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LD David Smeets Lights Reggae Geel Festival Main Stage with Robe Gear

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LD David Smeets Lights Reggae Geel Festival Main Stage with Robe GearGEEL, Belgium — Lighting Designer and operator David Smeets of TCF placed Robe moving lights at the heart of his design for the Main Stage at the 2013 Reggae Geel festival, held Aug. 2-3. Headliners included Pentateuch, Iba Mahr & Dubtronic Kru, Ironites, Freddie McGregor and many more.

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Sweden’s East Coast House Party Lit with Martin Rush MH 3 Beam Fixtures

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Sweden’s East Coast House Party Lit with Martin Rush MH 3 Beam FixturesÖSTHAMMAR, Sweden — The East Coast House Party, an annual outdoor event held in this Stockholm suburb on July 28 that featured DJ Albin Meyers, was lit by Adapt, which provided a lighting system that included Rush Beam MH 3 from Harman’s Martin lighting business unit. Add a comment

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"Starlight Express" Rig Includes Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Spots

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Starlight Express Rig Includes Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 SpotsJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — LD Declan Randall is using Philips Vari-Lite's VL3500 Spot Luminaires and customized gobos for the Johannesburg production of Starlight Express. Theatre lighting supplier Gearhouse Splitbeam provided the fixtures for the production, which played at The Mandela, Joburg Theatre.

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Zurich Street Parade 2013: Huge Crowds, with Light Shows and Lasers Galore

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Zurich Street Parade 2013; Mythenquai StageZURICH, Switzerland — The 22nd Street Parade drew nearly 1 million revelers into downtown Zurich on Aug. 10 with Bob Sinclar, Fedde Le Grand, Nicky Romero, Westbam, NERVO and others performing on eight large stages, 30 music trucks and additional areas next to the festival site.  Laserworld added to the visuals at the event.

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South African Youth Day Concert Featuring Zakes Bantwini Lit with Clay Paky Gear

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South African Youth Day Concert Featuring Zakes Bantwini, Clay Paky Gear; photos courtesy Siyabonga MediaDURBAN, South Africa — For a June 14 Zakes Bantwini concert at the Durban ICC commemorating the June 16 1976 Soweto Uprising, a.k.a. Youth Day, Simon Hampton from production company Black Coffee handled both the set and lighting design and included Clay Paky fixtures in the rig. Black Coffee worked with Mayonie Productions and the Ethekwini Municipality on the show.

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Eastern Electrics Festival’s Electric City Incorporates Design from Smash Productions

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Eastern Electrics Festival’s Electric City got a design assist from Smash ProductionsHERTFORDSHIRE, UK — For the Electric City portion of the Eastern Electrics Festival, staged at Knebworth Park here Aug. 2-4, Smash Productions provided technical production, stage and architectural lighting and video designs. The design objectives for Smash’s Tim Smith and his team included creativity and energy efficiency, all on a relatively tight budget. Smash worked with George Made That on the project.

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Philips Selecon and Lancelyn Theatre Supplies Offer LED Q&A Sessions

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OXFORD, U.K. — Philips Selecon and Selecon dealer Lancelyn Theatre Supplies, with locations in Oxford and Wirral, are offering a series of hour-long Q&A sessions focusing on LED technology. Called Learn Educate Discover (LED), the Sept. 19 seminars, at 2:30, 4:30, and 6:30 pm, will explore the pros and cons of LED lighting and address the issue of using LED alongside traditional tungsten fixtures.

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ElectricFly Brings Avolites Consoles to Global Gathering Festival

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ElectricFly brought Avolites lighting consoles to the Global Gathering festival, staged at Long Marston Airfield on July 26-27STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K. — For this summer’s Global Gathering festival, staged at Long Marston Airfield here July 26-27, ElectricFly brought Avolites lighting consoles to the party. Among the Avo consoles provided: two Sapphire Touch desks — one each for two of the event’s main arenas.

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Miss Sri Lanka Pageant Lit with PR Lighting Fixtures

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Miss Sri Lanka Pageant Lit with PR Lighting FixturesWADDUWA, Sri Lanka — The Lighthouse (Pvt), the production company that has been supporting the annual Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2013 pageant in recent years, provided 16 XS1200 Spots and 13 XR200 Beam fixtures from PR Lighting for the 2013 event, which was staged at the Blue Water Hotel here earlier this year. Add a comment

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Tomorrowland's 14 Live Stages Lit by 250 Robe Fixtures

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Tomorrowland’s 14 Live Stages Lit By 250 Robe FixturesBOOM, Belgium — Some 250 Robe moving light fixtures were deployed site-wide at the 2013 Tomorrowland EDM festival, which drew close to 180,000 EDM fans to De Schorre National Park here from July 26-28. ID&T served as event organizers and Jurgen Nuytemans and Christophe Van Den Branden oversaw technical and artistic direction for a long list of top DJs on 14 live stages.

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