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Doltone House Venue in Sydney Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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Doltone House Venue in Sydney Lit with Clay Paky GearSYDNEY — Show Technology, Clay Paky’s distributor for Australia, supplied 14 of the company’s Alpha Spot 300 fixtures to light the Doltone House venue in Sydney’s Hyde Park. The venue, situated on level three of the Tattersalls Club, is used for events ranging from conferences to weddings. Add a comment

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OneRepublic’s U.K./Ireland Shows Lit with Clay Paky B-EYEs, Sharpys

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OneRepublic Shows in U.K., Ireland Lit with Clay Paky B-EYEs, Sharpys DUBLIN — OneRepublic’s headlining “Native Tour,” which completed its shows in the U.K. and Ireland on March 24 after spending last year circling the globe, was the first tour to utilize Clay Paky’s A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights.  A complement of Clay Paky Sharpys was also on hand.  Neg Earth supplied the gear for the Colorado Springs, CO-based band.

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Brazilian Summer Festival Main Stage Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Brazilian Summer Festival Main Stage Lit with Robe FixturesSALVADOR — More than 120,000 tickets were sold for the 16th Festival de Verão (Summer Festival) held in this city, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, during a recent four-day span (Jan. 29-Feb. 1.) For the main stage, rental company Luzbel Iluminação provided Robe fixtures to meet the specifications of LD Junior Luzbel, who heads the locally based production company with his brother Ricardo Luzbel and his business partner Ricardo Gordilho. The setup included 36 Robin Pointes, 12 MMX Spots, 24 LEDWash 1200s, 14 ColorSpot 1200E ATs and 12 ColorBeam 700E ATs. Add a comment

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Strypes Perform in U.K. with Clay Paky Sharpys

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Strypes Perform in U.K. with Clay Paky SharpysLONDON — LD Steven Bewley included Clay Paky Sharpys in the rig for a concert at Shepherds Bush Empire featuring The Strypes. The gig was the first professionally lit show of the young band’s career. Bewley is known for his lighting designs for other concerts featuring Dizzee Rascal and Enter Shikari. Neg Earth provided the gear for the band’s U.K. shows, which were followed by gigs in North America in March.

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HSL Provides Gear, Crew for X-Factor Live Tour in U.K.

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HSL Provides Gear, Crew for X-Factor Live Tour in U.K.LONDON —For the X-Factor Live UK arena tour, a seven-week U.K. jaunt featuring the top eight finalists from the 2013 series performing live, Blackburn-based HSL provided the lighting gear, truss elements and rigging. LD Peter Barnes designed the lighting, and lighting director/on-the-road operator was Jonathan Rouse. The live show was produced by Syco Music with technical production coordinated by Production North.

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Painting With Light Plays Key Role on Plopsa Theatre Project

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Painting With Light Worked on Plopsa Theatre ProjectDE PANNE, Belgium — For  the new 1,400-seat Plopsa Theatre within the coastal Plopsaland de Panne theme park and business center in Belgium’s West-Flanders province, Genk, Belgium-based Painting With Light (PWL) designed custom architectural lighting system for the theatre’s interior, exterior, foyer and house. PWL also consulted on the stage lighting system design.

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Vina del Mar Festival in Chile Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Vina del Mar Festival in Chile Lit with Robe FixturesVINA DEL MAR, Chile — The 55th edition of the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile was staged here in Chile’s Valparaíso region. The six-night event, which featured Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, La Ley, Ana Gabriel, Carlos Vives, Rod Stewart and other artists, was staged at Quinta Vergara amphitheatre and lit with 48 of Robe’s Robin Pointes provided by Santiago-based Producciones Órbita. Add a comment

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Rose Bruford Concert Lighting Project Includes Robe, Avolites Gear

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Rose Bruford Concert Lighting Project Includes Robe, Avolites Gear. Photo by Christine HollowayKENT, U.K. — For “The Concert Lighting Project,” a hands-on educational module offered to lighting design students at Rose Bruford, a theatre and performance college based here, LD Dave “Bickie” Lee and program director Hansjorg Schmidt secured Robe and Avolites gear, working with Siyan, Robe UK and Avolites. Add a comment

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Euroshow Includes Martin Fixtures in Rig for Holiday Production in Moscow

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MOSCOW — In conjunction with the beginning of Russia’s longest school holiday, Moscow’s Olympisky Arena hosted a two-week children’s project, Circus of Ded Moroz – 2 (Father Frost’s Circus), at the end of December 2013. Euroshow and LD Alexey Zhuravlev included Harman's Martin lighting fixtures to surround a large Christmas tree at the event.

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Bastille Tour LD Relies upon Avolites and Avolites Media Gear

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LD Jamie Thompson is using an Avolites and Avolites Media system for U.K.-based rockers Bastille's tour.CALGARY, AB, Canada - LD Jamie Thompson is using an Avolites and Avolites Media system for U.K.-based rockers Bastille's tour. Thompson is using Avolites Sapphire Touch as his main control console, with backup console Avolites Tiger Touch Pro. For the show's projection mapping Thompson specified two Avolites Media Ai Infinity 4 Media Servers, one main and one backup, with full redundancy at every point.

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