert was titled ‘We Will Keep a Welcome.’”  

The show featured four independently moving panoramic screens which were sub-hung from header trusses. These trusses were chosen to carefully hide the rigging for the automation system. Each screen was surrounded by GLP Impression X4 bar 20s, creating the boxed effect for the visual display.  

7 ROBE Robospot were supplied as the follow spot system. This innovative control system helped to synchronise fixtures that followed the band across the entire stage.  

Neg Earth Lights were thrilled to be the supplier of the lighting and rigging for this show. Our talented team and crew helped turn Brent Clark’s vision into a spectacular rock reality. We were honoured to have received a special mention from the Lighting designer, “I really enjoyed working with everyone and the team from Neg were spectacular in every way. I couldn’t have asked for a better team!”  



Photographer: Hans-Peter van Velthoven 

Lighting Designer: Brent Clarke 

Production Manager: Dave Nelson 

Neg Earth Lights were delighted to once again supply the lighting and rigging system for Sting’s Autumn tour. 

Utilising our custom-made truss with sliding forks, this enabled us to create the arch shaped lighting trusses, turning Lighting Designer Danny Nolan’s design into reality 

We have worked with Lighting Designer Danny Nolan for many years, producing some great shows together. This tour was no exception, however this design came with a twist. Using precision engineered sliding forks from Tyler truss we created an arch shaped pre-rig truss. 

It was a pleasure to supply lighting and rigging for Westlife’s 2022 Stadium Tour. Featuring the all-new Ayrton Cobra alongside Chauvet Colour M and SGM Q8 Flood strobes.


Produced by @247productions
Creative Directors @weareblackskull
Lighting Design @tim_routledge_lighting_design
Production manager @Tbyjhnsn
Lighting Programming: @polarised.reality
TV Programming: @morgantevans
Lighting Vendor @negearthlights
Special FX – @strictlyfxuk
Stage Manager: @savile
Photos: @timmsy @raykeoghmedia @andrew_takes_photos_


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It was great to see Jessie J in action on her tour of Europe this summer.

Rigged and illuminated by our equipment, the tour heavily featured fixtures such as GLP Impression FR10 Bars and SGM Q-8s.


Set & lighting design – @morgantevans of TRLD @tim_routledge_lighting_design
Lighting vendor – @negearthlights @gavinmaze
Tour Manager – @markpickard
Production manager – @jamesnecro
Lighting Techs – @_billycoates & Adam Millard
Set construction – @oxeventhouse
Set Carp – Luke Taylor
Production – @247productions

Photos/video credit: @starlitefestival @morgantevans


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Jungle have been touring world-wide in 2022, illuminated by our technology leading lighting equipment and designed by Cassius Creative. Equipment on the tour included MAC Viper Air FX, MAC Aura XB, TMB Solaris LED and our new-in SGM Q8 creating the iconic staging and lighting that identifies the group. Jungle is set to complete the EU festival tour and go on to Australia and the USA later this year.

Images from Brussels gig, taken by Martin De Gennes (@MartinDeGennes)

Production & Lighting Design: Cassius Creative


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Neg Earth Lights provided lighting and rigging solutions for Glass Animals’ UK 2021 tour. The Cassius Creative lighting team used a mixture of GLP JDC1 LED strobes and Martin MAC Aura XB LEDs controlled by GrandMA2 console. The colourful and innovative set design included palm trees which were uplit by Astera AX5s; the floor also featured JDCs and Ayrton Ghiblis.

Production & Lighting Design: Cassius Creative
Video Content: Sila Sveta
Lighting Director: Alex Noel
Production Manager: Simon Lutkin
Tour Manager: Tom Allen

Lighting: NEG Earth Lights
Video: Blue i Event Technology
Set: The Next Stage
Scenic LED: LED Creative
Photos: Joe Okpako

The Lighting Design team of Jason Robinson and Jason Shaw used Lighting and Rigging supplied by Neg Earth Lights to create a spectacular backdrop for WWE’s world-renowned Crown Jewel event.

The lighting rig supplied featured over 1,100 fixtures, including 150 GLP JDC1 LED Strobe, 250 Clay Paky Sharpy / Sharpy Washes and 8 Robe RoboSpot systems. We also supplied well over 400 metres of truss and over 200 chain hoists.

A strong and experienced crew of 18 from Neg Earth Lights helped create this worldwide spectacle which broadcast on 21st October 2021.

Lighting Design Team: Jason Robinson and Jason Shaw