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Cheek glows under Sharpys

Production News
December 4, 2018


Staging two shows to announce his retirement, Finnish rapper Cheek deployed 1,000 square metres of video wall at the 60,000-capacity Lahti Ski Jump Stadium, in a show broadcast on national television to an estimated one million viewers.

A temporary amphitheatre was constructed under the ski jumps while the 60m screen surrounded the stage.

According to lighting designer Pekka Martti, 155 Sharpys by Italian manufacturer Claypaky formed the backbone of the light show.

“I always come back to Sharpys, especially for outdoor shows, because they are so powerful,” says Martti. “Due to the brightness of the LED panels, I needed a fixture that could cut through with a lot of punch. Strong beams created the base of the lighting show while a laser-like beam created mountains of fly-in and fly-out effects on the stage, out into the audience and through the air.”

The Sharpys were rigged on H Frames around the stage, in configurations of four to 11 fixtures. The Claypaky fixtures were supplied by Bright Finland.

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