Global Gathering Dance Festival Lit by Robe Moving Lights

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• Created: September 3, 2009

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WARWICKSHIRE, U.K. — The 2009 Global Gathering dance festival beckoned attendees with over 200 moving lights for the main stage, five arenas and two outdoor terraces at the Long Marsden Airfield. Working with Electric Fly Productions, the event’s production lighting and show designers, HSL supplied the gear.

HSL’s Mike Oates and Tim Fawkes worked with Electric Fly’s Nick Jevons and Phil Winward on the show designs, which balanced high-impact lighting and effects with the need for quick load-ins and de-rigs.

The Robe fixtures were deployed in all the arenas and on the main stage, most of which were in continuous operation for hours on end.

On the main stage, there were 24 Robe ColorSpot and 18 ColorWash 1200E ATs, rigged on trusses in the roof and on four custom pre-rigged trussing pods flown at the sides of the stage, for low level cross-stage beam work.

The headline acts there included Prodigy (LD Andy Hurst) and Orbital (LD Johnny Gaskell).

The Global/Carl Cox arena was the largest of the tented spaces, with a capacity of approximately 12,000, and this featured 20 ColorSpot and 20 ColorWash ATs, along with strobes and video columns.

Some of the fixtures were attached to drop bars to break up the gaps and fill the spaces between the strips of video, and Nathan Wan operated all lighting.

Over in the Godskitchen Arena, the mega-club’s “Boom Box” design was framed by 22 Robe ColorSpot 700E ATs, with 16 ColorSpot 1200E ATs and 4 ColorWash 1200E ATs used for audience lighting. Godskitchen’s operator, Simon Barrington, ran all the lighting.

The other arenas — Tool Room Knight/Random Concept, Spectrum/Polysexual and Bedrock — all had Robe at the hub of their visual mixes, including a combination of 700 and 250 Series Spot and Washes.

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