Evolution, the drone light show, launches in Cardiff


Last updated on Friday 1 March 2024


Evolution, an epic drone light show which promises to take audiences on a mesmerising journey through time and space, comes to Cardiff Sophia Gardens on Friday 29th March 2024.  

The event is brought to you by Celestial (creators of drone light shows for brands across the globe), Yuup (the local experiences company) and venue partner Sophia Gardens, the home of Glamorgan County Cricket.

 

A drone light show like no other

Evolution, the drone light show, presents the very latest in creative entertainment with this spellbinding celebration of the living world.

Audiences will be immersed in an epic-scale event using hundreds of drones in the night sky, fusing cutting-edge technology and creativity to spark the imagination and stir the soul. The narrated story starts with the Big Bang, the explosive birth of the universe, before journeying into the remarkable origins of conscious life on Earth.

Audiences can expect epic storytelling with themes of transformation, growth and the perpetual dance of change. From single-cell organisms, awe-inspiring dinosaurs and the dawning of modern humans. Evolution is a captivating homage to the past, celebration of the present and glimpse into the horizons of the future.

 

An event to remember!

Following a hugely successful pilot in Bristol and the West Midlands in December 2023, with sell-out shows, Evolution is set to tour the UK, kicking off first here in Cardiff.

The event itself is suitable for both families and individuals of all ages to enjoy. With those in attendance witnessing a live demonstration of the state-of-the-art drone technology before experiencing the main drone performance.

John Hopkins, Celestial Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer comments: “Evolution has been three years in the making. This is so much more than a drone light show, it’s an experience with stadium scale, created to bring audiences together using a new medium to tell the story of time”.

Dominic Mills, Founder & CEO of Yuup adds: “We’re hugely excited to be partnering with Celestial to bring this unique spectacle to the people of Cardiff and at such an epic scale. Our pilot shows in December were attended by 40,000 people and now the show is even bigger and better. Evolution will offer a brand-new source of entertainment unlike anything anyone has ever seen before in Cardiff, encouraging people to look up and reconnect with the world”.

Martin Weitz, Bristol show attendee sums it up: “Amazing show. Everyone around us was absolutely stunned by the incredibly beautiful spectacle of hundreds of drones come to life. They really felt alive and organic the way they moved. Quite extraordinary.”

Head of Commercial at Glamorgan, Ed Rice, said: ”We are so excited to be hosting an event of the magnitude of Evolution. Sophia Gardens is an amazing venue, and we are always elated to be able to show off that we are more than just a sports venue. This show will be unlike anything that has been seen in Cardiff before, and we cannot wait for Evolution to light up the Cardiff Sky!  

The event takes place on Friday 29th at Sophia Gardens, home to Glamorgan Cricket Club. Gates will open at 5.30pm, with food and drink outlets serving a variety of tasty treats while a live DJ plays ahead of the show starting at 7.30pm.

 

Get involved

For those keen to secure a ticket to this spellbinding show, early bird tickets of £14 per adult and £9 for children/concessions are available until 1st March at yuup.co/evolution Full price tickets after that will be £20 per adult and £15 for children and concessions.


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About Evolution

Evolution, the drone light show, presents the very latest in creative entertainment with this spellbinding celebration of the living world.

Audiences will be immersed in an epic-scale event using hundreds of drones in the night sky, fusing cutting-edge technology and creativity to spark the imagination and stir the soul. The narrated story starts with the Big Bang, the explosive birth of the universe, before journeying into the remarkable origins of conscious life on Earth.

Evolution is epic storytelling with themes of transformation, growth and the perpetual dance of change. From single-cell organisms, awe-inspiring dinosaurs and the dawning of modern humans. Evolution is a captivating homage to the past, celebration of the present and glimpse into the horizons of the future.

 

About Celestial

Celestial has a reputation as one of the top drone show companies in the world, consistently delivering super premium drone animations for some of the biggest brands, including Samsung, Eurovision, Amazon Prime Video, Greenpeace, Manchester City soccer club and many more.

Celestial is a collective of animators, film makers, producers and tech wizards with a passion for innovative storytelling. It offers full-service drone light show design and production, creating visually immersive experiences using cutting-edge technology. This, combined with Celestial’s unique ability to collaborate with a long list of globally recognised talent, represents a new frontier in the live events Industry.

Celestial is founded on strong ethical values that strike a balance between people, the planet and profit. The company believes that drone art has enormous potential as a force for good in the world. While bringing the stars to life in the form of show-stopping digital art, Celestial also offers a safe and carbon-neutral alternative to traditional fireworks.

 

About Yuup

Yuup is the local experiences company, helping people find and book exciting things to do in their community. Launched in 2021, Yuup has earned a reputation for curating unique experiences for everyone to enjoy, building a place where people follow their passions, create memories, and discover things that make life awesome.

The collaboration that Yuup has conceived with Celestial is the latest strategic partnership that will support the company’s scale up across the UK.

At the heart of Yuup is an ambition to create positive social impact both through connecting people with their communities and providing experience hosts with additional ways to reach new audiences. In November 2023, Yuup celebrated delivering £3million in income for independent businesses.

Spokespeople from Celestial & Yuup are available for interview on request.  

 

About the venue

Sophia Gardens Cardiff is a 16,000-seater stadium in Cardiff, home of Glamorgan Cricket and an established venue for international cricket. The site has been the home of Glamorgan Cricket since 1967, following their move from Cardiff Arms Park. 

Following an extensive redevelopment, Sophia Gardens successfully staged sold-out Ashes Test matches in 2009 and 2015 and continues to host One Day Internationals. 
 
It hosts a range of events for the Cardiff community. 

 

Event information:

Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Sophia Gardens Stadium, Cardiff, CF11 9XR  

Friday 29th March: Gates and food village open at 17:30, show starts at 19:30 and ends at 20:15

For more information: Contact Rianne Mason/ Lucy McKerron Tel: 0117 925 1358

Rianne.Mason@purplefish.agency / Lucy.Mckerron@purplefish.agency  
 


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