Stage lighting conference in Stockholm on October 16

Lighting star with Patrick Woodroffe

In the conference “Lighting the Stars”, Patrick Woodroffe will tell us about some of his more exciting experiences: the lighting design for the Olympic Games in London, and the case study for the Michael Jackson’s This Is It – a fascinating story of the concert tour that was cancelled after Michael’s death but which lives on in the film of the same name.

From october 7 to December 27

Shure launches “Call For Legends” band contest

Shure Europe organizes bands contest, Call For Legends, open to any band in Europe, provided they have no current recording or publishing deal.
The winning band will pick up Shure equipment worth 3000 Euros, play a gig on one of the free stages at next year’s prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and be given three days of free recording time at London studio Kore with Chris Kimsey at the controls.

Heavy Metal Festival in France

Nexo’s STM outfit the Hellfest

Hellfest is not as frightening as it sounds! For three days, 40,000 rock and metal fans gather in the French western countryside (Clisson, just outside of Nantes) for this annual festival. Headlined by Def Leppard, Kiss, and Volbeat, this year’s event saw Nexo’s new STM system make its Hellfest debut on the two main stages.

A sad loss

Derrick has passed away

Derrick Saunders died on Friday 16 August. He had been battling with a long illness for the last 18 months. Derrick was one of the best-known personage in the UK’s professional lighting industry, as sale and marketing director of Pulsar light.

As exclusive Swiss distributor

DiGiCo appoints Tonspur

DiGiCo’s five year involvement in the Montreux Jazz Festival has made such a positive impression on audio supplier Tonspur AG that the company has been appointed DiGiCo’s exclusive Swiss distributor.

The US rental company LD Systems deploys K1 for 2 stages

L-ACOUSTICS is Big News at Huston FPSF

Over the past five years, the Free Press Summer Festival (FPSF), staged at Eleanor Tinsley Park just west of downtown Houston, has quickly grown into one of Texas’ most eagerly anticipated music festivals. The event ultimately drawing nearly 100,000 concertgoers to enjoy 90 national and local artists performing on six stages over two days.

For 500 000 spectators and a live TV

Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspots Light Up “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular”

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular”. This free outdoor concert marked its fortieth anniversary for 500 000 people and a live TV from the Charles River Esplanade. Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots, able to compete with the sun, helped light up the annual event