6 July 2015

PLASA confirms 2015 Professional Development seminars

PLASA confirms 2015 Professional Development seminarsUK - The renowned PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London's ExCel from 4-6 October. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of fascinating and thought-provoking subjects. One of the PLASA Show's new initiatives for 2015 is a sector-specific zoned layout, which will make navigation around the show easier than ... More >>

Robe BMFLs help ramp up for Performance

Robe BMFLs help ramp up for PerformanceUSA - Chicago-based Performance Lighting is another leading US company to recently invest in Robe - with the purchase of 30 x BMFL Spots and 12 x Pointes. The busy design and rental facility supplies lighting to all sectors - from corporate and industrial to music festivals, concert tours, TV and theatre productions - and this year Performance celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary. Performance Lighting's president Russ Armentrout emphasizes the fact that this is the first - but certainly won't be the last - Robe purchase. CEO and ... More >>

Clay Paky fixtures feature on Jekyll + Hyde dates

Clay Paky fixtures feature on Jekyll + Hyde datesUSA - Zac Brown Band launched their Jekyll + Hyde North American stadium tour presented by BAI earlier this summer and will play nine stadium shows among many additional arenas and amphitheatres nationwide this summer. Production designers Louis Oliver and James Scott from Creative Outfit, Okulus worked with Special Event Services (SES) to provide Clay Paky Mythos, B-EYE K20 and Sharpy fixtures for the tour. Zac Brown Band kicked off the tour, in support their album Jekyll + Hyde at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on 1 May. ... More >>

W-DMX at the Valdivia boat parade in Chile

W-DMX at the Valdivia boat parade in ChileChile - W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB recently set sail with W-DMX distributor Iluminacion Profesional Valook SA. based in Santiago, Chile. The Valdivia boat parade takes place annually in the south of Chile to celebrate the birth of Valdivia City. Over 150,000 visitors come to see the fireworks and spectacular boat parade over the Calle Calle River. For the backdrop lighting of this stunning event, lighting designer Toni Amoros used 10 W-DMX WhiteBox F-1 G4 Transceivers to send signal to 45 Searchlight Xenon 4Kw placed on one ... More >>

AES Montreal conference programme confirmed

AES Montreal conference programme confirmedCanada - The full programme of tutorials, workshops, demonstrations and paper presentations has been announced for the AES 59th International Conference, with an emphasis on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology, taking place 15-17 July 2015, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. A recent addition to an already exciting programme, Low-Frequency Control Workshop, will be held on 16 July in the Schulich School of Music's Music Multimedia Room (MMR), and co-hosted by Flex Acoustics. Using Flex Acoustics Inflatable ... More >>

Bandit lights biggest Firefly festival to date

Bandit lights biggest Firefly festival to dateUSA - More than 90,000 music lovers turned out for another weekend of music in The Woodlands at The Firefly Music Festival. Bandit Lites provided the festival lighting for the stages which featured performances by The Killers, Foster the People, Snoop Dogg, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, and Zedd. "A part of The Killers' look is the use of truss spots on either side of the stage, instead of having fixtures downstage," said project manager Matt King. "For the rest of the bands, we needed to provide some downstage wash light. Dizzy Gosnell ... More >>

Clay Paky fixtures shine at Rock Hall of Fame

Clay Paky fixtures shine at Rock Hall of FameUSA - Clay Paky Mythos fixtures played a dual role at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum recently when they formed part of the new lighting truss in the lobby and enhanced the Induction Eve VIP party prior to the ceremony honouring new members. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky fixtures in North America. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. It gives voice to the stories of the people, artefacts and events that ... More >>

Prolight+Sound Guangzhou sets 2016 show dates

Prolight+Sound Guangzhou sets 2016 show datesChina - After months of negotiation, Prolight+Sound Guangzhou has nailed down its 2016 show dates. Being held from 29 February to 3 March next year, the show will be bigger and occupy the entirety of Area A in the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou. The show's organisers explained how decisions were made in close cooperation with the industry. "We talked to many exhibitors and visitors from the last show and received different opinions about the show dates, and we are highly committed to providing the best solution for ... More >>

Messe Berlin appoints CFO

Messe Berlin appoints CFOGermany - The supervisory board of Messe Berlin has appointed 45 year-old Dirk Hoffmann, a business studies graduate, as the chief financial officer of Messe Berlin. He will take up his post on 15 September 2015 and oversee finances, IT and human resources. Dirk Hoffmann studied business management in Germany, the US and Canada and after working for Booz Allen & Hamilton and Fox Mobile (formerly Jamba) his last post was as managing director of ImmobilienScout24 in Berlin. Peter Zühlsdorff, chairman of the supervisory board, comments, "... More >>

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