Roskilde Festival is the largest open-air culture and music festival in northern Europe. Its grounds have room for six different stages, 150 bands, 75,000 visitors and 25,000 volunteers. With capacity for 60,000 people, the Orange Stage is the largest of the six and welcomes bands such as Gorillaz, Alice In Chains, Muse, the Prodigy, Motörhead, Prince and many more.
The Orange Stage’s lighting rig includes Barco’s High End Systems Cyberlight 2.0, SHOWGUN 2.5, and SHOWBEAM 2.5 automated lights. In addition, the Arena Stage uses Axon Media Servers as the main source for the video. The equipment and support is provided by Bico Professionel in cooperation with Barco. “The SHOWGUN and SHOWBEAM lights are great to use in such a big festival,” says Kenneth Jakobsen from Bico Professionel. “Their extreme brightness brings the most impressive effects to a show.”
“Designing for the Orange Stage is a challenge due to its special construction,” says lighting designer Lars Nissen from Comtech. “The Cyberlight 2.0 is ideal to use under the orange canopy. It offers high speed and flexibility and has enough brightness for use during a summer festival.”
“Roskilde’s Orange Stage is legendary,” says Chris Colpaert, Barco’s VP of creative lighting. “They always present the best in lighting and deliver the most spectacular productions. SHOWGUN and SHOWBEAM are very powerful lights that are made for big stages like these. Next to this, it’s great to see moving mirrors come back to festivals – and we expect more to follow.”