Secret Compass Helps Jägermeister Stage World First

World first: Jagermeister’s Ice Cold Gig 2014 has just achieved a world first by putting a band on an iceberg. Secret Compass helped behind the scenes.

Bristol, United Kingdom, October 17, 2014 --( For their Ice Cold Gig 2014, Jägermeister returned to the expert support services of expedition company, Secret Compass, to help them stage their world-first gig on an iceberg.

London-based band The Defiled were taken to Greenland, where their record-setting performance took place on an iceberg off the eastern coast of Greenland. The Defiled played a 30-minute set featuring tracks from their latest album, Daggers.

Jägermusic chose Secret Compass for their expedition and event management experience in remote, wild and inhospitable places. Secret Compass’s project manager oversaw this Jägermusic event from its creative conception to its final cut.

The expedition team utilised state-of-the-art octocopter aerial cameras to capture the performance of UK metal band The Defiled in this breathtaking and unconventional location.

Band member Stitch D said, “This has to be one of the most insane gigs we’ve ever played! I don’t think any of us noticed the cold once we got started. The stage location literally takes your breath away.”

Working with local experts, several days were spent searching the ice floes for a suitable iceberg – both large enough and thick enough to take the band and their equipment.

With its military background, Secret Compass specialises in high-risk TV and film shoots and is adept at planning projects in extreme climates and terrains. They have taken George Clooney to South Sudan, Kate Humble to Afghanistan, and Ben Fogle and James Cracknell into Oman’s Empty Quarter.

Their expert pre-production and in-country services have enabled shoots in the world’s most inaccessible corners for channels including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and Nat Geo.

In Greenland, Secret Compass provided services including location management, professional stills photography, crew travel arrangements, risk management and creative pre- and post-production assistance.

In 2012 the Secret Compass team helped to set a new Guinness World Record by staging another Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig in Oymyakon, Siberia – the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet and four days travel from the UK.

Singer, songwriter and former Busted band member Charlie Simpson performed to a small crowd in temperatures of -30˚C, officially making it the world’s coldest gig.

Secret Compass has also provided in-country location and support services to a major Channel 4 documentary following Secret Compass founder Levison Wood as he aimed to become the first person to walk the length of the Nile.

For further information about Secret Compass Film and TV, including recent credits and testimonials, visit the Secret Compass website.

Notes To Editors
Secret Compass is a pioneering expedition company creating world-first experiences for teams of like-minded adventurers. Through group and bespoke adventures, Secret Compass helps each team member achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places. Founded by ex-British Army Parachute Regiment officers, its expeditions reach the planet’s most remote regions in the spirit of exploration’s earliest pioneers. Its highly trained professionals deliver well-planned and safe experiences, while encouraging daring leaps out of comfort zones. Secret Compass is passionate about returning tourism to post-conflict zones and emerging economies to stimulate local development and challenge preconceptions.

Specialist Film and TV services
Secret Compass also takes film crews, journalists and photographers to remote and previously inaccessible areas thanks to its unrivalled location management expertise. Clients to date include the BBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Channel 4, in countries from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan.
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