Special effects firm mixing it with the stars

A Burnley special effects company has exploded on to the international music scene.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 6:00 pm
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 07: Dizzie Rascal performs on stage for We Day UK event at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns via Getty Images)

BPM-SFX, who are currently in the process of transforming the Oak Mill situated on the outskirts of Burnley, are gearing up for a second weekend of supporting DJ Calvin Harris as he headlines one of Americas biggest music festivals, Coachella.

The arts festival in Indio, California, sees Harris, Guns and Roses and LCD Soundsystem perform two weekends back to back, last weekend and this Saturday and Sunday.

BPM-SFX will provide all the special effects across the festival, at the Empire Polo Fields, when the Scottish DJ preforms.

Adam Murray, the managing director, said: “We hope to wow the crowd, as we hope to do at every gig we are involved in. We always want the audience to leave the show feeling like they have seen something amazing and remember it.

“We are proud to be involved in every event we do, no matter how big or small. Seeing the end result is a massive achievement for us and once we know that the artist and production team are happy, we are happy.

“We enjoy working with the production teams to ensure that the show looks spectacular and we give them the end result that they wish to achieve.”

Mr Murray said: “We are always at the forefront of the latest cutting-edge special effects and lasers. We are currently loading the equipment for the summer season in Ibiza and festivals in the UK and Europe. We are going to be working with Dizzee Rascal, Sterephonics, ElectroBeach Music Festival in France, Radio 1 Big Weekend as well as Creamfields, V Festival and Glastonbury over the summer.”