PLASA London Show Preview

PLASA has always focused on live performance technology, and as London is the home of a large proportion of the world’s music and stage industry, it always feels like the best place to experience new sound, lighting and presentation techniques.

In the UK alone, live shows attract over 30 million customers every year, bringing in £4 billion. And according to the National Theatre, 22 million visitors travel from around the world every year to attend London shows, spending £600 million. Looking ahead, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that the UK entertainment and media industry will grow 3% per annum over the next five years.

These figures reflect the appetite for high-quality entertainment, slick events and rich cultural experiences, which is echoed around the world – with many growth markets, such as China, just beginning to see top-drawer live shows for the first time.

PLASA is all about pro-audio this year after a few years where the ‘A’ seemed to be getting lost in the shadows. There will of course also be all kinds of lighting, pyrotechnics, lasers, smoke machines, set and staging, massive screens and special effects at Olympia this year as well. And most importantly, creative people that love what they do.

Interfacio will be at the show having hot-footed it from Amst