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.
Liverpool based Adlib supplied an L-Acoustics K1 / KARA sound system – plus some of their new K2 as side hangs at London’s O2 Arena – for BRIT Award winning Ellie Goulding on her recent high profile UK arena tour, working with engineers Joe Harling (FOH) and James Neale (Monitors) and Production Manager Rebecca Travis. […]
West London UK based lighting and visuals rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment has invested in nearly 100 new Robe lighting fixtures for its upcoming summer season including 60 multi-purpose Robe ROBIN Pointe luminaires … in readiness for a mega busy summer season ahead. Last year Colour Sound supplied lighting production, LED screens, LED festoon lighting […]
The glitz, glamour and red carpet action was out in style at the 2013 Music Industry (MIA) Awards show in Brussels, lit for the first time by Luc Peumans of leading Belgian creative practice, Painting With Light! The show was produced by Flemish national TV channel VRT (Vlaamse Radio en Televisie) in Videohouse Studio 7 […]
Belgian based automation and engineering specialists Wicreations supplied specialist flying and movement system for the recent Reverze event staged simultaneously at Antwerp’s famous Sportpalais venue and the adjacent Lotto Arena, accommodating upwards of 20,000 hard dance music fans. The event, produced by Bass Events is the largest indoor hardstyle event, and this year’s theme was […]
Commissioned by the National Trust, designer Mike Blacker of East Grinstead, Sussex, UK based Blacker Design was asked to mastermind a refurbishment plan for lighting in the museum area of Bateman’s – for over 30 years from 1902, the home of author Rudyard Kipling, near Burwash in the beautiful Sussex Weald. Bateman’s is now dedicated […]
XL Video, global provider of innovative video solutions for the live events industry, has introduced the new CEO for their US operation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. At an event in New York on Monday evening, Rene De Keyzer, XL’s Founder/President was introduced as the new head of XL Video Inc. De Keyzer, who started the […]
Rob Praine from Southampton UK based event production company, Emphasis Event Production Ltd (EEP), put the company’s new Robe ROBIN LEDBeam 100s and Award Winning ROBIN MiniMe effects fixtures to the test for the 2014 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Working for Marketing agency, MindWorks Marketing, the EEP team designed and provided […]
West London based rental company Entec’s lighting division once again renewed its great working relationship with the Bootleg Beatles, arguably one of the most successful and ‘authentic’ tribute bands in the world … with over 4,000 shows worldwide under their belts since their formation in 1980 – significantly more than the real Beatles! Entec have […]
XL Video has recently supplied LED and plasma screens and control for two separate events for Taiwanese global technology brand HTC – the first was for their exhibition stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, followed shortly after by the high profile London launch of the One M8 flagship smartphone at Olympia. HTC at […]
The 2013 Music Industry Awards (MIAs) show was staged in Brussels by Flemish national TV channel VRT (Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroeporganisatie ) in February to honour the best of the lively Belgian music scene. Lighting was designed by Luc Peumans from Painting With Light. The rig included 60 x Robe ROBIN Pointe and 36 x […]
Sixty Robe ROBIN Pointes and five Robe ROBIN DLS Profile fixtures ‘rode the rig’ at the 2014 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas throughout the month of March. Locally based LD Systems provided products, technical management and production for the entire Reliant Park and fairgrounds, using new Robe products for […]
XL Video supplied projection and Catalyst control for the recent UK tour by quirky and interesting indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club, which kicked off their “So Long See You Tomorrow” album campaign and world tour. The equipment was specified by Lighting and Set Designer, Squib, who is enjoying his second album tour with the […]