• DiGiCo brings new Quantum852 powerhouse to PLASA Show 2023
    Stand G11 at this year’s PLASA Show, set to take place next month from September 3rd to 5th at Olympia London, will see DiGiCo showcasing its comprehensive range of world-class mixing consoles. This line-up includes the Quantum338, Quantum225, S21, and the latest addition to their collection: the next generation of large format live audio production … Read more
  • Modular NX1™, new NETRON devices highlight PLASA offerings for Obsidian Control Systems
    Obsidian Control Systems invites lighting control professionals to Stand D50 September 3-5 at the 2023 PLASA show at Olympia in West London. Sample a host of new innovations including the modular NX1 lighting console and latest ONYX software, as well as the world’s first IP65 data distribution range and other NETRON data distribution devices. ONYX … Read more
  • New Elation Proteus™, Fuze™ and KL™ to show at PLASA 2023
    Elation is excited to present an exceptional line-up of new lighting tools September 3-5 at the PLASA tradeshow at Olympia in West London. Discover how Elation continues to push the boundaries of possibility in the world of entertainment lighting. Visitors to Elation Stand D50 will be some of the first in the UK to see … Read more
  • Robe at PLASA
    Robe looks forward to the buzz and energy of another PLASA expo at Olympia, London, 3rd – 5th September, where it will be launching three fantastic new products and debuting a brand-new live performance concept on stands A70 & C28. Designed to create drama, excitement and anticipation, visitors will be drawn to the booths by … Read more
  • Ayrton launches IP65 Argo 6 at PLASA 2023 Stand C11 With Ambersphere Solutions
    Ayrton is excited to choose PLASA Show 2023 for the official launch of its new IP65-rated Argo 6 fixtures on 5 September 2023. Argo 6 FX will be exhibited on Stand C11 by Ayrton’s exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, alongside a wealth of other innovative LED products from the Ayrton portfolio. Products on show will … Read more
  • Robert Juliat at PLASA 2023 Stand C22 with Sound Technology
    Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at PLASA 2023 with its exclusive distributor for the UK (England, Scotland and Wales), Sound Technology on stand C22. The stand will feature Robert Juliat LED products, focusing on RJ’s award-winning Sully 4C profile and Fresnel fixtures and Tibo HE in the generic ranges, Dalis 862 variable white and Dalis … Read more
  • Rob Koenig lights Metallica M72 World Tour with Proteus
    Proteus Excalibur match energy and power on legendary metal band’s highly anticipated 2023/24 outing. One of the hottest tours of the summer—or any summer—is Metallica. Metals greatest band launched their M72 World Tour April 27 in Amsterdam with Rob Koenig again at the helm as lighting designer, an outing that has the thrash rockers playing … Read more
  • Ayrton Domino fixtures go royal for Shania Twain’s Queen of Me Tour
    Ayrton Domino fixtures have hit the road with country music royalty accompanying multi Grammy-winner, Shania Twain, on her “Queen of Me” global tour. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America. “The show is themed around Shania’s new album, which also features a handful of her classic hits. Waking Up Dreaming … Read more
  • grandMA3 in Control Making Eurovision History
    The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was staged at Liverpool Arena in the UK on behalf of 2022’s winner Ukraine, which was unable to stage the event due to security concerns related to its ongoing war with Russia, which invaded its neighbour in February 2022. Among the highest-profile televised music events on the planet, the … Read more
  • Army of Hippotizer Boreal+ Media Servers take on epic WrestleMania visuals
    Inglewood California’s 70,000-capacity SoFi Stadium hosted the 39th annual WrestleMania with a blockbuster two-night event enveloped in LED screens and scenic video technology driven by an army of Green Hippo’s Hippotizer™ Boreal+ Media Servers. More than 161,000 fans witnessed WrestleMania over two sold out evenings, energized by high octane video content created by the WWE … Read more
  • Robe iFORTES for Royal Danish Theatre Production
    Lighting designer Ulrik Gad specified Robe iFORTES for the Royal Danish Theatre’s 2023 summer production, Ragnarok, a new work by Kim Fupz Aakeson which premiered and is being staged at the Jægersborg Dyrehave, a deer park and forest north of capital city Copenhagen. The park is known for its undulating topography, tranquillity, stunning ancient oak … Read more
  • Simon Horn Calls on ChamSys for Anastacia Tour’s Bold Background Without Video Wall
    You can’t always get what you want, as Mick Jagger once famously noted, but if you’re a gifted lighting designer, you won’t be deterred by any such setbacks. When one door closes, you can ingeniously open another, and come up with a look that’s every bit as good as your initial plan, or perhaps even … Read more
  • 4Wall Europe bolsters inventory with Elation Proteus Rayzor Blade™ and immediately deploys them on acclaimed Depeche Mode tour
    Leading full-service video and lighting company, 4Wall Europe, added Elation Proteus Rayzor Blade™ tilt FX bars to inventory this past spring and immediately deployed the units on the European leg of Depeche Mode’s “Momento Mori” world tour. The Proteus Rayzor Blade is a tiltable linear LED light that can function as a wash, strobe or … Read more
  • Astera AX3s Assist My Mother’s Courage
    My Mother’s Courage is a bold new theatrical co-production by Teatro de la Abadia in Madrid, Ur Teatro Company and Palma de Mallorca’s Teatro Principal in Spain, recounting a gripping multi-layered narrative based on Jewish Hungarian-born George Tabori’s true story recalling how his mother Elsa Tabori escaped from Auschwitz and the Nazis during the Second … Read more
  • Cameri Theatre Tel Aviv Invests in Robe ESPRITES and Tetra2s
    The Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv is one of the busiest and most recognised in Israel, and since 2003 has been located in the vibrant cultural hub that is the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre. Founded in 1848 shortly after the State of Israel itself was formally established, the theatre is focused on producing local … Read more
  • Elodie Shines With Chauvet Professional Color STRIKE M from Zalight
    A multi-platinum recording artist. A super model who has graced campaigns by brands like Versace, Sephora, Calvin Klein, and Bulgari. An actress who has won numerous film industry awards… Elodie’s talents are as multi-faceted as a diamond. On May 12th, her gifts shined as brightly as this precious stone too, as she performed before a … Read more
  • tvONE welcomes new Vice President of Sales, Americas and strengthens Technical Services and Inside Sales
    Cutting edge developer and manufacturer of video processors, signal distribution technology and media servers tvONE has augmented its sales team with the appointment of Vince Schuster as Vice President of Sales, Americas, and Kristen O’Hara as Inside Sales Manager. The company has also fortified its support team by welcoming two new Technical Support Associates, including … Read more
  • Ayrton welcomes Iain Quinn to its Global Install Team
    Ayrton is delighted to welcome Iain Quinn as the latest member of its growing Global Install Team. The role begins with immediate effect. Iain brings to the position over thirty years of experience in business development and project management roles with some of the industry’s major lighting manufacturers. Iain will be working alongside Global Install … Read more
  • GLP supports SXSW’s unique classical showcase
    Impression X4 Bars and compact impression FR1’s to the fore at Austin’s Esther’s Follies. This year’s South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX provided a unique classical music showcase into its multi-cultural annual event. The brainchild of Thea Paraskevaides from Brighton-based ‘Artists&’, the underlying concept was to close the gap between classical musicians … Read more
  • Robe Pops Up at 013 Poppodium
    The 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, Netherlands, a vibrant live music venue offering a diverse and lively range of shows across its two performances spaces, has recently taken delivery of 30 x new Robe FORTE moving lights. These are installed over the stage in the main 3000 capacity auditorium, which is the biggest such venue in … Read more
  • Matthew PJ Row Creates Powerful Silhouettes for Shane Smith and the Saints with CHAUVET Professional
    There’s a good reason why two songs by Shane Smith and the Saints were used in the season five opening episode of Yellowstone. Like the popular Kevin Costner program, the music of this widely acclaimed band from Austin, TX delves into uncertain areas where borders can become murky, and subtle implications lead to bigger understandings. … Read more
  • Brompton Technology to Show Off Next Generation LED Processing Solutions at InfoComm 2023
    Brompton Technology, the market leader in LED video processing for the most demanding applications, will be exhibiting its latest solutions at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16. Located on booth 761 within the Digital Signage Pavilion, Brompton will demo groundbreaking technology including its next-generation Tessera G1 receiver card and its new TrueLight® technology. “We’re thrilled … Read more
  • Davide Manca chooses PROLIGHTS technologies for the new lighting design at the Leonardo3 Museum in Milan
    The director of photography Davide Manca has chosen PROLIGHTS equipment to update the lighting at the Leonardo3 Museum in Milan. The Leonardo3 Exhibition was opened in March 2013 at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan by the Study Centre Leonardo 3 and has quickly earned a stable place in the prestigious cultural scenario in … Read more
  • Student designers appraise Elation lighting on Yale’s Carlotta Festival
    David DeCarolis and Yichen Zhou employ Fuze MAX moving heads in lighting design for three student-produced plays on annual theatre festival. In partnership with dry-hire rental house Main Light, Elation Professional provided Fuze MAX™ series moving head luminaires to David Geffen School of Drama at Yale for use on the school’s annual Carlotta Festival, which … Read more
  • HTFmediserv chooses FUSION X-PAR 12 Z
    IP65 LED spot with iQ.Gamut colour algorithm creates new opportunities in the trade fair and event business. Thomas Füllengraben is back on the market with HTFmediserv GmbH & Co. KG. Top-class trade fair projects—supplemented by the new business area of digital solutions—are now the focus of the new company. At the end of 2022, the … Read more
  • Gerry Dintelman Backs Up The Backseat Lovers Waiting To Spill Tour with CHAUVET Professional
    In the words of one critic, The Backseat Lovers latest Capital Records album Waiting To Spill, “doesn’t sound like something a bunch of teenagers dreamt up.” Instead, it was, as he wrote, “a remarkable artistic effort.” Comments like these are repeated time and time again about the music of this young, Utah-based indie-alternative band. Resonating … Read more
  • Meyer Sound Shakes Up Stadium Concert Paradigms on Metallica’s Epic “M72 World Tour”
    European Leg Concerts Debut Massive PANTHER Line Array System. Metallica, a creative powerhouse lauded as one of rock’s preeminent bands, continues to break new ground with the dynamic, in-the-round production for the global, two-year “M72 World Tour” that recently kicked off in Europe. Throughout the tour, the band’s sound is immersing the entire audience — … Read more
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Deliver Compact, But Powerful Show For Scotty McCreery
    It is an equation that every production team has had to balance: how to create big, bold, dynamic looks on stage, while still meeting practical considerations, like fitting your powerful touring rig into the allotted trailer space. The creatives behind the stage design for Scotty McCreery’s current 31-city North American Damn Strait tour is achieving … Read more
  • Backstage Production Group Calls on CHAUVET Professional for ITU Conference and NATO Meeting
    Massive and majestic, the Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest structure in the world, outweighing even the Pyramids of Giza, and second in terms of area covered only to The Pentagon. The downtown Bucharest building’s impressive presence has provided a dramatic backdrop for a host of major films, including War Dogs. Recently, the 365,000 … Read more
  • A new achievement for PROLIGHTS: ISO 14001:2015 Certification
    Music & Lights, the brand owner of PROLIGHTS, has got the ISO 14001:2015 certification for “Environmental Management Systems”. This achievement confirms the commitment of the company to the research of new eco-friendly technical innovation. This certificate joins the already ISO 9001:2015 certification for “Quality Management Systems”. Music & Lights has been consistently oriented towards a … Read more
  • Robe Lighting s.r.o. agrees to Acquire Avolites
    Robe Lighting, the world’s leading entertainment lighting manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Avolites, leaders in the design and manufacture of lighting and video control products. The agreement was reached in the UK yesterday. “This is a great acquisition for Robe”, stated Josef Valchar, CEO of Robe lighting s.r.o.,“Avolites has always been at the pinnacle of … Read more
  • The Sennheiser Group at NAB 2023
    Experience the latest audio tools for production and studio. NAB Visitors are invited to experience the combined power of four brands at booth No. C5217: Sennheiser, Neumann, Dear Reality and Merging Technologies will showcase their full range of audio solutions for video production, sound design, recording, and more to equip professionals of all levels, from … Read more
  • Ayrton appoints Topstage – and a familiar face – as its new, exclusive distributor for Sweden
    Ayrton is very excited to announce the appointment of Topstage – and a familiar face – as its new, exclusive distributor for Sweden. Linnea Ljungmark will be leaving her position as Ayrton Regional Sales Manager to form a new company, Topstage, which will become the new Ayrton distributor for Sweden from Monday 3 April 2023. … Read more
  • Vari-Lite VL3600 helps HiJinx Festival deliver a dazzling light show
    Philadelphia’s HiJinx Festival transformed the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a massive two-night EDM New Year’s Eve party, bringing a stellar lineup of bass heavy DJs who played out amid mind-bending lighting that was designed to uplift and thrill. Creative production company Raw Cereal, known for pushing the boundaries of light-art shows, created a huge range … Read more
  • Meyer Sound Helps Students Push the Envelope of Audio Production at Denmark’s Sonic College
    Spacemap Go and Atmos Immersive Systems Unlock Limitless Possibilities. When it opened in September of last year, the new campus of Sonic College — a unit of the University of South Denmark in Kolding — immediately vaulted to the top ranks of European educational institutions for all disciplines related to sound design for music, film, … Read more
  • Relevant AV Solutions Brings Flexibility to New Covenant Church with CHAUVET Professional
    Greg Klimetz and the team at Relevant AV Solutions gave themselves a clear mission statement when they began planning the “Transformation Project” at New Covenant Church’s worship center in the spring of 2021. “The key word in our planning was ‘yes,’” said Klimetz. “As in when the church asked us “can we do…” our answer … Read more
  • Matt Moreland Immerses at Free Chapel with Help From CHAUVET Professional and 4Wall
    “Anytime I create, my goal is audience immersion,” Matt Moreland says when describing his approach to lighting design. “I strive to make the audience feel as though they are part of the show, not sitting in the dark watching what is happening on stage.” The fruits of this philosophy were plain to see (and feel … Read more
  • Boyband Tour Kicks off with Robe
    The Boyband Tour is a vibrant, joyous, hi-energy, two-hour steamroller of a set inspired by some of the greatest international ‘boyband’ hits from the nineties and noughties – Westlife, Backstreet Boys, SpiceBoys (celebrating the wonderful androgyny of music) and many more infections and beats that defined much of the pop of the era! It is … Read more
  • Light Craft invests in PROLIGHTS soft lights
    Light Craft & Sound, a leading lighting supplier for the film and TV industry in India, has recently purchased one hundred PROLIGHTS EclPanel TWC, ten EclPanel TWCXL and ten combined Astra Wash19Pix and 37Pix moving lights to their rental fleet. Light Craft is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Mumbai that works with leading channels … Read more
  • “I have the best job in the company!” – Brompton Technology hires Cesar Caceres as new Product Lead
    Brompton Technology, a global leader in LED processing for video walls, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cesar Caceres, who will be joining the company’s cross-functional product development team as their Product Lead. Having worked at Brompton between 2017 and 2019 as Product Specialist, followed by senior technical roles at disguise and Votion Studios … Read more
  • Hippotizer Boreal feeds metal band Powerwolf’s big screen creatures
    German metal band Powerwolf unleashed their no-holds-barred Wolfsnächte Tour 2022 across Europe in the autumn, with a characteristically energetic show designed to thrill their hoards of die hard fans. Dominating the staging was a huge 5mm pixel pitch LED wall displaying album cover artwork, creatures of the night, and eerie scenes, driven by Hippotizer Boreal … Read more
  • Proteus Excalibur™ welcomes in 2023 on spectacular New Year’s Eve London show
    Tim Routledge designed a stunning light show to complement fireworks and a drone display with high-power Elation beam lights in each of the London Eye’s 32 pods. London’s largest ever New Year’s Eve celebration took place at the London Eye on the River Thames, featuring a stunning fireworks and drone display accompanied by a mesmerizing … Read more
  • Robe Dreams with Crowded House
    Crowded House are among Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic, popular, and successful bands, with a string of melodic hits like “Better Be Home Soon”, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, “Something So Strong” and others, some stretching back to the 1980’s, all still infectiously foot tapping in 2022 when they hit the road again after re-forming … Read more
  • Filament Eleven 11 Gets Creative with Astera
    Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand based design studio Filament Eleven 11 is a creative tour de force combining the talents and imagination of lighting and visual artists Rachel Marlow and Brad Gledhill. Working across multiple genres – theatre, opera, dance, rock ‘n’ roll’ live events, installation, and light art – and embracing a mix of medias … Read more
  • Naostage tracking solution to make international debut at ISE 2023
    The first-of-its-kind technology, which enables seamlessly automated AVL effects in venues of any size, will launch before an international audience in Barcelona. Naostage’s K SYSTEM, the world’s first automatic, beaconless 3D tracking solution, will make its highly anticipated debut before an international audience at Integrated Systems Europe 2023 (31st January – 3rd February). The award-winning … Read more
  • US indie folk band, Wilderado, take KLANG:vokal immersive in ear system on the road – and it has changed everything
    Wilderado is a three-piece indie folk band from Oklahoma with a loyal and ever-expanding fan-base. The beginning of the year saw them complete of a sold-out US headline tour and announce their first UK tour as special guests on alt-J’s The Dream Tour, ending this autumn with their own headline leg. But, despite their solid … Read more
  • Creative Technology builds unique 360-degree Shortcut LED Stage at Nordisk Film’s legendary HQ in Copenhagen
    Advanced LED technology allows Shortcut LED Stage to reproduce complex scenarios in a totally lifelike way, with perfect reflections and naturalistic lighting. Creative Technology has worked alongside the Nordisk Film-owned VFX and post-production company Nordisk Film Shortcut to create the Shortcut LED Stage – a full 360° LED stage, 16 metres in diameter and six … Read more
  • Meyer Sound Poised for Another Major Revelation at ISE 2023
    New Product Introductions and Interactive Tech Bars Highlight ISE Presence. At this year’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Barcelona, Meyer Sound will introduce a new product expected to have a significant impact on portable touring and installed sound industries. Only a year ago, the company debuted the phenomenally successful PANTHER™ large-format linear line array … Read more
  • Daniel Thibault Creates Big Looks on a Small Stage for BIG SOMETHING with CHAUVET Professional
    A lot of lighting designers looked for ways to stay busy and productive during the pandemic lockdown. Daniel Thibault of Life is Art Studio found a number of means to do this; one was by lighting in-your-car-concerts at drive-in move theatres, the other was by helping the Lincoln Theatre develop a “covid safe” seating plan … Read more
  • Ayrton lighting rig shines on European leg of Kid Cudi’s To the Moon 2022 World Tour
    Hip-hop artist and producer Kid Cudi recently wrapped the European leg of his To the Moon 2022 World Tour with dates in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Paris and Milan that featured an extensive Ayrton lighting rig. ACT Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton products in North America. Lighting director and programmer, Austin Schneider, … Read more
  • Claypaky Fixtures Light Inaugural Event at Lusail Stadium for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
    Lighting Designer Matthew Tunchon and Qatar Vision Production Company WLL (QVISION) utilized a large Claypaky rig to light the first test event for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 inside the newly built Lusail Stadium in Doha, which hosted the tournament’s final match between France and Argentina. The event marked the official unveiling of the World … Read more
  • Light on the horizon – Theaterhaus Stuttgart relies on Robert Juliat Dalis LED cyclights and footlights
    Since 1985, the Theaterhaus Stuttgart has brought together various artistic genres, experimental and popular productions, internationally renowned artists and newly developed projects under one roof. The Theaterhaus maintains its own theatre and dance ensemble and raises almost 65% of its annual costs itself. The figures speak for themselves: the Theaterhaus has around 300,000 visitors every … Read more
  • SIXTY82 launches TPM29S – a top quality reinvention of the industry’s most used box truss
    SIXTY82 is proud to present the all-new TPM29S, a new 29cm box truss that is up to 25% stronger, yet fully compatible with, the M29 series box truss. By introducing TPM29S, the first in SIXTY82’s new TPM Truss Series, Sixty82 has re-invented the industry’s most popular truss type, the M29S box truss, to deliver a … Read more
  • MGM Northfield Park quick to cash in on GLP’s impression X5
    Ohio’s premier gaming centre first to install next-generation washlight. in north-east Ohio, MGM Northfield Park – the region’s premier destination for dining, gaming and entertainment – has become the first venue in the United States to permanently install GLP’s impression X5 next-generation washlight. All 30 of the fixtures are featured in the complex’s 1,820-seat theatre … Read more
  • AIE Film School’s Virtual Production LED Wall Powered by Brompton Technology LED Processing
    AIE Film School has chosen Brompton Technology’s LED processing to power its Virtual Production volume on its Canberra, Australia, campus soundstage, with plans for an expanded volume later this year. AIE’s temporarily constructed 18.5 x 3.5m stage creates a single, large volume, made up of Liantronics LED panels and powered by Brompton Technology Tessera SX40 … Read more
  • CHAUVET Professional Announces UK Road Show
    CHAUVET Professional entered the holiday season with a full head of steam, anchoring shows for headliners at major arenas throughout the country. Now with the turning of the calendar page, the UK team is embarking on another tour, not in support of a musical artists, but to give lighting professionals a first hand look at … Read more
  • Amsterdam Music Festival Energises with Robe
    Andre Beekmans and a talented team from his Eindhoven, Netherlands based design studio, The Art of Light, created a stunning lighting scheme for the 2022 Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) a one-day electronic music extravaganza of epic proportions produced by ALDA and staged at the Johan Cruijff Arena as part of the 2022 Amsterdam Music Event … Read more
  • CHAUVET Professional Creates NYE Magic for Mike Grabowski and The Lighting Design Group
    Mike Grabowski was thrilled with his experience designing the multiple stages under his purview for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” in Times Square this year, except for one thing. His single regret didn’t involve the rain that fell for much of the evening, either. After all, the “unpredictability of nature,” comes … Read more
  • Roosevelt Dsouza Creates Connectivity For Jubin Nautyal With CHAUVET Professional
    “I want to break barriers. I want to try new things.” Jubin Nautyal told an interviewer this summer. The 2022 IIFA Awards Playback Singer of the Year, has certainly done this with his music recently, moving gracefully through genres ranging from romantic Bollywood ballads, to the foot tapping “Humma Song,” to his hit rap tune … Read more
  • XLR appointed new Elation Professional distributor for Belgium and Luxembourg
    Elation Professional is pleased to announce that AV equipment supplier XLR has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Elation Professional lighting products in Belgium and Luxembourg. The distribution partnership went into effect on January 1, 2023. Located in Brussels, XLR delivers innovative pro-AV equipment to theatres, recording studios, broadcasters, system integrators, rental companies & commercial … Read more
  • CEG Boosts Robe Stock
    Cambridge, UK-based company CEG specialises in the trade rental of lighting, power, rigging, and effects equipment used for a wide range of entertainment shows and live events embracing multiple sectors. Founded by Ben Bowles and Gavin Thorrold in 2008, the company has weathered the challenges of the pandemic with some smart thinking and fiscal agility … Read more
  • Michel Arntz Joins Robe
    Michel Arntz joins Robe’s international sales team as key Account Manager for Europe. He will be co-ordinating Robe’s activities in 18 countries across Europe including Ukraine, and his area will also include all of Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltic states, Austria, Switzerland and most of the Balkan countries. Netherlands-based Michel is already a well-known and respected … Read more
  • CHAUVET Professional and Lighting & Sound Company Create Embracive Experience at Maymont Garden Glow
    No one knows exactly how many plants and trees grow in the 20 acres that the historic Maymont Estate Park set aside for its popular “Garden Glow” walk-through event. One thing is certain however, each and every one of them charmed visitors by glowing invitingly in an enchanting field of light. Jonathan Blake and the … Read more
  • FC Production in Sweden invests heavily in PROLIGHTS
    FC Production, an events supplier based in Sweden, has invested heavily in a mixture of brand-new PROLIGHTS fixtures, including 36x Jet Wash7, 16x Astra Hybrid420, 24x Smart BatPlusG2 and 8x EclFresnel fixtures. The new kit will go straight into FC’s rental fleet and is already booked out to go on shows for the end of … Read more
  • iWedia and Simply.TV Partnering to Increase Engagement On Live TV
    iWedia S.A, part of the ZEGi group and world-class provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, and Simply.TV, a world-class TV metadata provider, today announced a partnership to deliver enhanced user experiences for global broadcast TV. The new joint solution increases engagement time on Live TV and offers multiple options for OEMs to enable … Read more
  • DCLighting keeps it fresh on The Kelly Clarkson Show with versatile Elation lighting
    Los Angeles-based DCLighting has been successfully lighting The Kelly Clarkson Show since its debut in 2019 and was recognized for Outstanding Lighting Direction with a Daytime Emmy Award in 2020 and in 2022. DCLighting founder and Lighting Designer Darren Langer is understandably proud of his team, who have lit over 600 musical performances on the … Read more
  • ChamSys Helps Kaiser Chiefs Engage Crowds on UK Tour
    “It’s been a while, but we’re going on tour in November and can’t wait to see you again.” So read the official statement announcing the recently-completed UK tour by the Kaiser Chiefs. The multi Brit-Award winning band did indeed get a good look at their legion of loyal fans as they blew the roof off … Read more
  • Rolight appointed exclusive distributor for Elation Professional in the Netherlands
    Elation Professional is pleased to announce that AV equipment supplier Rolight has been named the new exclusive distributor of Elation lighting products in the Netherlands. The agreement, which went into effect on January 1, 2023, also encompasses Elation’s atmospheric effects brand Magmatic. Based in Enschede, the Netherlands, Rolight specializes in supplying the Dutch market with … Read more
  • Ayrton supports In The Light, a celebration of the life and work of lighting designer Mikki Kunttu
    A cluster of events celebrated the 30-year career and 50th birthday of Finnish lighting designer, Mikki Kunttu last autumn. Finland’s Tampere Hall hosted Lucid Dreams, a photographic exhibition of Kunttu’s work, Light & Shadow, an international lighting seminar that included contributions from LeRoy Bennett, Christopher Bauder, Benjamin Dupont, Ralph Jörg Wezorke and Ola Melzig, a … Read more
  • Ayrton exhibits at ISE 2023 – Booth 7B550
    Ayrton will present a fine selection of its product range on its integration-themed booth (Booth 7B550) at ISE in Barcelona from 31 January – 3 February 2023. New products include the newly released Zonda 3, alongside its larger sibling, Zonda 9, and Ayrton’s first laser-sourced fixture, Cobra. Zonda 3Part of Ayrton’s multi-sources 3 Series and … Read more
  • grandMA3 Guides the Light for the Good Shepherd Church
    The Good Shepherd Church in Seongnam, Korea is a busy, active, and dynamic environment running a raft of regular daily, weekly, and monthly performance-based worship services, praise gatherings plus other related shows and events. It is right at the heart of its local community and is a constant fundraiser for assorted humanitarian causes, both local … Read more
  • Ayrton Bora and NandoBeam S6 tell a West Side Story
    Staged for the first time at the Cagliari Lyric Theatre in Sardinia, Arthur Laurents’ two-act stage musical West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and loosely based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, was a guaranteed success. The staging offered by the Cagliari Lyric Theater was derived from three major U.S. musical institutions: … Read more
  • Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aqua Fixtures Open the Flood Gates on Gwar’s Fall 2022 Tour
    Heavy metal band Gwar recently wrapped the fall North American leg of their “Black Death Rager World Tour,” in which Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aquas played a key and unusual role. The tour marked the third for Nick Drake as the band’s Lighting Designer; he is also a Light Technician with Richmond, Virginia’s Lite-Tek Entertainment, a … Read more
  • Pete Hutchison spices up Gerry Cinnamon’s summer tour with Ayrton
    Stories you may have missed: 2022 was a busy year for Ayrton. This month we catch up with a few stories, beginning with Gerry Cinnamon’s UK summer tour. Scottish singer-songwriter, Gerry Cinnamon, concluded his 10-date summer tour of the UK and Ireland with two sell out dates at his hometown stadium, the 50,000-capacity Hampden Park … Read more
  • Claypaky Mini Xtylos HPE Fixtures Are a Winner at Supercell’s Clash Fest e-sports Tournament in Helsinki
    Lighting Designer Fredrik Jönsson of Eyebrow Designs AB used 30 Claypaky Mini Xtylos HPE fixtures to illuminate Supercell’s annual joint tournament for the “Clash of Clans World Championship” and the “Clash Royale League World Finals” at Clash Fest, held at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. During the epic gaming event the best squads in … Read more
  • Hillcrest Church Colorizes Christmas With CHAUVET Professional
    Red and green may be the traditional holiday colors, but the true story and meaning of Christmas can often be better reflected with a broader and more varied palette. This was beautifully evident at the 90-minute “Christmas at Hillcrest” concert, which took place at the church’s Nine Mile Campus, as purples and blues, along with … Read more
  • MHB and Elation KL meet high standards of world-class equestrian competition
    Tunable KL Panel™ LED softlight delivers top quality illumination at Indoor Friesland. In October, MHB of the Netherlands provided high quality sport lighting for Indoor Friesland, one of Europe’s top equestrian competitions. A professionally illuminated wash of the highest standard was a must for the event and MHB delivered using their recently expanded inventory of … Read more
  • Chaparral High School installs top-grade Vari-Lite luminaires to enhance professional learning
    The brand-new Chaparral High School in the central Texas city of Killeen opened its doors in August 2022 with a state-of-the-art performing arts wing designed to elevate student learning. It is equipped with an array of luminaires from Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, including … Read more
  • Elation’s all-in-one KL Profile FC™ ellipsoidal now shipping
    High CRI framing fixture with zoom also a highly versatile wash luminaire. Elation Professional is simplifying ellipsoidal lighting with the new, all-in-one KL Profile FC™. Designed for the ultimate in flexibility and performance, the KL Profile FC combines everything a designer needs in one innovative package, eliminating the need for additional lighting accessories and making … Read more
  • Nate Haber Adds Festive Touch to A Lorna Shore Christmas with CHAUVET Professional
    “My client wanted this to have the look and feel of a quintessential Christmas show.” Every lighting designer can relate to that this time of year. But in Nate Haber’s case, the request was made with a bit of a different twist. Instead of being asked to support standard holiday tunes, his design had to … Read more
  • Vū Announces ‘Studio of the Future’ Workshop During CES
    “The Studio of the Future | The Metaverse in Real Life”. North America’s fastest growing network of virtual production studios for the TV Commercial, Episodic and Feature Film industry, announced a virtual production workshop that will be held at Vū Las Vegas in partnership with HTC, Aputure and Puget Systems during CES 2023 on Friday, … Read more
  • Jennifer Lucas Reflects Spirit of Taylor Family Christmas with CHAUVET Professional
    There is a touching beauty to the power of Christmas traditions. Even with the passage of time, and sometimes hardships, they are passed down through generations serving as a source of strength and hope. Jennifer Lucas has a first-hand appreciation of this power as the director, programmer, and lighting design of the Taylor Family Christmas … Read more
  • ArcPod fixtures illuminate Navantia Ferrol’s shipyard
    As Christmas approaches, the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol, Spain, has used PROLIGHTS’ ArcPod fixtures to illuminate their cranes. The public company has done lighting tests on one of the machines, which went from having the usual grey tone to varying shades, including blue, green, red and purple. The installation features 20 PROLIGHTS ArcPod 27Q and … Read more
  • Meyer Sound Closes Out Exceptional Year with Upbeat Forecast for 2023
    PANTHER Line Array Lifts USA and Europe to New Sales Records. Boosted by strong demand for the new flagship PANTHER™ large-format linear line array loudspeaker, Meyer Sound has set an all-time record for domestic sales in 2022 while Meyer Sound Europe also posted record numbers for the year. According to Senior Vice President John McMahon, … Read more
  • Red Rover Entertainment delivers all-round, adaptable Elation rig for Faouzia tour
    Upon completing a string of European performances in July, global pop star Faouzia began preparations for a fall North American tour that saw the Moroccan-Canadian singer playing dates across the U.S. and Canada. Jon Stanners of entertainment production company Red Rover Entertainment of Winnipeg designed lighting for the outing and specified an Elation rig of … Read more
  • OSA International Invests in Claypaky’s New Volero Wave and Tambora Flash Fixtures at LDI 2022
    While many attending LDI 2022 in Las Vegas “oohed and aahed” over Claypaky’s demo of their Volero Wave LED bar, OSA International’s Mark Fetto bought the full LDI rig Claypaky’s of the innovative new fixtures. “We jumped on them,” he says. “Volero Wave was the coolest new product we saw at LDI.” Volero Wave is … Read more
  • Hog 4 lights up the runway at Milan Fashion Week
    Danilo La Rosa is an Italian lighting designer with a successful career spanning more than three decades. He has worked on live events and theatre productions all over the world. A long-time Hog platform fan, Hog 4 was the obvious choice for La Rosa when he was tasked with lighting runway shows at the recent … Read more
  • The Darkroom Creative draws on GLP classics for Walker Hayes’ arena tour
    impression X4 S and impression X4 Bar 20 help create ‘suburban garage party’ vibes. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Walker Hayes recently embarked on his first headline arena tour, with the help of The Darkroom Creative (Seth Jackson and Nathan Alves), who were responsible for the stage lighting. Helping them build their set was a bunch of classic … Read more
  • The Design Oasis Sails Smoothly at Jamrock Reggae Cruise with CHAUVET Professional IP65 Fixtures
    As Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas steamed out of port December 7 for the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, Nesta Garrick, Abbas Ritscher and the entire team at The Design Oasis were grateful that they would be able to do something, they’d never done before: leave all their fixtures unbagged overnight! “This was the … Read more
  • Granite Release Fortifies Xytech’s Media Operations Platform™ for Managing Content Production
    Xytech strengthens its Media Operations command center to manage all assets, people, resources, and facilities. To continue to strengthen and expand its Media Operations Platform™, Xytech has released the Granite version of its industry-leading Platform. Xytech’s new and improved Media Operations Platform™ is a vital resource for end-to-end media production, making it the only platform … Read more
  • Prolight + Sound cooperates with PRO MUSIK association: Networking with musicians and producers
    Music is the lifeline of the event industry. It forms the foundation for concerts, stage shows and nightlife – and it is deeply rooted in the DNA of Prolight + Sound, the leading trade fair for entertainment technology. Prolight + Sound would like to reflect the extraordinary importance of musical performances and productions for the … Read more
  • MDG is theONE™ for Gerry Cinnamon
    Scottish singer songwriter Gerry Cinnamon concluded his summer tour with two sell-out concerts at his home stadium, Hampden Park, in Glasgow, breaking records as he did so. Cinnamon was the first Scottish artist, and the first independent act to sell out the 50,000 capacity stadium – twice! His long-term production and lighting designer, Pete Hutchison … Read more
  • L&Db Professionnel Lumiere Reflects Style of La Folie Douce Val d’Isère with CHAUVET Professional
    “No winter lasts forever,” so goes a familiar adage intended to encourage optimism during dark times. The happy crowds that begin gathering at La Folie Douce Val d’Isère every December take a somewhat different view of winter. For them, the season cannot last long enough! Anyone who has ever visited this après ski get-away at … Read more
  • Visual Elements choose the PROLIGHTS StudioCob Plus Range
    Visual Elements – a leading supplier in the design and production of creative technical solutions – recently refresh their older PAR can lighting with a more sustainable alternative. The UK based business offers a full range of services from the dry hire of equipment to productions of any scale. The scope of their projects meant … Read more
  • 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. … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more