VGL London Festival Activities Announcement


Events to Include Meet & Greet with over 15 Top European Composers & Designers Including Beyond Good & Evil Creator Michel Ansel

Plus Costume Contest, Next Generation Consoles, Free Ubisoft Game Music CD, Guitar Hero™ II Competition, Spectacular Prizes, and More


LONDON, UK – November 23, 2006 –  Fresh off their sold out standing room only shows in Brazil, South America - Video Games Live makes it way across the pond to present the first ever symphonic video game music concert in the UK with the English National Ballet Symphony at the renowned Hammersmith Apollo in London this Saturday, November 25th at 7:30pm.  To commemorate the event, Video Games Live is pulling out all the stops and opening the doors early to present a pre-show festival from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


To start off the pre-show festival, Ubisoft will be giving away an exclusive limited edition soundtrack sampler CD to the first 3000 people to arrive at the show.  Featuring music from a diverse range of Ubisoft published games, including extracts from the award winning Myst® III Exile soundtrack (composed by Jack Wall), the groundbreaking Beyond Good & Evil (composed by Christophe Heral), Gearbox Software's epic Brothers in Arms™ series, plus hotly anticipated Christmas releases Red Steel™ (composed by Tom Salta) and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas (composed by Paul Haslinger). 


Other pre-show festival activities include a Guitar Hero™ II competition as well as next generation consoles for the audience to experience and play for the first time.  Also included is the always entertaining costume contest where audience members will come dressed as their favorite video game characters.  Finalists will be judged on stage by the audience.  

Prizes will be given away throughout the evening during several audience-interactive segments, starring one of the most beloved classic arcade games of all time, Frogger, as well as a live Space Invaders contest.  This unique interaction with a live symphony has only ever been attempted and performed at Video Games Live.  Grand prize includes a $2,500 AMD Ferrari laptop computer.


The popular post-show Meet and Greet, where fans can interact with renowned game composers and designers, will be taking place directly after the performance and as always is free of charge for every ticket holder.  Industry luminaries and professionals include:


Michel Ansel 

(creator/designer - Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil, King Kong)


Tommy Tallarico

(Earthworm Jim, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Metroid Prime, Advent Rising)


Jack Wall

(Myst III, Myst IV, Splinter Cell, Jade Empire)

Richard Jacques 

(Eight Days, Pursuit Force, Headhunter, Outrun 2, Jet Set Radio, Samba De Amigo, Sonic R.)

Nathan McCree
(Tomb Raider 1-3, Fable, The Movies)

Andrew Barnibas

(Primal, MediEvil, Double Dragon III)


Paul Arnold 

(Primal, MediEvil, Double Dragon III)


Stephen Burke



Christophe Heral

(Beyond Good & Evil)


James Hannigan

(Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Sim Theme Park & Republic)


Paul Weir

(Master, Constantine & Crime Life)


Tom Bible

(Sniper Elite, Miami Vice The Game & Rogue Trooper)


David Whittaker

(Lego Star Wars I & II, Narnia, Bionicle Heroes)


Tim Wright

(Wipeout, Lemmings, Shadow of the Beast 2 & 3)


Richard Aitken

(24, Driver Parallel Lines & Reservoir Dogs)


Martin Leung
(The Video Game Pianist) 



A short supply of tickets are still available from the

24-Hour hotline:  0870 405 0448

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About Video Games Live™ (
Created by two industry leading video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live™ (produced under their company Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC) is the front runner in the field of live game music performance.  Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event celebration featuring music from the biggest video games of all time.  The debut performance launched on July 6th, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic with over 11,000 people in attendance making it the largest video game concert in the world.



For further UK tour information contact:
Nadine Bibi @ The Outside Organisation on 020 7436 3633
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