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Provisuell Lights Wonderland Open Air Festival with PR Lighting Gear

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Wonderland Open Air festival photo by ChrischnSTEMWEDE, Germany — For the 17th annual Wonderland Open Air trance music festival, which was staged in the woods here Aug. 9-11, Provisuell provided six PR Lighting PR-5000 beam fixtures. The festival drew close to 7,000 attendees with varieties of “Psytrance” or “Goa” electronic music. Add a comment

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Entec Lighting Provides Gear, Crew and Light Sculpture for Larmer Tree Festival

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Entec Lighting Provides Gear, Crew and Light Sculpture for Larmer Tree Festival. Photo by Gary ChandlerSALISBURY, U.K. — The Larmer Tree Festival, an annual music and arts festival that focuses on acoustic folk, world music, reggae, roots and blues, took place at the Larmer Tree Park Gardens near here from July 17-21. In addition to its provision of stage lighting for six stages/performance areas (and crew for three), Entec Lighting created a custom fish-themed light sculpture. Add a comment

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Bruno Mars Tour Rig Includes GLP impression X4s

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Bruno Mars 2013 TourINDIANAPOLIS, IN — Bruno Mars’ current tour, supported by a lighting and visual design by Cory FitzGerald and LeRoy Bennett, is being lit in part with 27 GLP impression X4 LED moving heads from VER. The new fixtures are versatile enough to be incorporated into retro-style visuals.

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Power Outages Cancel Concerts in Texas and Louisiana

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AUSTIN, TX — Separate power outages forced the cancellation of three concerts last week — a Keith Urban concert set for Aug. 15 at the Austin360 Amphitheater (the outage resulted from major storms in the Austin, TX area); an Aug. 17 triple-bill featuring Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, Slaughter and Great White at Ford Pavilion in Beaumont, TX (a traffic accident involving a garbage truck pulled the plug); and an Aug. 17 concert featuring Frankie Beverly & Maze along with the Isley Brothers and Kem at the at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena in Louisiana (a power outage affecting the surrounding area included the arena.)

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Chase & Status Tour with Robe LEDBeam 100s

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Chase & Status Tour with Robe LEDBeam 100sLONDON — Drum-and-bass duo Chase & Status have been performing on the European festival circuit this summer, accompanied by a light show designed by Neil Carson that features a floor “specials” rig with more than 160 lights. The floor rig includes more than 60 Robe LEDBeam 100s at its core.

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Lightswitch Marks 20 Year Milestone

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CHICAGO — Lightswitch is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Founded in 1993 with offices in San Francisco and Chicago, the firm expanded with locations in Los Angeles, New York and Orlando. In 2007, it opened an architectural lighting division. The company extended its reach to Asia with a Hong Kong office in 2012. The Lightswitch team now includes more than 40 designers and support staff with its six full-service offices.

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Zip Zap Circus School Installs Robe Lighting Fixtures

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Zip Zap Circus School Installs Robe Lighting FixturesCAPE TOWN, South Africa — The Zip Zap Circus School, a nonprofit organization dedicated not just to circus stunts but technical training and enriching the lives of others, recently installed two Robe DLX Spots and 24 Robe LEDForce PAR 18s. The gear was specified by Malo McGrath from Johannesburg based installation company, The Art of Noise, who worked with DWR’s Duncan Riley.

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XL Events Helps Solve Puzzle Posed by “Brainiac Live” Staging Challenges

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XL Events Helps Solve Puzzle Posed by “Brainiac Live” Staging ChallengesLONDON — For the West End debut for the Brainiac Live show at The Palace Theatre here, XL Events had to figure out the best way to serve the show’s production needs - lighting, video and audio - while playing “underneath” Derren Brown’s current residency at the Palace — which entailed that the production be rigged and de-rigged in a seemingly impossible time frame, as little as 30 minutes, in some instances.

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Videlco Provides Video Training in Germany

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RATINGEN, Germany — Videlco Europe Ltd. hosted three video-related training seminars in this Dusseldorf, Germany suburb in July, working with distribution partners TV One, VBrick and Lightware. The TV One-supported training event featured TV One’s HDBaseT, CORIO2 and CORIOmax. This training opportunity complemented TV One’s ongoing training events at its headquarters in Erlanger, KY and its U.K. base in Maidenhead/London. Add a comment

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Smash Mouth Tours with Elation Rayzor Q7s

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Smash Mouth Tours with Elation Rayzor Q7sLOS ANGELES — This year’s 36-city “Under the Sun” tour features 1990s hit-makers Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Smash Mouth LD Ian Staer of Circuit Six credited the compact Rayzor Q7 from Elation Professional for providing big looks for the band without taking up an excessive amount of truck space. Add a comment

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