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Ollie Wilkinson Gives Nina Nesbitt Visual Edge With Maverick MK Pyxis

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• June 1, 2018
LONDON - Swedish-Scottish singer Nina Nesbitt followed up a series of performances in the U.S. with a tour of the U.K. LD Ollie Wilkinson used Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis fixtures supplied by Arranpaul to light the artist, who performed atop an illuminated Perspex plinth in the center of the stage. The Maverick MK Pyxis lit Nesbitt with a wide array of colored wash and beam effects. Read More...

NRG takes on Arcadia Spectacular’s Spider

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• June 1, 2018
After 10 years of globe-trotting around the world amazing festival goers with a unique and brilliantly crafted production, Arcadia Spectacular finally made a long-awaited debut appearance in London Read More...

For the 13th Year Running, Riedel Provides Immense Signal and Comms Infrastructure for European Song Contest

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• May 31, 2018
LISBON, Portugal — Continuing a 13-year tradition, Riedel Communications supplied a massive, all-fiber communications and signal distribution system for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, the world’s longest-running international television song competition. The 63rd annual contest was broadcast live in May from the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, with Riedel’s MediorNet real-time media network providing redundant […] Read More...

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Includes More than 600 GLP Lighting Fixtures

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• May 31, 2018
LISBON, Portugal - LD Jerry Appelt, who worked with stage designer Florian Wieder on the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, included more than 600 GLP lighting fixtures for the semi-finals and finals of the massive competition, seen by the live audience within Lisbon’s Altice Arena and broadcast live to millions of TV viewers. Appelt chose KNV Arc modules along with JDC1 hybrid strobes and impression X4 L fixtures for the series of events. Read More...

Grand Final for Ampco Flashlight

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• May 31, 2018
Israel taking the prize was the apotheosis of the grand final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, where Ampco Flashlight  played a major role as supplier of all lighting, rigging, video and motion systems Read More...

2018 Eurovision Song Contest Features Elaborate Lighting and Set Design

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• May 29, 2018
LISBON, Portugal - The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), staged at Lisbon’s Altice Arena May 8, 10 and 12, was the 63rd contest and a first in Portugal, with the total of 43 countries competing tying the record set in 2008 and 2011. The event, seen by a live audience of more than 12,000 and more than 200 million via TV and internet, featured a dramatic set and lighting design overseen by a crew that included technical directors Ola Melzig and Tobias Aburg, set designer Florian Wieder and lighting designer/director of photography Jerry Appelt. Read More...

Between Space And Chaos – Bertil Mark And GLP with Adel Tawil

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• May 29, 2018
The exceptional singer songwriter Adel Tawil is again on tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior to the tour, he used a number of festival appearances to present his current No. 1 album "so schön anders" before embarking on an extensive theatre tour Read More...

Marillion’s ‘Theatrical’ UK Tour is Beam-Perfect with Avolites Titan

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• May 29, 2018
British rock band Marillion treated fans to a series of immersive shows in April, with theatrical-style lighting controlled using an Avolites Tiger Touch II with Titan interface. Read More...

Aurora Lighting Hire Support Lighting Director Gurdip Mahal on Huge Installation for Revolution

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• May 25, 2018
SKY One took over the vast space at Cardington Studios for extreme sports show Revolution. Read More...

Unveiling the Truth Behind Truss

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• May 25, 2018
Area Four Industries’ Technical Director, Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Tripp completely exposed the secrets of truss and its inner workings at the LLB Expo (Ljud Ljus Bild) in Stockholm, Sweden, which is held once every two years. Read More...

Ayrton Adds Architecture to Appelt’s Eurovision Splendor

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• May 25, 2018
Ayrton is extremely proud that lighting designer, Jerry Appelt, chose more than 700 Ayrton fixtures for his stellar design at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Read More...

Large RoboSpot System is a Winner at Eurovision 2018

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• May 24, 2018
Seventeen Robe RoboSpot Base Stations controlling tracking Robe BMFL fixtures provided a comprehensive remote follow spotting solution for production lighting designer Jerry Appelt at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Read More...

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