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.
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 […]
HSL continued its productive and creative working relationships with award- winning lighting designer Davy Sherwin on tour with alt rockers The Foals, who have just finished the latest UK leg of their ongoing ‘Holy Fire’ album campaign. This was Sherwin’s second world tour for the band who have earned much critical acclaim for their incendiary […]
Popular American punk pop band All Time Low recently took the UK by storm on their latest “A Love Like” tour, and part of the WOW factor for their energy-fuelled performances was the lighting design created by Boston based LD Jeff Maker. Lighting for the UK tour was supplied by Leeds based rental company Zig […]
Robe’s Israeli distributor Danor is based in Hod Hasheron just outside the bustling and vibrant hub of Tel Aviv and has built its reputation on being switched on to the market, offering the most innovative technologies and excellent service. They first started distributing Robe in 2006 and have now established it as arguably the most […]
Robe Lighting is very proud to be working with London’s world-famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), supplying technical equipment and resources. The arrangement was driven by Josef Valchar Robe s.r.o.’s CEO, Ashley Lewis, Robe UK’s Key Account Manager for Film, TV & Theatre and Matt Prentice, Head of Lighting at RADA. RADA has taken […]
Liverpool based Adlib’s Sales division has been appointed a UK distributor for Coda Audio’s ViRAY and TiRAY product ranges. The audio rental specialist and technical solutions provider has backed and invested heavily in the German owned Coda brand since its launch, and was an early adopter of Coda’s large and medium format line arrays for […]
The 5 Star Group will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus again this year showing a selection of its current products including flightcases and other solutions for the safe and convenient transportation of all types of equipment. This year 5 Star will highlight its recently introduced Pro-Tect Bags & Covers. Pro-Tect offers a range of standard […]
Czech Republic-based lighting manufacturer Robe Lighting has appointed John McDowell as Regional Sales Manager of the Central United States, effective April 7. McDowell, based in Austin, Texas, was most recently with Creative Stage Lighting as Western Regional Sales Manager. Due to higher sales volume and a wide range of popular products, Robe Lighting is expanding […]