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Unique Ibiza Nightspot, Heart, Lit with 112 Rogue R1 Washes

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The high-profile team behind Heart, a recent addition to Ibiza's thriving summer club scene, turned to Belgium-based Arf & Yes for the nightspot's lighting design. Featured fixtures include 112 Rogue R1 Washes from Chauvet Professional, supplied by Stonex Show Lighting.IBIZA - The high-profile team behind Heart, a recent addition to Ibiza's thriving summer nightlife scene, turned to Belgium-based Arf & Yes for the nightspot's lighting design, which needed to be flexible for a variety of performances staged there. Featured fixtures include 112 Rogue R1 Washes from Chauvet Professional, supplied by Stonex Show Lighting.

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Concert Featuring South African Supergroup Lit with Robe-Centered Rig

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For a one-off show featuring Blood Brothers, a supergroup of popular South Africa-based artists, Magz Schoeman, head of lighting at Johannesburg’s Carnival City Big Top venue, put together a rig centered on Robe fixtures that included Pointes, MMX Spots, LEDWash 600s and 300s, LEDBeam 100s and PARFect 100s. Photo by Louise Stickland.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For a one-off show featuring Blood Brothers, a supergroup of popular South Africa-based artists, Magz Schoeman, head of lighting at Johannesburg’s Carnival City Big Top venue, put together a rig centered on Robe fixtures that included Pointes, MMX Spots, LEDWash 600s and 300s, LEDBeam 100s and PARFect 100s.

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Interactive Light Art Installation Shines in Lahti, Finland with Martin VC-Dots

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Interactive Light Art Installation Shines in Lahti, Finland with Martin VC-Dots. Photo by Mitja PrelovsekLAHTI, Finland – A light art installation, Valokaivo (Light Well), invites passersby to activate lighting changes by stepping on the artwork's protective glass panel. Studiotec supplied the Martin VC-Dots for the media surface and the reActor Media server used for the installation, which was designed by Studio Lux Nova and Marjut Kauppinen. The Invisible developed the interactive digital content and installed the IP camera motion tracking.

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Dizzy Mizz Lizzy Revival Tour Rocks with Ayrton MagicBlades

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For Dizzy Mizz Lizzy's 2015 shows, LD Kasper Lang specified 65 MagicBlade-R units sourced via distributor Bico Professionel and LiteCom. Photo by Peter Troest VORDINGBORG, Denmark — LD Kasper Lange included Ayrton MagicBlade-R fixtures for the recent Dizzy Mizz Lizzy tour of Denmark, which kicked off with six shows in April and May and continued to take in the majority of this summer’s festivals. Lange specified 65 MagicBlade-R units, sourced via Ayrton’s Danish distributor, Bico Professionel A/S, and supplied by LiteCom A/S.

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Parklife Festival in Manchester, U.K. Uses Audile-Supplied Clay Paky Fixtures

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Clay Paky fixtures were well-represented at the 2015 Parklife festival in Manchester, U.K. Photo by Rob Leach, AudileMANCHESTER, U.K. – The U.K.'s big Parklife festival was staged June 6-7 at Manchester's 600-acre Heaton Park by The Warehouse Project. Clay Paky fixtures were well-represented at the event. Event production house Audile supplied 12 Mythos, 16 Stormy CC strobes, 96 Sharpys, 12 Alpha Spot HPE 700 and eight Alpha Beam 700 fixtures. The fixtures were rigged on The Temple outdoor stage and several of the Big Top arenas and used to light artists such as Nas and Brit and FKA Twigs.

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V Festival Venues in U.K. Rely Once Again on Mojo Barriers

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V Festival Venues in U.K. Rely Once Again on Mojo BarriersUK - Mojo Barriers supplied over 1,300m of safety barriers at both V Festival sites – Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire – on Aug. 22-23 2015. This year marked the 14th year where Mojo Barriers were used at both V Festival sites.

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HSL Invests More than $3 Million in New Lighting Fixtures

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HSL MD Simon StuartMANCESTER, U.K. - HSL recently expanded its rental inventory with more than $3 million in new lighting equipment to help service its busy summer season. The purchases included more than 500 moving lights, 400 additional LED products and control technologies made by Robe, SGM, Martin by Harman, Ayrton, GLP and Philips. Pictured here is HSL MD Simon Stuart.

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National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland Installs Vari-Lite, Selecon and Showline Fixtures

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More than a hundred Philips Entertainment Lighting products, including Vari-Lite, Selecon and Showline fixtures, have been installed in the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wroclaw, Poland.WROCLAW, Poland - More than a hundred Philips Entertainment Lighting products, including Vari-Lite, Selecon and Showline fixtures, have been installed in the National Forum of Music (NFM) in Wroclaw, Poland. The venue, which will serve as the new home to the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, is set to open Sept. 4, 2015. Wroclaw has been designated as a European Capital of Culture in 2016. Philips distributor PS TEATR provided the gear.

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Paloma Faith Tours U.K. with Chroma-Q Color Force 72 Fixtures

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Paloma Faith Tours U.K. with Chroma-Q Color Force 72 FixturesLONDON - British singer Paloma Faith’s current UK tour includes Chroma-Q Color Force 72 Fixtures specified by LD Tony Austin. The tour, in support of Faith's third album, A Perfect Contradiction, features an all-white, high-gloss set design by Joshua Grace. The Color Force 72s were used to up-light the white cyc backdrop.

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Mexico City's LED Project Adding More Robe Fixtures to Inventory

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Sergio Serrano of LED Project in Mexico CityMEXICO CITY -  Lighting and video rental company LED Project, headed up by Sergio Serrano (pictured here) and Jesus Guerro, has been growing and expanding its inventory of Robe fixtures since their first Robe purchase in 2013. Serrano also serves as production manager for a popular band, Café Tacuba, and as a show producer for Radio station MVS, staging around 100 events a year.

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