Jägermeister’s epic Ice Cold Gig series returns with another extreme performance. ‘The Greatest Gig in the Sky’ saw electronic rock band Modestep perform on a space net suspended across an icy ravine at a location high in the mountains of New Zealand.
Produced by Secret Compass, the sixth annual Ice Cold Gig instalment saw the London based duo, Josh Friend and Pat Lundy played an exclusive show, including the performance of their new single Higher, suspended over Cecil Peak in Queenstown, around 6,500 feet above sea level.
Accessible only by helicopter, this was unfamiliar territory for the band. Inspired primarily by the extreme sport base-jumping, the space net was handmade in Utah specifically for Jägermeister and took 210 hours to create. To reach their unusual stage, along with all their kit –including a complete drum kit mounted on transparent risers – the duo had to zip-line over a sheer drop.
Ice Cold Gigs to date:
2017: Electronic rock band Modestep play suspended on a space net across an icy ravine in New Zealand.
2016: World-first continuous air-sea-land gig for Bullet for my Valentine singer Matt Tuck.
2015: Rock band Tesseract stage world-first gig on world’s largest igloo in Finnish Lapland.
2014: Rock band The Defiled play on an iceberg near Greenland, set new Guinness record.
2012: Charlie Simpson plays acoustic set in world’s coldest city, Yakutsk.
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