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Bandit has Hangout covered

June 22, 2018

With artistes including The Killers, The Chainsmokers and Kendrick Lamar headlining the 40,000-capacity Hangout Festival in Alabama, lighting supplier Bandit says it had to select a wide range of fixtures while accommodating any special effects brought by individual artistes. The mainstage featured over 200 fixtures, while Bandit also supplied lighting…

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Manic’s maximise presence

June 22, 2018

Film director Kieran Evans aimed for an epic impression when he produced the video content for the Manic Street Preachers’ Resistance is Futile tour, which used a 14.4 metre wide by 4.2 metre high screen as a backdrop. While control and media servers were supplied by video manager Toby Vogel,…

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TigerTrak promises seamless access

June 22, 2018

Trackway and fencing provider Live Trakway, a division of the UK-based rental company A-Plant, has launched a new track and ground protection product, TigerTrak, which promises to support a 12 tonne load point on a continuous surface. The system can be used as stage support pads and heavy vehicle access…

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Dineson rocks with Robe

June 22, 2018

Singer and guitarist Jacob Dineson briefed his lighting team to provide a big, expressive rock production for two arena shows in his native country. Lighting director Niller Bjerrgaard initially planned to use traditional Par Can style lighting on a series of ladders supporting a backdrop of screens, but opted instead…

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Hasslehoff climbs stairway to freedom

June 22, 2018

A set of stairs formed the focal point of singer and television personality David Hasselhoff’s tour of German-speaking Europe, where he first won live music fans shortly after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 with an estimated 100,000 capacity concert at the Brandenburg Gate. His tour of venues including Germany’s…

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Solid gold look for Foos

May 21, 2018

Lighting designer Dan Hadley has based the visuals for the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold tour on the square and diagonal artwork of the band’s latest LP of the same name. He says he needed a luminaire capable of emphasising the distinctive angles on stage and chose a Philips VL6000…

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Audience lit up by Bonobo

May 20, 2018

Working with a live band, DJ Bonobo wanted to light up his own audience to create an atmosphere with a sense of story, according to lighting designer Bryce Cherpelis. Using just a projection video as a backdrop, Cherpelis chose lights by French manufacturer Chauvet to highlight the crowd with spot…

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Eurovision wireless for sound

May 19, 2018

All artistes performing at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which featured acts from 43 participating nations, used Digital 6000 wireless microphones by German manufacturer Sennheiser, following its appointment, alongside local partner Magnelusa, as technical suppliers to the event. Staged at Lisbon’s Altice Arena (cap. 20,000), the contest also deployed the…

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Pod power leaves Shaka Ponk beaming

May 18, 2018

Unable to find a large LED light with individually controllable pixels, lighting designer Alexandre Bucher decided to create his own system for Paris band Shaka Ponk. Working with lighting company Dushow, he devised flexible lighting pods containing an assembly of Rayzor 360z LED fixtures by manufacturer Elation. He also specified…

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G3 summit of achievement

May 17, 2018

Guitarists Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth, touring together as G3, needed their single lighting rig to deliver different looks for their three separate sets, before they played together in the show finale. Alastair Watson, who designed both production and lighting, as well as production managing, specified 16…

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