Friday headliner Dua Lipa

UK - The Chauvet Professional Color STRIKE M got to make over 100,000 pairs of eyeballs dance at Glastonbury this year. Playing a role in what Rolling Stone called ‘a stunning lightshow’ for Saturday night headliners Coldplay, the motorized strobe-wash was used to create a seemingly endless flow of  looks that captivated what was one of the largest crowds in the festival’s history.

Supplied by Upstaging, the high-output IP65-rated fixtures were positioned throughout the rig by LD  Shaheem Litchmore. From these positions they created a glow over the performance area. The fixtures also flashed their colour rendering prowess, blasting out a rainbow of dynamic chase sequences.

Every bit of the Color STRIKE M’s versatility was needed, as Coldplay took the gigantic crowd on a multifarious musical journey. In addition to performing album track songs that covered a horizon of different emotions, the band was joined by special guests, most notably actor Michael J. Fox who joined them from his wheelchair to play guitar in a deeply moving version of Fix You.

Just as the Color STRIKE M was touching eyes and hearts on Saturday night, another Chauvet Professional fixture was making waves (quite literally) on the Pyramid Stage the night earlier for Friday headliner Dua Lipa. Lining the contour of the stage and thrust deck, was the COLORado PXL Curve 12, supplied by LCR. LD Matt Pitman and the Pixelmappers team created a flowing visual accompaniment to the high energy moves of the Grammy and Brit Award winner as she banged out 15 of her Top 40 hits.

The big Friday night crowd danced right along with Dua Lupa and the performers on stage. Joining them step-for-pulsating-step, with its 12 independently controlled moving heads, was the COLORado PXL Curve 12.

Chauvet’s involvement on the Pyramid Stage wasn’t limited to the Friday and Saturday headliners. Earlier Saturday evening, 174 of the company’s STRIKE Array 1 blinders, supplied by GLS, supported the performance of Mercury winner, Michael Kiwanuka in an inspired lightshow by Ed Warren, and run by Amy Barnett.

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