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Robe Stampedes Summer with Mumford & Sons

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Mumford & Sons with Robe on tour.LONDON - UK folk rock phenomena, Mumford & Sons have just finished a string of Canadian and US shows. Robe LEDWash moving lights were again a prominent feature on the lighting rig designed by LD Ed Warren of Next Level Lights. His design mantra this time around was: "Tungsten!"

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Clay Paky Sharpys Thrill with Skrillex

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Skrillex on tour.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Lighting designer Andrew Nissley specified 18 Clay Paky Sharpys on electric musician Skillrex’s tour of South Africa. Durban-based Insane Sound and Lighting supplied the fixtures.

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Clay Paky Tours Europe with Chris de Burgh

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Chris de Burgh on tour. Photo: Dan SchneiderAUGSBURG, Germany - European singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh is touring Europe with a design created by LD Chris Schatz. The LD, from Klinkertor Studios/Schattenwerk, has chosen 20 Clay Paky Sharpys and a large number of MA Lighting products for the tour. Augusta, GA-based Gruppe 20 has provided the lighting, rigging, audio and transportation for the two-trailer run.

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First Martin M6 in Europe a 'Smash' Hit

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Tim Smith (Smash), Dave Stewart (Show Consultant for Martin by Harman) and Alex ‘Junior’ Cerio (Smash)BRISTOL, UK - Creative visual design practice Smash Productions has taken delivery of the first Martin Professional M6 control console in the UK and Europe. It will be available for rental and also in action for assorted shows and productions in which Smash is involved. The first Smash Productions show for the new M6 was David Guetta’s special guest appearances on Rihanna’s UK/European stadium shows.

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HSL Gets in The Vibe for Moody Blues Tour

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HSL supplies Moody Blues tour.BLACKBURN, UK - HSL supplied lights, LED screen and crew to the latest Moody Blues UK and European tour, working with the band’s longtime LD Mick Thornton. For this tour, Thornton wanted a lighting contractor who could also supply the LED elements as well as a company with “a friendly, people-orientated approach who were big enough to offer the service levels we required and without a large and complex management hierarchy,” he explains.

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New Website for Prolyte Group's LiteConsole

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LiteConsole's new website.WAKEFIELD, UK - Prolyte Group, manufacturer of trussing, staging and custom structures, has refreshed the brand identity of its LiteConsole product range with the launch of a dedicated website and a new logo. LiteConsole represents a selection of lightweight, innovative performance platforms that are popularly used as mobile DJ booths, but also impress as stands or podiums for corporate presentations, trade shows and retail environments.

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Robe Lights Stages and Spaces at Glastonbury Festival

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Glastonbury site. Photo: Jason Bryant.SOMERSET, UK - Around 400 Robe fixtures were on site in various areas at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in Pilton, Somerset UK. “Glasto” had a capacity of 175,000 with an eclectic line up of live music and entertainment over three days. Robe UK’s Ian W Brown took his tent and Wellies and got into the festival spirit, where iffy weather turned to sunshine, soaring temperatures and sizzling expectations.

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Poolgroup's SGM P-5s Highlight Obama in Berlin

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President Obama in Berlin. Photo: Joachim DennemannBERLIN - President Barack Obama recently visited Berlin for the first time since his election. The highlight of his 25-hour stay was his speech before an invited audience of 5,000 people at the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate. The technical planning and equipment necessary to transmit his speech to the world media was undertaken by event production company, Poolgroup on behalf of the German Foreign Office and the Federal Press Office.

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Laser Light Shows For Egypt's Protests Hit Headlines

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Tahrir Square in Cairo.CAIRO, Egypt - The recent demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have all eyes watching Egypt to see how this political situation will unfold. The demonstrations in the area hit home with laser light show company and International Laser Display Association (ILDA) member Laseronics, because they have family ties and friends living in the area. So, in a safe, ethical, and highly visible manner, the team at Laseronics created a laser light display in Tahrir Square, to bring demonstrators together under a unified message seeking to remove Mohamed Morsi (the sitting president of Egypt) from power.

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StageHand Assists with PSA Member's Convalescence

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StageHand, formerly known as the PSA Welfare & Benevolent FundLONDON– StageHand, formerly known as the PSA Welfare & Benevolent Fund, has used its resources to help a PSA member during a period of convalescence from a serious illness. The PSA Welfare & Benevolent Fund was founded in 1998 with the backing of the Production Services Association on behalf of people working in the UK entertainment production industry.

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