Check out all our coverage from the show floor at PLASA 2013 from the 6th - 9th October at ExCeL!
Brilliant Stages Build a Man For Take That’s Tour
Take That’s Progress Live 2011 Tour reunited its 5 original performers for the first time in over 15 years as they played to packed stadiums in the band’s biggest tour to date.
There's no Place like the Palladium
L. Frank Baum's novel has been adapted into a hit MGM film, three silent movies, comics, a Broadway musical and countless other stage and amateur productions, so it was only a matter of time before The Wizard of Oz hit the West End.
The future of Channel 69 - what you need to know
By now you have probably heard that in 2012 Ofcom will be clearing out the 800Mhz frequency band which includes Channel 69. If you own any radio microphones or other RF equipment such as IEMs (In Ear Monitors) that operate within this spectrum you will… [more]
The Stage Managers tool kit
Lois Dawson shares with us what every well equipped stage manager should carry with them in their kit.
Bristol based lighting and visuals rental specialist Fineline supplied lighting, LED side screens complete with new bespoke supporting structures and an IMAG camera package for Warwick Castle’s 1100th Anniversary Summer Proms Spectacular – a music, fireworks and pyro extravaganza to celebrate the founding of the Castle. The Medieval castle standing today was developed from an […]
An all Robe moving light rig was specified for the 2014 Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon – a vibrant, high profile annual summer music and cultural event with an all-star line-up of local and international artists that is staged against the magnificent backdrop of the 2000 year old Beiteddine Palace. The venue is ensconced in […]
Working with marketing agency Arnold KLP and creative production agency DesignScene, XL Video have supplied an LED video wall for the Volvo V40 promotional roadshow currently being shown in some of the UK’s largest shopping malls. Through June and July 2014, the promotional display featuring the LED video wall visited the Bullring in Birmingham, Metro […]
The first 12 Robe ParFect 100 fixtures in Slovenia have been purchased by the Španski Borci Culture Centre in Ljubljana, a high profile venue run by EN-KNAP Productions which is the largest privately managed facility for cultural activities in the country. It is also home to Slovenian Contemporary Dance Company EnKnapGroup. Named in honour of […]
For the fourth year running, Liverpool, UK technical solutions provider and leading equipment rental company Adlib supplied Audio crew & equipment for Capital FM’s Summertime Ball phenomenon staged at Wembley Stadium, London. The line-up of A-List artists included David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus, Enrique Inglesias, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer and […]
The Rolling Stones have just finished the European section of their “14 On Fire” tour with another spectacular lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Basset Design (WBD) … Which included 54 x Robe ROBIN Pointes amongst 200 plus other moving lights. The 54 Pointes – the first to be incorporated into a design for […]
Iconic Italian superstar singer / songwriter Vasco Rossi staged seven phenomenal stadium shows in Rome and Milan this summer playing to over 400,000 fans, complete with a lightshow to match the occasion designed by his long term LD, Giovanni Pinna. Pinna used 68 Robe ROBIN LEDBeam 100s which were used as specials and for highlighting […]
Leading UK lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work – ‘Control t’force’ – created by Lighting Designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330 metre high Emley Moor Mast in west Yorkshire UK, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK, an iconic local landmark and […]
Top nightclub The Academy in Canberra, Australia is benefiting from a new Robe moving light installation which was supplied by locally based Elite Sound & Light and is designed to ensure that their popular EDM club nights and visiting live artists can enjoy the very best lighting and visual experiences. Elite’s Darren Russell was asked […]
Robe moving lights – 174 in total – were specified by lighting designer Helmut Krammer for the 2014 Summer Night Concert, performed for its eleventh year by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna which provided a sumptuous and beautiful Baroque backdrop to the event. The venue is a UNESCO World Heritage site and […]
Light Image are a lively, energetic and imaginative lighting design, programming and operating practice based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, comprising three core people – Bas Van Der Peol (LD), Benzo Hagel (LD / operator) and Jeroen Van Der Velden (media servers / technical drawing specialist). L-R: Renzo Hagel, Jeroen van der Velden and Bas van […]
In support of Coldplay’s latest album ‘Ghost Stories’, XL Video has supplied a state-of-the-art video solution for the televised album launch and worldwide promotional shows, culminating in two sold out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Setting the Scene The visual concept for these shows was developed jointly by Ben Miles, Paul Normandale, Misty Buckley […]