PR Lighting XR200 Beam at Argentina's Folklore Festival

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National Folklore Festival CosquinCOSQUIN, Argentina - The National Folklore Festival Cosquín ran for nine nights this past January. PR Lighting’s XR200 Beam and PR XS1200 Spot helped illuminate the stage and stadium.

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COSQUIN, Argentina - Situated in the city of Cosquin in the Punilla Valley, and attended by around 9,000 people per day, National Folklore Festival Cosquín is one of the most important festivals of folk music in Argentina. Dating back to 1961, it runs for nine nights each January, which are traditionally referred to as the Nine Moons Coscoínas.

Service and distribution company Deligio Iluminación first became involved back in 2006 and this year again rigged the large Atahualpa Yupanqui stage in Cosquin’s main Prospero Molina Square — named in honor of the legendary guitarist.

Deligio fielded PR Lighting’s high brightness/low wattage XR200 Beams, imported by PR Lighting’s Argentinian distributor, Martellota, and supplied by Carlos Capra’s Audio - Line, alongside XS 1200 Spots, a versatile, bright moving head with rapid beam movement.

“We like the XR200 Beam for its overall performance, since it is compact, with good power, and is a highly recognized brand,” said Deligio co-owner Pablo Deligio. The rental company fielded PR FX both as performing devices and as part of the stadium rigging, deploying 14 PR XR200 Beam and 16 PR XS1200 Spot, among other equipment. This also included full rigging and LED screens.

With Nestor Deligio (Pablo’s father) handling the stage design and programming (via grandMA and Wholehog 3 desks) the show opened to reveal more than 100 meters of LED screen. “Therefore it was essential to have an automated fixture that could hold its own against the power of the LED,” said Pablo.

The XR 200 Beam was “the star of the festival,” said Pablo. “Many of the public praised its performance and said how surprised they were at the fixture’s power and definition. The XS 1200 Spot was installed to project gobos and effects.

“We like the PR Lighting brand because it offers versatility, high quality optics, superior performance and quiet running,” he added. “In this application the festival is lit for 14 hours over nine days, so it is a good opportunity to test both its performance and reliability. The PR Lighting fixtures worked faultlessly through all the conditions.”

With such a large roster of leading names in Argentinian folklore taking part, it was fortunate that the stage was one of the largest in Latin America, and that it could be rotated through 180 degrees for a faster turn-around of musicians.