The creation of an epic holosphere


Eric Prydz has been featured here a couple of times, but there’s no question that Eric is as ambitious as he’s productive. Perhaps he’s appearance at Tomorrowland tops it all. With EPIC 6.0: Holosphere he certainly put the bar high in pursuit of the ultimate dance party.

Using technology as a guide, they have built some of the biggest productions used by DJs anywhere, anytime. Starting with the EPIC shows almost a decade ago and evolving with hologram projections in later iterations, they went above and beyond with EPIC 6.0: Holosphere. The sphere was debuted at Tomorrowland weekend 1 and couldn’t be used for weekend two because the stage roof collapsed.

The Verge went to London to meet with Prydz for a rare interview and to talk to his team about building the sphere that took two years to create. We see how they got the inspiration for the sphere, the unique challenges that had to be overcome to create it and much more. See how this massive production was made.

“Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz and his team make wild, incredible, expensive limited-run events. His latest is his most ambitious — and potentially, his shortest run ever. In this video presented by Aloft Hotels, The Verge explores the behind the scenes of EPIC 6.0: Holosphere. After years of development, the multi-story transparent LED sphere only saw one performance at Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival. It’s been two years in the making and we got an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at what it takes to build the most technically advanced EPIC (Eric Prydz In Concert) to date. “