Modestep play the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig

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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'Ice Cold Gig' world first

'Ice Cold Gig' world first

Music industry world-first: Secret Compass has just staged Jägermeister's 2016 Ice Cold Gig, the fourth in a series of record-setting gigs filmed in the world's wildest and coldest places. Bullet for my Valentine frontman Matt Tuck was at the heart of the 2016 'air, sea and land' gig. Find the teaser video, press release and further information here, with a documentary-styled film due for release by April 2016.

Secret Compass event: An Audience with Adventure

Secret Compass event: An Audience with Adventure

London Adventure Event: In May 2015, Secret Compass is hosting an Audience with Adventure: a night on the Kendal Mountain Film Festival World Tour featuring an Al Humphreys' compered Q&A with three unusual adventurers and experts in their fields.

Read on to discover more about this unique evening of films and compered adventure talk and to book your tickets; this is a charitable event in aid of Joshua.