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From stunning performances to mesmerising visuals, concerts have evolved to incorporate cutting-edge special effects. In this blog, we’ll explore the top five most dazzling concert special effects that will help you to pull off an event to remember.

5. Pyrotechnics

Pyrotechnics are extraordinary special effects that have become a must-have at large concerts. Fireballs shooting high into the sky, cascades of sparks raining down, and intricate firework displays synchronised with the music create an electrifying atmosphere that enhances the overall concert experience.

Pyrotechnics are often used to punctuate climactic moments in a performance, leaving concertgoers in awe. With state of the art firing systems and expert operators, pyrotechnics can be fired with split-second accuracy for a spectacular show.

The different pyrotechnics available to hire at Entertainment Effects are:

  • Comets: Shooting bursts of light, designed to look like shooting stars.
  • Gerb Fountains: A jet of sparks to create a dazzling plume. These can be used both indoors and outdoors to create spectacular concert special effects.
  • Mines: Similar to comets, mines release small bursts of light. They spread out, creating fan-shaped pyrotechnics effects.

4. CO2 Jets

CO2 jets have become an integral part of concert special effects, adding a dramatic and visually captivating element. These jets release plumes of white, billowing fog that cover the stage and crowd. CO2 helps to enhance performances and add a dramatic element to the set.

Other ways CO2 can create incredible concert special effects is through:

CO2 special effects at a concert


3. Sparkulars

These are especially popular for indoor concerts because they can be operated in close proximity to performers – and unlike traditional pyrotechnics – the sparks themselves are not flammable. With a cold fallout that creates a dazzling visual element, there are a number of sparkular special effects that are popular in concerts:

Tion Wayne performing in front of crowd with Sparkular machines


2. Confetti

There are a number of different ways that confetti can create dazzling concert special effects.

Confetti Stadium Blaster
A powerful confetti blaster can blast a wave of your chosen confetti across the concert crowd. Our Blaster blows up to 10kg of confetti per minute, up to 25 metres high. For slightly smaller concerts, the Stadium Blaster has an automatic feed and can be used wirelessly anywhere on the stage.

Confetti Swirl Fan
A large confetti swirl fan is a popular choice at concerts. When loaded full of your chosen confetti, our confetti fan can be launched for around 2 minutes on full power and up to 8 minutes when it’s controlled with a dimmer. With the huge floor coverage that fans can give, this concert special effect is a great way to engage the audience.

Lewis Capaldi using confetti during his gig

1. G Flames

In the top spot are G Flames, or propane flames, are an extraordinary special effect, helping to light the stage with bursts of fire. These controlled flames dance and flicker in synchronisation with the music, creating an energy through the crowd, and the band playing.

G Flames vary in height and intensity, allowing for a dynamic display to complement the artist’s performance. Whether shooting up from the stage floor or encircling the performers, the visual impact of G Flames makes for dazzling concert special effects.

Like all special effects, safety should be the priority for any performance. Our special effects experts at Entertainment Effects implement extensive health and safety precautions to keep the crowd and artists safe.


 Read about how we created incredible concert special effects for Fever 333 at Reading and Leeds festival 

Concert special effects have transformed the live music experience into a multisensory experience. From the explosive power of pyrotechnics to the calm of low fog, these concert effects are guaranteed to enhance the emotional impact of the music.
Creating the perfect concert special effects with Entertainment Effects

Ready to take your event to the next level? Contact us to discuss your concert, festival or large event requirements. Alternatively, read our case studies to find out how we can make an unforgettable experience with special effects.

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