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The show is noted for adventurous couture and lighting schemes.
The show is noted for adventurous couture and lighting schemes.

LD Rick Kay Uses GLP X4 Bars for Alternative Fashion Week in Berlin

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BERLIN, Germany – LD Rick Kay of the CORE Berlin collective joined forces with local rental company Lautwerfer at the end of 2014 to help deliver the inaugural Alternative Fashion Week. The event has since outgrown its origins at local techno club E-Werk and, for the March 2016 event, expanded into Berlin's Postbahnhof, a former railway station. Kay used  48 of GLP’s new X4 Bar 10 battens — 24 down each side of the stage — for that event.

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Bristol Summer Series - James Bay
Bristol Summer Series - James Bay

Utopium Helps Bristol Summer Series Shine

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

BRISTOL, U.K. – The Bristol Summer Series returned for four nights of live music, set against the backdrop of Bristol’s iconic Harborside, from June 22-25. Bristol Summer Series welcomed a host of international acts including headliners Catfish and The Bottlemen, Sigur Rós, The Last Shadow Puppets and James Bay. Once again Utopium was called upon to light up the event as well as designing and delivering architectural lighting to illuminate the Lloyds Amphitheatre building. Utopium’s Colin Bodenham and Jon Newman combined their skills to help create a stunning setting for Metropolis Music, through the supply of a comprehensive lighting production, including newly acquired equipment from Utopium’s extensive inventory.

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AJS replaced the aging lighting console with a Road Hog 4 setup from High End Systems.
AJS replaced the aging lighting console with a Road Hog 4 setup from High End Systems.

AJS Provides HES Road Hog 4 Console for Educational/Live Performance Venue in Australia

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PLAYFORD, Australia – Northern Sound System, an educational facility that also offers a 400-capacity venue that can be rented for live performances, recently turned to local installation and production company AJS for a lighting control system update. AJS replaced the aging lighting console with a Road Hog 4 setup from High End Systems.

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Wroclaw, Poland visuals enhanced by d3 media servers. Photo by Dunvael Photography courtesy d3.
Wroclaw, Poland visuals enhanced by d3 media servers. Photo by Dunvael Photography courtesy d3.

Wroclaw, Poland Celebrates 'Capital of Culture' Status with d3 Media Server-Enhanced Visuals

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

WROCLAW, Poland  – Wroclaw, Poland marked its role as one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2016 with the Flow, a series of happenings, performances, dance and musical spectacles celebrating the city and its residents.  The multimedia finale of the Flow depicted the history of Wroclaw in four acts.  It was delivered by 300 artists and 45 water craft on the River Odra and watched by some 50,000 residents and visitors. 

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 dbn’s Nick Buckley worked with site and production management coordinators Andy George, Jay Jameson and Ben Atkins.
dbn’s Nick Buckley worked with site and production management coordinators Andy George, Jay Jameson and Ben Atkins.

2016 Lost Village Music Festival Gets dbn Assist with Lighting, LED Screen and Crew

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

LINCOLNSHIRE, U.K. - For the 2016 Lost Village music festival, dbn lighting from Manchester supplied lighting, LED screen and crew to the main stage and four other performances spaces. It was the second year of this unique boutique festival staged by Lost Ventures. dbn’s Nick Buckley worked with site and production management coordinators Andy George, Jay Jameson and Ben Atkins.

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Afrikaans is Groot
Afrikaans is Groot

Showcase for Afrikaans Artists in South Africa Lit with MGG-Supplied Clay Paky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - For Afrikaans is Groot, a showcase for Afrikaans artists in South Africa backed by record label Coleske Artists, MGG has been serving as the main technical suppliers. LDs Joshua Cutts and Christopher Bolton split the design load for the concerts, staged in Pretoria in the last fall and Cape Town this spring. They designed and programmed the looks on separate grandMA consoles on the same network, using 24 universes to control a rig that included MGG's Clay Paky A.Leda B-Eyes (K20 and K10), Sharpys, Clay Paky Alpha Profile 1500s and some Clay Paky Mythos units as well.

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LD Christopher Bolton from Johannesburg based Keystone Productions used 180 Robe fixtures
LD Christopher Bolton from Johannesburg based Keystone Productions used 180 Robe fixtures

2016 Ghoema Awards in Johannesburg Lit with Robe Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

JOHANNESBURG - For the 2016 Ghoema Awards, which honor achievement in South Africa's Afrikaans music industry, LD Christopher Bolton from Johannesburg based Keystone Productions used 180 Robe fixtures. The awards event was staged at the Jo’burg Theatre in Braamfontein, the city’s lively downtown area. The show was recorded for Afrikaans TV channel KykNET. Bolton worked closely with stage director Barry Pretorius and camera director Eugene Naidoo on the project.

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Kuchem Konferenz Technik added 110 Elation Professional SixBar 1000 LED battens
Kuchem Konferenz Technik added 110 Elation Professional SixBar 1000 LED battens

Kuchem Konferenz Technik Adds Elation SixBar LED Battens to Inventory

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

KONIGSWINTER, Germany - System integration and event technology company Kuchem Konferenz Technik has added 110 of Elation Professional’s SixBar 1000 LED battens to its inventory. The Elation SixBar 1000 is a color-changing batten featuring a 6-color LED multi-chip that can be used for a variety of purposes such as general purpose wash/strip lighting, uplighting, cyc wash, accent lighting or as a pixel strip.

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The QER SFX team were called upon to supply custom visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night. Pictured here, the company's confetti effect.
The QER SFX team were called upon to supply custom visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night. Pictured here, the company's confetti effect.

Glastonbury Pyramid Stage Fights Dampened Spirits with Assist from QER SFX

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

GLASTONBURY, U.K. - QER SFX provided confetti, streamers, and pyrotechnics for three major headline acts at the muddiest Glastonbury on record. Battling against pouring rain and mud that threatened to swallow flight cases, the company, which has offices in the U.K. and U.S., serviced its biggest Glastonbury festival to date. With trends in special effects rapidly becoming a staple of festival entertainment, the QER SFX team were called upon to supply custom visuals for Foals, Muse, and Adele on both Friday and Saturday night.

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Scooter on the 'Can't Stop the Hardcore' tour. Photo by Ralph Larmann
Scooter on the 'Can't Stop the Hardcore' tour. Photo by Ralph Larmann

German Dance Troupe Tours with GLP X4 L Fixtures in Pods

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HAMBURG, Germany – LD Jerry Appelt teamed up once again with lighting director / programmer Marc Brunkhardt to craft the looks for Hamburg-based dance group Scooter as the troupe embarked on their Can't Stop the Hardcore tour. Visiting venues ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 capacity. The focal point of the stage and set design were five raked pods, loaded with lights and flown above the stage to form a scalable roof — and featuring many of the show’s 65 GLP impression X4 L’s.

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