International News

Bullet For My Valentine performs.
Bullet For My Valentine performs.

Greenfield Festival in Switzerland Includes 150+ Clay Paky Fixtures

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland – For the annual Greenfield rock festival, LD Nico Müller of technical supplier Go Audio used more than 150 Clay Paky fixtures. The Main Stage was equipped with 39 Alpha Wash 1200 fixtures, 36 Mythos and 18 Stormy CC strobes. Müller’s rig design for Greenfield’s smaller stages included 18 A.leda B-EYE K10, 18 Mythos, 16 Alpha Spot 800 QWO and eight Stormy CCs. The festival, which ran from June 8-11, welcomed more than 40 international rock, punk and metalcore bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Prodigy, Dropkick Murphys and Bullet For My Valentine (BFMV). More than 100,000 people from across Europe attended the four -day event.

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LD Michael Broderick and Brandon Bunyan of Black Coffee donated the idea and the use of the gear.
LD Michael Broderick and Brandon Bunyan of Black Coffee donated the idea and the use of the gear.

After its 'Jesus Dome' Burns, 12 Clay Paky Mythos Fixtures Light the Skies above Durban Christian Center’s Parking Lot

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

DURBAN, South Africa  - A massive fire destroyed the Durban Christian Centre's 5,500-capacity Jesus Dome auditorium in the city's Mayville neighborhood on the night of June 8. No one was injured in the blaze, but the structure, first dedicated in 1999, was a total loss. Three days later, the sky above the destroyed church's parking lot lit up with beams from 12 Clay Paky Mythos fixtures, all pointed towards a star, as the congregation met together for a service. LD Michael Broderick and Brandon Bunyan of Black Coffee donated the idea and the use of the gear.  Going forward, the megachurch will hold services using a large tent until the Jesus Dome can be rebuilt.

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LD Toni Amoros used 24 Mythos fixtures, supplied by Producciones Icardi, for the two-and-a-half-hour light show, which ran for nearly one month
LD Toni Amoros used 24 Mythos fixtures, supplied by Producciones Icardi, for the two-and-a-half-hour light show, which ran for nearly one month

Chilean Skyscraper Lit with Clay Paky Fixtures for Festive Light Show

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SANTIAGO, Chile – Architectural lighting designer Toni Amoros used 24 Clay Paky Mythos fixtures to animate South America’s tallest skyscraper, the Costanera Centre, with a festive light show. The building is in the heart of the chilean capital’s financial district and includes a six-floor shopping mall, two luxury hotels and office space. Its highest levels are home to Sky Costanera, the highest observation deck in South America. 

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The APIA Good Times Tour
The APIA Good Times Tour

CCP Provide High End Systems Rig in Perth for APIA Good Times Tour

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PERTH, Australia - The APIA Good Times Tour, featuring Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens and John Paul Young, has recently completed its 16-date tour of duty, including a stop in the Perth Concert Hall. With Perth being one of the three ‘orphaned’ shows without toured production, tour lighting designer Rohan Thornton was on the phone to local rental house Concert and Corporate Productions to source a rig for the show to supplement the Concert Halls’ simple house system.

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Rihanna Concert, Jazz Festival Canceled in Nice, France After Truck Attack on Bastille Day

Frank Hammel;
International News

NICE, France — Rihanna’s tour stop slated for the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France on July 15 was canceled after the deliberate attack by a gunman who also used the truck he was driving as a weapon, killing scores of pedestrians at a beachside fireworks show the night before. At least 84 people were killed in the July 14 attack before the gunman/truck driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, was shot dead by police. A local jazz festival set to open July 16 also canceled.

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The Haarlem Philharmonie crew
The Haarlem Philharmonie crew

Haarlem Philharmonie Installs Robe DL4X Moving Lights

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

HAARLEM, The Netherlands - Marco Hartendorf, technical manager of the Philharmonie concert hall in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and his crew are working with 10 new DL4X Spots from Robe. The moving lights were chosen for their silence and LED light source. Hartendorf and the lighting team of four work across the Philharmonie‘s two main venues – De Kleine Zaal capacity 412 and The Great Hall, with 1220 sets, and also the Stadschouwburg (City Hall) which is about 2 kilometers away, still in the city center.

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The Chauvet fixtures lit speakers, demonstrations and panel discussions.
The Chauvet fixtures lit speakers, demonstrations and panel discussions.

BigFish Uses Chauvet Ovation and Nexus Fixtures at Cannes Lions Event

Frank Hammel;
International News

CANNES, France — BigFish SRL Ltd. supported the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, formerly the International Advertising Festival, with a visual backdrop for the three-part event, covering Health (June 18-19), Innovation (June 21-22) and Entertainment (June 23-24). BigFish specified 18 Ovation E-910FC color rendering RGBA-Lime fixtures for the event.

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The new studio and set for InfoSport+
The new studio and set for InfoSport+

Canal+ Uses Robert Juliat Tibo LED Profiles for InfoSport+ TV Programming

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

PARIS - InfoSport+, a themed TV channel offered by the Canal+ Group, a French film and television studio and distributor, recently installed 50 neutral white LED Robert Juliat Tibo profiles in its new broadcasting studio where they are in daily use on sports live news broadcasts. Jean-Marc Delage, decided on Robert Juliat Tibo neutral white LED profiles, on the advice of French lighting director, Frédéric Dorieux for a new studio created by designer Philippe Désert.

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LD Paul Normandale credited the ProLights ArenaCOB4 fixtures used for the tour. Photo by the Fifth Estate Ltd.
LD Paul Normandale credited the ProLights ArenaCOB4 fixtures used for the tour. Photo by the Fifth Estate Ltd.

AC-ET Supplies ProLights LED Fixtures for Coldplay Tour

Frank Hammel;
International News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — UK-based A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. supplied a range of ProLights LED fixtures to Lite Alternative for the European leg of Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams stadium tour — the Brit alt rockers’ seventh series of concerts, launched to support their seventh chart-topping studio album.

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LD Arian Yegenah used Chauvet Professional Vesuvio RGBA fixtures
LD Arian Yegenah used Chauvet Professional Vesuvio RGBA fixtures

Chauvet Vesuvio Creates RGBA Fog Effects at Midnight Mafia

Nook Schoenfeld
International News

SYDNEY  - After a hiatus, the Australian all-night dance music festival, Midnight Mafia, returned April 23 at the Showground event space in Sydney’s Olympic Park, hosting some of Australia’s most popular DJs including The Enforcers and The Ace of Spades. LD Arian Yegenah used Chauvet Professional Vesuvio RGBA fixtures from Australian distributor Showtools during the event.

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