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  • CHAUVET Professional Wins LDI 2022 Large Booth Award
    Nature’s fury and man-made hazards can both play havoc with lighting design plans, but the innovative and thoughtful use of technology can protect against these threats. That’s been a driving concept behind the development of CHAUVET Professional’s IP65 rated product, and it was also stunningly reflected in the company’s booth at this year’s LDI Show.…
  • Obsidian Control Systems continues boom in popularity at LDI 2022
    With lighting control professionals crowding the Obsidian Control Systems booth at LDI in Las Vegas, the show was a testament to Obsidian’s position as perhaps the fastest growing lighting control brand on the market. Lighting designers, programmers and operators all made their way to the Obsidian booth over the course of the three-day show to…
  • Adlib Invests in FORTE and RoboSpot Systems
    Leading UK rental and technical production company Adlib has invested in Robe FORTE moving lights and RoboSpot remote follow spot systems to service their busy ongoing work schedule. Some of the new kit went directly out on the recent Mrs Brown’s Boys “D’Live Show – The Battle for Moore Street” tour, with lighting designed by…
  • Brooklyn’s ‘Limitless AI’ harnesses Hippotizer to immerse visitors in vast video installation
    An army of Hippotizer Media Servers have landed in Brooklyn to feed vast amounts of visual data to 63 HD projectors inside ArtsDistrict Brooklyn’s Limitless AI immersive experience, filling the 10,000 square-foot main gallery space with a 360-degree video. Created by internationally-renowned, Istanbul-based artists Ferdi and Eylul Alici of Ouchhh Studio, Limitless AI transports audiences…
  • Vari-Lite reports brand strength and positive new product response at LDI
    The Vari-Lite team says they are “overwhelmed” at the response to the new products showcased at LDI 2022 and by the strength of the brand within the industry. Three major new flagship products made their US tradeshow debut at the event. A highlight was the Vari-Lite VL3600 Profile IP – a large-scale, high output production…
  • Robe on Tour with Phoebe Bridgers
    Intelligent, enigmatic, and hugely talented, the music of Phoebe Bridgers has been captivating an ever-growing fanbase since her first album release in 2017, with lighting designer Spike Kienholz Inglis of Spike Design lucky enough to have been lighting the artist since those early days. Fame and acclaim have arrived at a fast-and-furious pace for the…
  • Ayrton luminaires in tune with Les Fous Chantants 2022
    Every year since 1998, the mass choir of Les Fous Chantants (The Singing Fools), has honoured French-speaking songwriters and composers – living or deceased – with a major choral concert devoted to their works. The musical programme generally includes 25 songs, including those of the guest artist, that are sung with the choir. This year’s…
  • Squeek Lights and CHAUVET Professional Help Matt Bodner Create Jersey Aura for The Gaslight Anthem
    “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey,” Jon Bon Jovi once said. His fellow Garden State rocker, The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon, would likely agree with that description, so too would the fans who filled the PNC Arts Center amphitheater on a blustery October night to hear the band from New Brunswick’s biggest local…
  • Marc Wasserman Accents Laughter and Music for Fall Back In Love Comedy Jam with CHAUVET Professional
    Lighting comedy is serious business for Marc Wasserman of 3 With 1 Grab Productions. In recent years, the Manhattan-based designer has lit major tours by Nick Cannon as well as shows by the likes of Mo’nique and Rip Micheals, in addition to the annual Fall Back Comedy arena tour. Just as comics live on timing,…
  • Meyer Sound System Fills Madrid’s Stadium with the Dynamic Music of Vetusta Morla
    New PANTHER Line Arrays Integrate Seamlessly into Massive LEO Family System. The The Spanish indie rock band Vetusta Morla has attracted a large and loyal following since it first emerged in 2008, so when the band members capped a whirlwind tour in support of its Latin Grammy-nominated “Cable a Tierra” album at Madrid’s Metropolitan Stadium,…
  • New innovations, new opportunities await at Elation Booth #1142 at LDI
    Elation is grateful for the efforts of all those who have made the return of live events possible and we are excited to be returning to the LDI show to do what we enjoy best—working face to face with industry professionals to successfully realize their lighting projects. We look forward to connecting November 18-20 at…
  • What’s on the catwalk? Brompton Technology powers virtual production fashion shoot at MGX Studio
    From filmmaking to live music performances, virtual production is a game changer for many industries. One such burgeoning sector is fashion. MGX Studio, a revolutionary virtual production house based in İstanbul, Turkey, has recently collaborated with Iron Project to create M&D Haute Couture, a stunning fashion runway concept that uses the studio’s high-tech virtual production…
  • Christie Lites launches Berlin shop to bolster Central European operations
    Stage lighting and rigging specialist Christie Lites has opened a Berlin base to strengthen its Central Europe operations. Located in the north of the city, Christie Lites’s Berlin shop, which is already fully operational, offers valuable local industry expertise and a diverse and well-serviced inventory to the company’s existing network across the USA, Canada, and…
  • Obsidian Control Systems to highlight portable, modular NX1™ lighting console at LDI 2022
    Obsidian Control Systems is excited to be returning to the LDI show in Las Vegas November 18-20 and invites designers, programmers and operators to Booth #1142 to sample a host of new releases that includes several new lighting control products under the ONYX™ lighting control platform. Visitors will have a chance to demo the new…
  • Over 450 Proteus workhorses light The Weeknd “After Hours til Dawn” stadium tour
    LD Jason Baeri comments on role of Proteus Hybrid™ and Proteus Excalibur™ in design for monumental outdoor show. Big concert tours were back in a big way this past summer and The Weeknd’s ambitious “After Hours til Dawn” outing is perhaps the best example. Lighting designer Jason Baeri is using over 450 Elation Proteus Hybrid™…
  • Huge Vari-Lite VL2600 rig invokes vintage rock glamor for Panic! at the Disco
    US rockers Panic! at the Disco kickstarted their highly anticipated Viva Las Vengeance arena tour at Austin’s Moody Center in September, with a 70s and 80s rock-influenced high-octane show. Conjuring up rich colors and sharp beams were 128 VL2600 PROFILE luminaires from Vari-Lite, the originator of the modern moving head and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT)…
  • Joe Beardsmore and Jonny Gaskell Power David Gray USA Tour with ChamSys
    “The greater the contrast, the greater the potential energy,” the eminent Swiss thinker Carl Jung once observed. Jung wasn’t alluding to lighting design when he made this observation; his interest was the study of human emotions, but anyone who has ever played off light and shadows against each other on a stage can appreciate the…
  • Tom Kenny Creates Diverse Looks for iHeartRadio Music Festival with 4Wall and CHAUVET Professional
    What’s in a name? Sometimes, just a glimpse of the total picture. Take the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival. Although it’s called a “festival,” this star-studded event is also, at is core, a nationally televised special. Tom Kenny always has this duality firmly planted in this mind when designing the lighting rig for this two-day series…
  • Proteus Excalibur™ Sky Motion a simple, efficient solution for a powerful searchlight effect
    That sweeping, powerful, attention-grabbing searchlight effect that you see at a Hollywood movie premiere, or any number of high-profile events, has traditionally been the domain of cumbersome and inefficient Xenon lighting systems. Elation Professional is changing all that with Sky Motion, an automated sky tracker system in its compact Proteus Excalibur™ beam moving head that…
  • Hippotizer helps BLINK Cincinnati artists wash the city with spectacular graphics
    The streets of Cincinnati were awash with colour in October as an estimated 1.5 million people enjoyed the BLINK light and art festival, which featured four large-scale projection mappings powered by Hippotizer Media Servers. During the four-day event, video installations turned the city’s landmark buildings into ‘a techno cityscape of the future’, bringing existing artworks…
  • From Hellfest to Rock Werchter and NOS Alive – PRG chooses Brompton LED processing to fuel Metallica’s The Return Of The European Summer Vacation tour
    Metallica, the biggest heavy metal band on the planet, has just completed its European summer festival run with The Return Of The European Summer Vacation tour, which saw the band playing at some of Europe’s most anticipated music festivals including Copenhell 2022 (Denmark), Download Germany, Hellfest Summer Open Air (France), Rock Werchter (Belgium) and NOS…
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Randall Diagre Create Transformative Effects for Eefje de Visser
    A sunset is a beautiful color explosion! This is the type of observation an inspired lighting designer could readily make at the close of the day. In this case, however, the words were uttered by Eefje de Visser in an interview when discussing the sensory and emotional forces that drive her music. Having worked with…
  • Vari-Lite launches X-Series console designed for both theatrical and concert lighting
    Vari-Lite, industry pioneers in moving head lighting control and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, today announces the Neo X15 and Neo X5, a family of high-performance lighting consoles designed for mixed-use facilities such as performing arts centers; stadiums and arenas; houses of worship; studios; schools; and more. “Large format entertainment lighting consoles are…
  • Claypaky Fixtures Support Florian Pittis Tribute Concert in Romania
    A large array of Claypaky fixtures illuminated the eighth edition of “Flowers of the Soul: Remember Florian Pittis,” a two-day tribute concert held in Bucharest last June honoring the Romanian stage and television actor, folk singer, writer and director who died in 2007. “It can be tricky to create something for an already installed simple…
  • Ayrton releases Huracán Wash – just for a thrill
    Ayrton is thrilled to announce the release of Huracán Wash, its first wash type fixtures designed around a Fresnel lens. With Huracán Wash, Ayrton has reinvented the wash luminaire by designing an avant-garde product capable of creating a sublime atmosphere. Designed for rapid scene changes, Huracán Wash is a formidable partner offering efficiency and reliability.…
  • Ayrton: High profile at Lowlands Paradise
    Held between 19-21 August 2022 at Evenemententerrein Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival is the largest and most prestigious multi-day festival in The Netherlands. Themed as “A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise”, the festival is spread out over a natural area which includes its famous campsite and a variety of stages offering a wide variety of…
  • Zakk Bosserman Lights Chase Rice at Blame My Roots Festival with CHAUVET Professional
    Adaptability is one of the most valuable virtues. Zakk Bosserman has no argument with that time-honored adage. As the lighting designer for the prolifically touring country star Chase Rice, he has become a master at molding a wide variety of house and festival rigs to fit his client’s versatile blend of music. “I design my…
  • Ayrton Perseo and Domino Profiles light up the Jova Beach Party 2022
    There was great success for the summer tour of Jova Beach Party 2022, which saw the Italian songwriter Lorenzo Cherubini, aka Jovanotti, performing from June until September along beautiful Italian beaches, in front of stadium-size audiences totalling 550,000 spectators. This was a project that wanted to break the mould, leaving behind the usual live circuits…
  • ECM Meets the Needs of the Swiss Theatrical Market With a Variety of Claypaky Fixtures
    Electric Claudio Merlo Lighting Equipment S.A. (ECM), a stage lighting equipment supplier and Claypaky distributor in Taverne, Switzerland, has been working non-stop to fill the needs of professional theaters across Switzerland. Theaters are particularly demanding venues for lighting fixtures since they require extremely low-noise operation and very high quality of light and control. Given those…
  • Ayrton Domino LT shines for Showtec at Singapore National Day Parade
    Showtec, one of the largest rental companies in South East Asia, was delighted to purchase 40 Ayrton Domino LT luminaires from Total Solution Marketing Pte Ltd, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Singapore, recently. The fixtures were subsequently used for the prestigious Singapore National Day Parade on 9th August 2022, one of the biggest events to be…
  • AE Live Champions Gender Diversity with Rise
    The leading provider of broadcast solutions is honouring its commitment to gender diversity by playing an important role at the recent Rise Up Academy Summer School. AE Live (AE), a world leading provider of graphics and data solutions, has played an important part in the recent successful Rise Up Academy Summer School as part of…
  • Alain Corthout and ChamSys Flow with Black Eyed Peas
    After two decades, six Grammy Awards, 80 million record sales, and over 300 live concerts, the Black Eyed Peas haven’t lost a step, either in their exuberant hip-hop infused sound, or their get-up-and-dance stage presence. Both were on full display early this August at the Lokerse Feesten when the band electrified a packed house with…
  • Events Evolution Connects Burna Boy To Crowd with CHAUVET Professional
    The sprawling Belgravia Sports Club was packed with fans this summer when Grammy winner Burna Boy stepped onto the stage a little after 10:30 as part of his Space Drift Tour. It didn’t take long, however, for the mood at the big outdoor facility to take on the intimate air of a cozy live music…
  • Roland Greil uses 450 Elation lights on epic Bavaria Sounds 2022 concerts in Munich
    Shows by Andreas Gabalier, Helene Fischer and Robbie Williams draw over 300,000 to massive open-air stage at Munich Exhibition Center. The largest open-air concerts ever held in Munich, and the largest in Germany this year, took place at the Munich Exhibition Center in August with over 300,000 fans total attending shows by Andreas Gabalier, Helene…
  • Robe Lighting s.r.o. agrees to Acquire Artistic Licence
    Robe Lighting, the world’s leading entertainment lighting manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Artistic Licence, leaders in the design & manufacture of lighting control products and originator of Art-Net. The official announcement was made in the UK yesterday. “This is a great acquisition for Robe”, stated Josef Valchar, CEO Robe Lighting s.r.o., “It provides products that…
  • Blumano Launches in Germany
    BLUMANO, engineering consultancy and advisers for safety and stage machinery design, is proud to announce its expansion with BLUMANO Deutschland. This base, located in the heart of Western Europe, will work closely with BLUMANO’s network of offices in Ireland, the UK, Italy, South Korea and the Netherlands. Laura van Haperen joins this progressive organisation and…
  • I’m a Robe iSpiider – Don’t Get Me Out of Here!
    Robe’s new IP65 rated iSpiider LED wash moving lights passed some serious jungle tests on the latest edition of “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Germany” (Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier rau) … which was recorded at Blyde River Canyon in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Lighting was supplied by…
  • Justin Preston Balances Looks for Thundercat’s Broad Museum Show with CHAUVET Professional
    Sliding frictionlessly though thumbing funk and mesmerizing rock-soul infused jazz, multi Grammy winning bassist Thundercat is, as the New York Times put it “the kind of artist who invites listeners into a private world.” What a delightfully unique world it is too, with fresh original takes on familiar musical themes waiting around every turn. The…
  • Illumixx appointed new Elation Professional distributor in Canada
    Elation Professional is pleased to announce that Illumixx—a new distribution company owned by Christie Lites—has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Elation Professional products in Canada. The distribution partnership with Illumixx, which also covers the distribution of Obsidian Control Systems and Magmatic atmospheric effects products, goes into effect on September 1, 2022. Claudia Pfaffinger, CEO…
  • Meyer Sound Monitoring Helps Move Guadalajara Studio to Front Rank of Mexican Post-Production Facilities
    With the opening late last year of its new Sound Arts room, Semillero Estudios in Guadalajara became the first post-production facility in the state of Jalisco to offer Dolby-certified mixing in the Atmos HE (Home Entertainment) immersive sound format. In addition, the new mixing room is distinguished as the first in Mexico outside Mexico City…
  • GLP helps 311 to another massive 311 Day party success in Las Vegas
    LD Bobby Grey develops new hexagon concept at the Park MGM with impression X4 Bar 20 and JDC1. Every second year, veteran American rock band 311 celebrates 11 March (3/11) with a massive party-style celebration concert for fans over two nights at the Park Theater, Las Vegas (Park MGM). And the pressure is on LD…
  • Green-GO Digital Intercom solutions prove vital for Tallinn City Theatre at Salme Kultuurikeskus
    A host of Green-GO’s pioneering digital intercom products have been installed at Tallinn City Theatre’s temporary home at the nearby Salme Kultuurikeskus (Salme Cultural Centre) while the main theatre is renovated. The relocation gave Green-GO distributor and Tallinn-based theatre smart control experts Focuspoint OÜ the opportunity to specify Green-GO solutions to the theatre, which is…
  • Robe at PLASA 2022
    Robe anticipates a busy and vibrant PLASA 2022 with the industry, shows and events back and working at full speed. It will be the official launch of Robe’s potent and impressive iFORTETM moving light, an IP65 version of FORTETM, the brand’s current highest-powered TETM (TRANSFERABLE ENGINE) LED luminaire. Robe’s expanding i-series of weatherised products includes…
  • Ayrton’s Diablo S proves Total Solution for Trio AV in Singapore
    Total Solution Marketing, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for the Singapore region, is very happy to announce the purchase of 24 Ayrton Diablo S LED profile fixtures by Trio AV. Trio AV has a strong reputation for supplying exactly the right products and technical expertise for every possible event, from exhibitions, seminars, conferences and product launches, to…
  • Prolight + Sound 2023: Theatre and stage technology again strongly represented
    In the heart of Europe, Prolight + Sound, the leading trade fair for event & entertainment technology, offers companies in the sector a major international stage. In the coming year, it will again place a special focus on the growing product area of stage and theatre technology. Already at past editions of Prolight + Sound,…
  • Brompton Technology delivers exceptional LED processing power for Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics (+–=÷x) Tour
    Promising fans a production unlike anything they have seen before, British superstar Ed Sheeran kicked off his largest tour to date on April 23rd in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin. Since then, the singer-songwriter has been playing stadiums across the UK and Ireland, with further dates planned across Central Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Latin America and…
  • Xytech to Showcase Media Operations Platform at IBC 2022
    Xytech’s Media Operations Platform will be on display at Stand 1.C2. Xytech will be showcasing its Media Operations Platform™ at Stand 1.C21 during the upcoming IBC Show from Sept. 9–12 at RAI Amsterdam. Xytech’s Media Operations Platform™ delivers the industry’s most comprehensive solution for media, broadcast and post-production companies, boasting the deepest expertise and most…
  • Obsidian Control Systems announces shipping release of NX1™ control system and ONYX 4.8 software release
    Following the successful launch of the NX1 lighting control system at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Frankfurt in late April, the NX1™ console along with the add-on NX P™ playback wing and NX K™ keypad are now being delivered in large quantities to customers around the world. The NX1 is the newest member of…
  • Verge Aero partners with T-Mobile and Google Pixel for sky high Lollapalooza drone dance
    Verge Aero took Chicago’s famous Lollapalooza festival to new highs in July as 300 of the company’s custom-built drones danced high above the site to elevate the experience. Acts as diverse as Dua Lipa, Metallica and J. Cole performed over the four-day event, which took place at the city’s Grant Park. It was the first…
  • Robe Celebrates Liberty at Colours of Ostrava 2022 Festival
    The majestic former Vítkovice steelworks in Ostrava, Czech Republic again resonated with the positive energy, great vibes, amazing music, and animated carnival atmosphere of the Colours of Ostrava festival. The four-day 2022 event is the largest music festival in the Czech Republic and one of the most popular in Central Europe, presenting multiple stages and…
  • CHAUVET Professional Answers “What’s New at PLASA?”
    “What’s new?” Unscientific research has shown those to be the most common words uttered by visitors when they first enter a trade show stand. Those who pose that question to the CHAUVET Professional team at PLASA stand C-16 will be treated to some exciting answers, as the company continues to build on its recent impressive…
  • Bigtime Lighting Design Captures Black Keys Real Feel With CHAUVET Professional
    Embarking on their first full-scale tour since the pandemic, the Black Keys were eager to get back to the basics, eliminating all distractions, and turning out rock infused blues with the free-flowing spontaneity that has made the duo from Ohio one of the most powerful forces in popular music. Patrick Carney, the band’s drummer described…
  • 280 Proteus for Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn Castle
    Jerry Appelt turns to power of Excalibur and Maximus on one of his favorite shows of the year. The annual Summer Night Concert (Das Sommernachtskonzert) by the Vienna Philharmonic at the illustrious Schönbrunn Palace is the second biggest show every year in Austria, only outdone by the world-class orchestra’s renowned New Year’s Concert. This year,…
  • Latest Elation Proteus™, Fuze™ and KL™ products to show at PLASA 2022
    Elation and UK partner Entedi welcome lighting professionals to Stand E-14 at Olympia London. Elation is proud to partner with Entedi Ltd. in the UK and is excited to team with the technology equipment solutions provider to present an exceptional line-up of new lighting tools September 4-6 at the PLASA tradeshow at Olympia in West…
  • Obsidian Control Systems to highlight new NX1™ portable lighting controller at PLASA 2022
    Visitors to the upcoming PLASA tradeshow at Olympia in London will have the chance to demo Obsidian Control Systems’ new portable yet full-featured NX1™ lighting console. Obsidian invites designers, programmers and operators to Stand E-14 where personnel from Obsidian, as well as UK partner Entedi, will be on hand to demo a host of new…
  • Volt Lites’ Inventory of Claypaky Mini-B Fixtures Impress on “American Song Contest” and More
    Claypaky Mini-B fixtures, the smallest LED moving light ever made by Claypaky for the professional market, are in constant demand at Burbank-based Volt Lites, Inc. where “American Song Contest” was among its latest users. Volt Lites was the first company in the US to acquire Mini-B and now boasts more than 200 of the fixtures…
  • Ayrton Domino Profile on tour with Cremonini
    Cesare Cremonini’s Stadium Tour 2022 Milano, which started in Milan and closed with a resounding event at the Imola racetrack, has just ended. The eight sold-out dates of the Tour celebrated the Bologna singer’s 20-year career with the aim of leaving behind the long period of downtime due to the pandemic and getting back on…
  • ChamSys Connects at PLASA
    Trade shows are widely regarded as a forum for making and nurturing connections. The ChamSys team will be taking this to heart quite literally at PLASA in stand C-16 staring 4 September, as they expand their popular “Connect” family of products with the world preview of the MagicQ Compact Connect and MagicQ Compact Mini Connect.…
  • Ecom-Events Sets Mood at Dub Camp Festival with CHAUVET Professional
    The “divine art of subtlety,” as the ancient Chinese called it, exerts an irresistible sway over the heart and imagination. This elusive, but powerful force was palable on the banks of Lake Vioreau recently at the Dub Camp Festival, as minimalist sub-bass sounds and riddims filled the air over five stages supported by the subtle…
  • Noot vir Noot for Robe
    Noot vir Noot (Note for Note), a long-running popular and successful Afrikaans language TV music-based games show produced by Stemmburg TV and broadcast on SABC 2 has returned to screens after a two-year break due to Covid, with edition 40 featuring a slightly reimagined version of the slick brand-new set designed by Michael Gill and…
  • Neumann Miniature Clip Mic Systems brings detail and smooth open sound to the award-winning Six the Musical
    Described as the show that “…brought magic, energy, modernity, and fun to the stage with a cast of queens that we all should hail” [mdtheatreguide.com], Six the Musical was first presented by Cambridge University students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe five years ago. It has since gone on to professional productions in the West End,…
  • Deep Bass with Highest Precision: Neumann Unveils the DSP-Powered Studio Monitor KH 150
    German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin expands its line of reference-class studio monitors with the KH 150. The bi-amplified, DSP-controlled loudspeaker features the same high-resolution tweeter as all Neumann studio monitors and a newly developed 6.5” woofer with ultra-low distortion and high SPL capability. Despite its rather compact format, the KH 150 surprises with outstanding clarity, even…
  • ES invests in Ayrton Domino LT for busy Summer and Fall in the US
    Headquartered in Mocksville, North Carolina, Special Event Services (SES) offers audio, lighting, design, video, staging and live event production to a wide array of clients. The company recently invested in Ayrton Domino LT fixtures expanding its inventory of Ayrton luminaires and putting the fixtures to work on a variety of projects across the country. ACT…
  • Meyer Sound System Carries Magic Moments for The Drifters Girl in London
    Currently playing an extended run in London’s West End theater district, The Drifters Girl tells the story of Faye Treadwell, the long-time manager of The Drifters, by interweaving her personal narrative with 20 concert-level performances of the seminal R&B/pop group’s chart-topping hits. To maintain the full impact of both the dramatic and musical elements, sound…
  • Adam King Calls on CHAUVET Professional to Balance Looks for Mountview’s Legally Blonde
    Never permit a false dichotomy to rule your life, Pablo Picasso once declared. Sage advice, as the heroine Elle Woods proves with such panache in “Legally Blonde,” the Laurence O’Keefe-Neil Brown musical, inspired (like the film before it) by the Amanda Brown novel about a vapid California sorority girl who metamorphizes into a Harvard Law…
  • Workhorse Proteus Maximus™ on display at The Royal Windsor Horse Show
    This year marks the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and in honor of the historical anniversary, the United Kingdom is holding several events celebrating her 70-year reign. At The Royal Windsor Horse Show in May, Elation Professional had its own workhorse on display albeit not of the equine variety. PRG provided a full lighting…
  • Vari-Lite VL2600 brings sensational style to Jacob Collier’s world tour
    Multi-genre English musician Jacob Collier is back on the road for a grand world tour to celebrate his DJESSE album series. The show features an energetic lighting design harnessing the rich colors of the VL2600 range of luminaires from Vari-Lite, originators of the modern moving head and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand. The…
  • Vasco Live 022 Tour Sets a Trend for zactrack
    Italian showman and megastar Vasco Rossi completed his “Live 022” stadium tour this summer, comprising 11 spectacular, sold-out concert performances watched enthusiastically by three quarters of a million fans, with lighting designed by Vasco’s long-term LD, Giovanni Pinna. Giovanni took the 71-metre-wide stage and over 1000 square meters of video surface in Gio Forma studio’s…
  • Prolight + Sound cooperates with amusement park association IAAPA and will be present at the IAAPA Expo Europe
    Prolight + Sound, the leading trade fair for event & entertainment technology, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) are jointly aiming to leverage potential. To this end, Prolight + Sound will have a stand at IAAPA Expo Europe in London (12 – 15 September 2022). IAAPA is also planning to take…
  • GLP promises lime with everything at PLASA Show
    At stand E5, everything centres around the colour lime this time – and for good reason. When GLP gave a world premiere to the impression X5 at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, it established the new lime chip – which was quickly revered by LDs everywhere. An accompanying campaign entitled Our Lime makes…
  • Parni Valjak Rocks Pula Arena
    “Valjak I Prijatelji” (Valjak & friends) was a very special show staged in Pula, Croatia, in the city’s magnificent Arena Roman amphitheatre venue and dedicated to Aki Rahimovski, lead singer of legendary Croatian rockers Parni Valjak. The enigmatic frontman died suddenly and unexpectedly in January aged 66, just ahead of a major tour, leaving everyone…
  • Ayrton brings new products to PLASA 2022
    Ayrton, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, will be exhibiting its latest ground breaking LED lighting products on the stand of its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions (Stand C11). New for this year and being exhibited for the first time in the UK are Cobra, Zonda 9 FX and Domino LT. All three of…
  • Robert Juliat presents Sully, a full range of LED luminaires, at PLASA Show 22
    Robert Juliat is happy to announce it will be exhibiting at PLASA Show on stand C11 with its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions. Robert Juliat will present Sully LED fixtures, including profile and Fresnel spots, in warm and cool white LED (Sully White), and the new 4C coloured LED models (Sully 4C) which were first…
  • Showlight 2023 – Showlight 2023 to exhibit and present seminar at PLASA Show 2022
    Showlight will be exhibiting at PLASA Show 2022 on Stand A8 giving visitors the chance to meet some of the Committee that organise this unique quadrennial event and discover more about what the event has to offer. Showlight Chairman, John Allen, and Showlight Technical Director and past-Chairman of the Papers Committee, Bernie Davis, will also…
  • Obsidian Control Systems to hold in-person training at Netherlands HQ September 20-22
    Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level training serves growing ONYX user base. Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to be hosting three in-person training sessions on the ONYX control platform at its European headquarters in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. The training sessions will take place September 20, 21 and 22 and will focus on Obsidian’s ONYX software while…
  • Hippotizer Nevis+ turns up the VJ volume for We are FSTVL
    Digital Insanity teamed up with House powerhouse Defected and Disco-House connoisseurs Glitterbox in August to deliver dazzling visuals for London’s We are FSTVL, choosing up a Hippotizer Nevis+ Media Server to pump out extra VJ prowess. Reading-based video production company Digital Insanity – which has created visuals for dance festivals including Snowbombing, Lovebox and Global…
  • Gateway and CHAUVET Professional Help Matt Guminski Create Intense Looks for The Cult
    Legendary frontman Ian Astbury and The Cult have “always been fans of warm blinder light from a low and back position,” says Matt Guminski, the band’s lighting designer, programmer, and operator. For his part, Guminski is a self-described “fan of contrasting warm tungsten (or a proper tungsten emulating LED), that works harmoniously with the bold…
  • New Ovation Réve E-3 IP From CHAUVET Professional Offers Indoor/Outdoor Versatility
    When it was introduced in March, 2021, the Ovation Rêve E-3 set a new standard for LED ellipsoidals by combining a full spectrum of saturated colors with vivid whites featuring +/- green adjustments, along with a host of other features. Now CHAUVET Professional is rewriting the rule book again, with the new Ovation Réve E-3…
  • Elation lighting supports one-of-a-kind nighttime experience at Wisconsin’s The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark
    Lightswitch and HYBYCOZO explore interplay of light and sculpture at The Paine Art Center and Gardens. Light has a unique ability to move us in unexpected ways and nowhere will you find that more true than at The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark at The Paine Art Center and Gardens, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.…
  • Kunsthøgskolen invests in Robe ESPRITES
    Kunsthøgskolen – Oslo’s National Academy of the Arts is a vibrant and high-profile university college in the Norwegian capital which is dedicated to education in design and fine art (including graphics, furniture, and clothing design) and the visual and performing arts. The visual and performing arts faculty covers multiple genres – theatre, drama, opera, dance,…
  • Astera Titans take the right Direction for Maranatha Community Church
    Maranatha Community Church Johannesburg, South Africa, has invested in two sets of Astera Titan Tubes for its busy 3000-seater auditorium in Kempton Park. They were purchased as part of an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent technical production for their services and events. Nereen Bradshaw is head of media at Maranatha, and is responsible for creating…
  • Will Chandler and CHAUVET Professional Create Expansive Impressions on Bob Moses Tour
    “The perfection of art is to conceal art,” wrote the Roman philosopher Marcus Fabius Quintilianus. More than two thousand years later, the insight he expressed continues to motivate creatives everywhere, who strive to express their visions in ways that make it appear as if they have sprung forth on their own. Will Chandler is clearly…
  • Stage Right Lighting’s Ayrton Perseo investment pays off for concerts, festival and special events in the Tidewater
    Stage Right Lighting in Virginia Beach, Virginia expanded its Ayrton lighting inventory with 38 Perseo IP65-rated compact, multi-function luminaires, which have been flying off the shelves, according to Production Manager Doug Arble. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America. “We’re based in the Tidewater area, which consists of seven cities,…
  • Brett Eldredge on the road with impactful, multi-purpose Elation rig
    Bobby Glowacki does a bit of everything on country music artist Brett Eldredge’s current “Songs About You” U.S. tour and lights the singer/songwriter using a versatile lighting rig from Elation Professional. Production design, lighting design, lighting programming, lighting operation, even lighting tech, he’s a virtual jack-of-all-lighting-trades working behind the scenes to make sure the show…
  • Meyer Sound PANTHER Arrives to Outside Lands’ Main Stage
    San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival, presented by Another Planet Entertainment and co-producer Superfly, returned to Golden Gate Park August 5⁠–⁠7, with headliners including SZA, Green Day, and Post Malone. This year, a Meyer Sound PANTHER large-format linear line array loudspeaker system powered the “Lands End” main stage, provided by Bay Area rental company UltraSound, LLC.…
  • Telstra Broadcast Services to Launch the Next Generation of its Cutting-Edge Internet Delivery Network (IDN) at IBC
    The upgraded IDN builds on its predecessor with an internet standards and web-first approach to content delivery. Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) is launching the next generation of its cutting-edge IDN (Internet Delivery Network), to cater to the specific needs of international broadcasters for major event delivery, at the IBC Show in Amsterdam September 9-12. The…
  • Romain Plantier & Loïc Pollet Energize Vinci Group Gala at Palais de la Bourse with CHAUVET Professional
    Visitors to the Palais de la Bourse can’t help but admire the white marble statue, near the stairs leading up to this Renaissance Revival structure. Graceful and flowing, the sculpture represents the Rivers Saône and Rhône, their arms joining together as they point confidently towards the future. It is the perfect allegory for a building…
  • grandMA3 software release version 1.8 out now!
    MA Lighting has now released the grandMA3 software version 1.8. In a very short release cycle MA presents massive workflow improvements and new functionalities in the following areas: New workflow for symmetrical movementsSelection Grid toolsMultipatchAdditional Store modesReworked Update menu In addition, lots of already existing features are taken to the next level. The DMX tester…
  • AE Live Appoints Simar Ghangas as Head of Commercial for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region
    New Head of Commercial joins AE Live to further expand the company’s global footprint. AE Live, a leading global provider of graphics and data solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simar Ghangas as Head of Commercial for APAC, in which he will be responsible for growing AE Live’s position in the region. Simar…
  • KILOVIEW debuts new products to boost IP transition at IBC2022
    KILOVIEW, a leading provider of IP video transmission solutions, has revealed the new products it will be showcasing on its Stand 7.B60 at this year’s IBC2022, which takes place 9-12 September at the Amsterdam RAI. The company is expanding its growing ecosystem of powerful IP-based video transmission solutions with a portfolio of new technologies designed…
  • Hippotizer Karst+ unpacks interactive, immersive projections at IKEA
    Scandinavian flat-pack super chain IKEA’s flagship store in Wembley, North London, is immersing potential buyers into an interactive, projection mapped environment this summer, thanks to an inspired project by Motion Mapping using Hippotizer Karst+ Media Servers. The popular furniture and houseware brand’s team approached Ipswich-based Motion Mapping, which specialises in video mapping, to realise the…
  • Robe Rocks Roskilde 2022
    Denmark’s largest and highest profile international music festival and a glorious and diverse celebration of music, art, activism, and freedom – celebrated 50 years this year with a fantastic line-up across multiple stages, with Robe moving lights playing a major role on the famous Orange Stage and in the expansive Arena Stage venue. The fiftieth…
  • LANG goes full steam ahead into the future with Brompton Technology LED processing solutions
    As one of Europe’s leading wholesalers of visual presentation technology, LANG is renowned for its passion for innovation and willingness to invest in long-term partnerships that ensure an ample supply of state-of-the-art technology of the highest calibre. The company has invested in Brompton Technology Tessera LED video processors which complement LANG’s stock of VENUS and…
  • George Gorton Creates Organic Rig for Dallas Smith Tour with CHAUVET Professional
    The lighting rig that George Gorton designed for Dallas Smith’s “Somethings Never Change Tour” took on a life of its own over the course of the early summer, seeming to expand, contract and morph in new directions with every show. That’s understandable, given how this coast-to-coast Canadian odyssey evolved. After a 19-month pandemic-caused hiatus, the…
  • Ayrton appoints Pro-AVL as exclusive distributor for Vietnam
    Ayrton is pleased and proud to announce Pro-AVL as its new, exclusive distributor for Vietnam. Founded in 2011 by Mr. Le Manh Thang, Pro-AVL is the exclusive distributor for many leading brands of sound and lighting in the Vietnamese market. This well-established company also consults, designs, supplies and installs goods, and provides after-sales service for…
  • Robe Helps Supply Chain Issues for Jack White Tour
    Guitar legend, enigmatic master of imagination and indie impresario Jack White – who shot to international prominence as one half of The White Stripes – is back on the road with the topically named “Supply Chain Issues” world tour, currently playing its first US leg. The artist is presenting not one but two critically acclaimed…
  • The Design Oasis Lights Two Rolling Loud Stages and Grounds With 800+ CHAUVET Professional
    Summer festivals are always full of surprises for anyone working in production, and not all of them have to do with unpredictable weather. Set to light Rolling Loud’s high-profile Snipes Stage where Money Man, Big30, Sleazyworld Go, and Curren$y (who helped start the hip-hop bash back in 2015) would be performing, Abbas Ritscher expected to…
  • Sky Studios Elstree Chooses Xytech’s Media Operations Platform for New Film & TV Facility
    From flexible resource scheduling to effective quoting and crewing, Xytech’s Media Operations Platform brings complete operational control and helps streamline the studio’s internal processes. First announced in 2019 and opening its doors fully later this year, Sky Studios Elstree is a joint project between Sky and NBCUniversal. The 27.5-acre, state-of-the-art complex located just north of…
  • Meyer Sound and Solotech Boost Rebounding Montréal International Jazz Festival
    Rave Reviews Reflect the Impeccable Sound Quality at Indoor and Outdoor Stages. The Montréal International Jazz Festival roared back to life in 2022, reinforcing its distinction as the largest jazz festival in the world. With 350 concerts scheduled over 10 days — two-thirds of them free — the festival once again drew audiences numbering in…
  • CHAUVET Professional Shines Throughout Gentse Feesten
    The industrial revolution was just kicking into high gear in the mid-19th century, and a group of Belgian factory owners were concerned about the prolonged effect that the country’s long stretch of summer festivals was having on attendance at their plants. Rather than having these celebrations play out all season, they reasoned, why not consolidate…