Following the 10th series of the hit ITV show The X Factor, the final eight contestants prepared themselves for the X Factor Live Tour, which started in UK arenas in February 2014. Whilst they prepared themselves for their first real taste of popstar life, the team at Production North were making preparations for rehearsals at the LS-Live Studio complex in Wakefield.
The Leeds-based concert tour and event production company has used our facility for the X Factor Live Tour rehearsals for many consecutive years.
Said LS-Live’s Bullet: “We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Ian Whitehead at Production North and he knows that we will do our best to accommodate anything they need on site.”
Production North booked the 17,664 sq ft arena rehearsal space from 8th - 13th February, in addition to five of the en-suite bedrooms on the top floor, the production offices, catering area and all five dressing rooms. LS-Live once again set up a temporary 60’ x 32’ house stage ahead of the rehearsals so that the singers could practice on a stage similar in size to those in the arenas and the rest of the equipment could be set up and tested.
“We have a large amount of standard staging equipment on site in our rental stock so we can quickly build any structure necessary. We provided a 6’ high house stage with access steps and two 8’ x 4’ camera platforms,” explained Bullet.