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Epic drone light show comes to Durham

Evolution, an epic drone light show which promises to take audiences on a mesmerising journey through time and space, comes to the North East on Saturday 21st September 2024.

The event is brought to attendees by Celestial (creators of drone light shows for brands across the globe), Yuup (the local experiences company) and venue partner Seat Unique Riverside Stadium, the home of Durham County Cricket.

A drone light show like no other

Evolution, the drone light show, presents the very latest in creative entertainment with this spellbinding celebration of the living world.

Audiences will be immersed in an epic-scale event using hundreds of drones in the night sky, fusing cutting-edge technology and creativity to spark the imagination and stir the soul. The narrated story starts with the Big Bang, the explosive birth of the universe, before journeying into the remarkable origins of conscious life on Earth.

Audiences can expect epic storytelling with themes of transformation, growth and the perpetual dance of change. From single-cell organisms, awe-inspiring dinosaurs, and the dawning of modern humans. Evolution is a captivating homage to the past, celebration of the present and glimpse into the horizons of the future.

An event to remember!

Following hugely successful sell-out shows in Bristol, Cardiff, and the East Midlands Evolution is continuing its UK tour, with Durham being the first city in the North to experience Evolution.

The event is suitable for both families and individuals of all ages to enjoy. With those in attendance witnessing an introduction to the state-of-the-art drone technology before experiencing the main drone performance.

John Hopkins, Celestial Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer comments: “Evolution has been four years in the making. This is so much more than a drone light show, it’s an experience of stadium scale, created to bring audiences together using a new medium, the sky, to tell the story of time”.

Dominic Mills, Founder & CEO of Yuup adds: “We’re hugely excited to be partnering with Celestial to bring this unique spectacle to the North East and at such an epic scale. Our shows have now been viewed by 60,000 people and the show is now even bigger and better with more drones and a much longer show time than our early productions. Evolution offers a brand-new source of entertainment unlike anything anyone has ever seen before in Durham, encouraging people to look up and reconnect with the world”.

The event takes place on Saturday 21 September at Seat Unique Riverside Stadium, home to Durham County Cricket Club. Gates will open at 18:30, with food and drink outlets serving a variety of refreshments while a live DJ plays ahead of the show starting at 20:15.

Get involved

For those keen to secure a ticket to this spellbinding show, early bird tickets of £14.00 per adult and £10.00 for children/concessions are available until 19th July at Full price tickets after that will be £17.00 per adult and £13.00 for children and concessions.


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