1 July 2016

Star supports first Kensington Palace concert

Star supports first Kensington Palace concertUK - Tuesday night saw Coldplay headline the first concert at Kensington Palace, a benefit for Sentebale, Prince Harry's HIV/Aids charity, in front of 3,000 people. Fresh from Glastonbury Festival, the band performed on a Star Events' 15m by 12m SAM platform, the largest single truck mobile stage in Europe. Since 2006, Sentebale has been helping children in the south African kingdom of Lesotho affected by HIV/AIDS and Coldplay's 11-song set culminated in current single Up & Up accompanied by the Basotho Youth Choir and the ... More >>

Kinesys specified for Garth Brooks tour

Kinesys specified for Garth Brooks tourUSA - Garth Brooks' maverick Man Against Machine tour continues, now using a full Kinesys automation system which was specified by Atlanta Rigging Services (ARS), brought on-board by production to take care of all rigging requirements. Seventy-one axes of movement feature a variety of CM Lodestar motors, 29 of which are fitted with Kinesys Elevation 1+ vari-speed drives and these move two (out of 10) chevron-shaped trussing pieces; four individual sides of a large video cube plus assorted other scenic metalwork elements like 'the claw' ... More >>

Chauvet Professional strengthens UK sales team

Chauvet Professional strengthens UK sales teamUK - Chauvet Professional UK has announced two new appointments to its UK sales team with the introduction of David Faulkes as the UK south territory manager for the Chauvet Professional & Iluminarc, and Simon Cox, UK south professional key accounts manager. Faulkes joins the Chauvet Professional sales team with a robust foundation & knowledge in the entertainment lighting sector. Having worked in the industry for nearly 25 years, with companies such as Martin Professional and Miltec. Simon Cox, previously UK south territory manager, ... More >>

GLP impression X4 Bars wins major awards

GLP impression X4 Bars wins major awardsUSA / UK - The success of GLP's impression X4 Bars was recognised for the second time in a month - by major industry bodies on both sides of the Atlantic. Following its Live Design Award in New York earlier in the month the product picked up a similar 'Lighting Product of the Year' gong at the Association of British Theatre Technicians Awards 2016, which took place just over a week later during the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. It was voted after an experienced jury of working practitioners and industry peers had ... More >>

Stageco supports Coldplay's Dreams

Stageco supports Coldplay's DreamsUK - The seventh full-length tour of their 20-year career, Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams boasts one of the year's most acclaimed productions and marks the third time the band has hit the road with Stageco Staging Group. Designed by the celebrated Misty Buckley, following her work on Coldplay's appearance at the NFL Super Bowl 50's halftime show in February, the latest stadium tour sees a lavish explosion of colour accompanying the crowd-pleasing performances by the Chris Martin-fronted fivesome. This time around, Stageco is building ... More >>

All Access staging for TUI Discovery launch

All Access staging for TUI Discovery launchSpain - All Access Staging and Production were asked by the creative team at Black Skull Creative to look at the feasibility of placing a stage in a swimming pool on board the cruise ship TUI Discovery for its launch in Palma, Majorca. The ship is the latest addition to the Thomson brand of cruise ships. Matthew Bull the sales and marketing manager took the lead on the project. The creative brief included building a stage into the ships swimming pool, as well as a main stage for Jess Glynne to perform on. The installation used the ... More >>

Chauvet pumps up Brillz Twonk tour

Chauvet pumps up Brillz Twonk tourUSA - The electronica artist Brillz (aka Sami Diament) is bent on adding the term Twonk to the lexicon of musical genres. This aggressive music calls for a hard-hitting lightshow, which is precisely what designers Ethan Kairer, Jim Feeney and Corey Mattonen delivered on the artist's recent tour with help from a collection of Nexus 4x4 LED panels and MVP Ta8 Curve video panels from Chauvet Professional. The designers used 10 of the Nexus panels and a 12' x 12' wall of MVP Ta 8 panels, all supplied by Zeo Brothers, on the sold-out Brillz ... More >>

Clay Paky Scenius tours with Lauryn Hill

Clay Paky Scenius tours with Lauryn HillUSA - Raleigh, North Carolina-based Alpha Production Group has taken delivery of six Clay Paky Scenius moving head spotlights, which were quickly dispatched on the northeastern and southeastern legs of Lauryn Hill's current tour. "The day the Scenius fixtures came in were the day they went out for four weeks with Lauryn Hill," says Hayes Twisdale, Alpha Production Group's owner and production manager. "Scenius replaced Viper profile fixtures on the tour. Scenius is an incredible, cutting-edge fixture and we believe having it will set us ... More >>

NIDA in Sydney chooses Robe

NIDA in Sydney chooses RobeAustralia - The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington adjacent to the University of South Wales (Australia) and is a high profile self-accrediting training institute for students of the performing arts. It has a great reputation and an interesting alumnae of talent who have made their names in the worlds of theatre, stage, film and TV. Five years ago, the foyer - a large, airy glass-fronted space that's also used for art and other exhibitions, public displays and meetings - was ... More >>

Park Holidays upgrades with Audiologic

Park Holidays upgrades with AudiologicUK - Park Holidays is the largest provider of caravan holiday parks in the south of England and has been in operation for more than 30 years following the opening of its first resort near Rye in East Sussex. Comprising 25 parks, from Devon in the west to Suffolk in the east, Park Holidays hosts thousands of holidaymakers in excellent facilities at extremely competitive prices. From cabaret acts and karaoke to sports bars and bingo, the Park Holidays entertainment offer is diverse and extremely popular with guests. When Audiologic's Dave ... More >>

Robe gets electric at EDC Las Vegas

Robe gets electric at EDC Las VegasUSA - Robe once again had a big presence at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas, another high profile event on the US EDM calendar - following spectacular performances for the brand at ULTRA Miami and Coachella. Staged at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was EDC Las Vegas' 20th anniversary, and nearly 350 Robe fixtures - 212 Pointes, 83 x BMFL Spots and 38 x BMFL WashBeams - graced Steve Lieberman's epic design for the circuitGROUNDS stage. As the main production stage of the event, the star-studded line up included Armin van ... More >>

Wigwam's Leo debuts at Isle of Wight Festival

Wigwam's Leo debuts at Isle of Wight FestivalUK - The 21st century revival of the legendary Isle of Wight Festival once again launched Europe's season of summer celebrations, with this year's edition benefiting from relatively hospitable weather and the auspicious debut of a new Meyer Sound Leo Family system at the main stage. Supplied by Wigwam Acoustics of Heywood, the new system effortlessly powered performances by headliners like The Who, Faithless, Stereophonics, and Queen + Adam Lambert for crowds of up to 60,000. Equally important, the linear characteristics of the system ... More >>

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