ETP general manger Mikael Windfeldt (right) with head of lighting Emil Finsen (photo: Louise Stickland)
Denmark - ETP is a large full technical production – lighting audio, rigging, staging and roofing systems, seating and grandstands– rental company based in greater Copenhagen, which started its lighting department in 2010 with 20 moving light fixtures.
There are now over 230 x Robe fixtures alone in the rental fleet, plus numerous other lights, with the most recent purchase being 34 x Fortes, acquired for the busy record-breaking 2022 summer touring and festival season.
The lighting department is headed by Emil Finsen and Sune Verdier. Emil joined as a student in 2010, and Sune, a well-known lighting designer in his own right, joined the ETP team full time in 2019. In addition to designing most of ETP’s in-house lighting projects, he continues to work on design projects for other clients.
“We wanted a large, bright LED moving light that could also be used outdoors for festivals and summer tours,” stated Emil.
Their previous experiences with Robe’s DL4S and DL7S in the theatre had all been great in that environment, but they needed something seriously bright that would also cover concerts and gigs. Last summer 32 x Robe Esprites joined the rental stock which were out all the time, but to service the unprecedented number of festivals and live events during summer 2022, they needed something even brighter.
Any substantial purchases in the lighting department are 50% driven by external demand including rider specifications, and the other 50% by what are deemed to be the best options for ETP’s own shows.
Sune, Emil and all the management teams at ETP including general manger Mikael Windfeldt who keeps an overall perspective on all aspects of the business, enjoy a proactive and positive relationship with Robe’s Danish distributor Light Partner, which is also hugely important. This has been another major influence on decisions to purchase Robe over the years. “We know the backup and support is always there and we can get support, parts and service super quick when needed,” says Emil, while Sune adds that Light Partner “also listens to our feedback.”
The new Fortes were busy all summer working on festivals like Musik i Lejet in Tisvilde, north Denmark where ETP supplied lighting for all four stages.
They were also in action at Heartland, a boutique festival staged in the idyllic grounds of Egeskov Castle; on the new Syd for Solen event (South of the Sun) in Søndermarken near Copenhagen; and on the famous Copenhell metal fest, where ETP supplied the full production package for the second Hades stage that featured an enormous lighting rig.

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