30 November 2015

First exhibitors confirmed for Showlight 2017

First exhibitors confirmed for Showlight 2017Italy - With 18 months to go until Showlight 2017 takes place in Florence, the first exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance. Arri, German Light Products (GLP), Hawthorn and Robe are the first to sign up for the much-anticipated lighting quadrennial, scheduled for 20-23 May 2017, with several other companies already lined up to join them. This is the tenth fixture for Showlight which has grown in popularity since it first appeared in London's Barbican in 1981. "Showlight is always a memorable fixture in Hawthorn's exhibition ... More >>

PRG flexible package for Major Lazer tour

PRG flexible package for Major Lazer tourUK - Following on from their successful run of festival shows across the summer, when Major Lazer confirmed their autumn UK tour, they contacted PRG XL Video to supply a flexible video package of LED pods, DJ booth and screens across a variety of venue sizes. Phil Mercer, PRG XL's Music Group director, worked with Major Lazer's production manager, Joel Stanley, and lighting and visual designer, Kyle Kegan, to create a custom-built video setup which could be varied in size according to the venue. Using Pixled F-12 LED, the video team ... More >>

Avolites celebrates a Fineline festivals year

Avolites celebrates a Fineline festivals yearUK - Bristol-based entertainment lighting hire and event production specialist Fineline Lighting is celebrating a successful 2015 using Avolites Titan consoles, dimmers, Ai servers and TitanNet Processors on some of Europe's leading festivals. More than 17,000 people flocked to Devon's Somersault Festival in July for a five-day musical extravaganza. Fineline provided lighting for four main music performance areas at the festival, including the 15m wide Main Stage. The production lighting rig was designed by Fineline's Stuart England, ... More >>

Britannia Row in Leeds for the MOBOs

Britannia Row in Leeds for the MOBOsUK - Twenty years since it was first staged, the annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2015 event took place at the Leeds First Direct arena on 4 November. Production manager for the event, Rob Smalldon reports, "I've done the MOBOs for the last 10 years. As a live event direct to broadcast, the creation of an exciting and vibrant atmosphere within the venue is essential and how it sounds is a big part of creating that atmosphere. Since my first one, I've worked with Britannia Row (Brit Row); they did a great job then and they've ... More >>

Robe helps save pigs in Gothenburg

Robe helps save pigs in GothenburgSweden - Spargrisarna kan rädda världen (Saving Pigs Can Save The World) is the newest revue style production being staged at the well-known Lorensbergsteatern in Goteborg, Sweden. Produced by Kulturtuben, four actors deliver political satire and critiques of topical issues at breakneck speed backed by a 10-piece orchestra. Lighting is designed by Michael Sevholt, the venue's technical manager, and a partner and founding member of Kulturtuben, who has included eight Robe DL4S Profiles and 14 x LEDWash 300s in his rig. After ... More >>

Next on the menu at Patio Luanda in Angola

Next on the menu at Patio Luanda in AngolaAngola - A new sound reinforcement system has been installed at Patio Luanda. This popular restaurant is a very well-known space located in the city of Luanda and hosts a variety of events such as weddings, corporate events as well as live music activities. Patio Luanda was looking for a system that could offer high sound pressure levels, reliability, an aesthetic design and high sound fidelity throughout the venue. The new solution was designed and installed by the manufacturer's representative in Angola, Mr. Julio Cardoso. To achieve ... More >>

SGM LED lights Intimissimi On Ice in Verona

SGM LED lights Intimissimi On Ice in VeronaItaly - Award-winning lighting designer Bruno Poet felt privileged and inspired when offered to work in Verona Arena with the spectacular live show Intimissimi On Ice. At the same, this was his first opportunity to deploy SGM's LED luminaires in his creative design. Show director, Francisco Negrin, describes the elegant ice-skating show as "a generator of the energy of shadows and light". The two acts depict very different aspects, where Act I starts with the dark energy in violent and chaotic forms exploring the dark sides of ... More >>

FBT UK to stage demonstration day

FBT UK to stage demonstration dayUK - FBT UK is holding a one-off demonstration day on 12 January 2016 at The Backstage Centre, Purfleet in Essex to showcase its speaker systems and associated products. The event is being held in two sessions and visitors are welcome to choose either the morning or afternoon event (a buffet lunch is being provided in either case). Products on demonstration will include the FBT Muse 2-way line array system, which features dual 10" custom Low Frequency drivers and dual 1" B&C drivers in birch ply cabinets. The dual 10" drivers offer ... More >>

D.A.S. injects audible excitement into Halloween

D.A.S. injects audible excitement into HalloweenUSA - When the ghosts and goblins surfaced at two major Halloween events recently, the mood was scary fun. With all the partying, laughing, and other trick or treat activities, there was plenty of noise. What was crystal clear, however, were the announcements and the music emanating from two sound reinforcement system setups deployed by Raven PMG. Consisting of Aero 20A line arrays and LX-118A subwoofers from Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio, the sound was loud, proud, and it kept the spirits high. Raven PMG specializes in all aspects ... More >>

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