Big Disco

Activating the World’s Largest Disco Ball

When Disco legend Nile Rodgers was booked to headline the 2014 Bestival on the Isle of Wight in the UK he laid down the gauntlet, challenging the festival organisers to set a new world record for the world’s largest disco ball to accompany his exclusive Desert Island Disco set.

Bestival commissioned us to respond and beat the incumbent record of 9.98 metres diameter. Always up for the challenge and technical complexity, we designed and delivered a disco ball that was as high as a three-storey house, covered with a kilometre’s worth of tiles and filled with 350 cubic meters of air. We craned the giant orb into place, waited for darkness and then flicked on our giant light array. The giant disco ball rotated, showering silver light across every point on the Festival site.

We still hold the Guinness World Record, topping out at 10.33 metres diameter.

— Client

Duke Studios

— Location

Leeds, UK