Robe stars on Sziget 2019 main stage
Friday, 13 September 2019
robe-sziget-2019-martin-garrix-szi092109384Martin Garrix plays Sziget 2019 (photo: Louise Stickland)
Hungary - Robe moving lights helped keep pace with the demands of an eclectic mix of music and creative presentations on the main stage of Budapest’s Sziget Festival.
The stage saw performances from Martin Garrix, The 1975, Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran, who played to 80,000 fans a day for seven days.
The base main stage production / house rig was designed by Mark Kontra from rental company Colossal, who have supplied lighting for this stage of the event for the last several years.
The production lighting incorporated 172 Robe lighting fixtures which were a mix of BMFLs, Pointes and ColorStrobes.
It was designed to be practical, bearing in mind the amount of own kit coming in, offering all the breadth, fluidity and capabilities of a properly thought-through house lighting rig.
“We needed a powerful reliable rig with the flexibility to support all their designs, and obviously a premium brand that all these top-level designers find acceptable,” explains Mark, adding that Robe ticked all the boxes for the best quality, highest impact and smallest footprint fixtures available. The house rig was located on four straight overhead trusses.
For the size of the Sziget main stage, they chose the power and intensity of BMFLs. With 72 on the rig - 40 BMFL Spots and 32 BMFL Wash XFs there was plenty of latitude, and these were joined by 64 Pointes and 56 x Robe LED ColorStrobes, together with some Moles.
Colossal services numerous festivals with lighting each summer - including the main stages for Balaton Sound and Volt festivals - and their default profile / spot fixture for all of them this year was the BMFL Spot.
They also supplied five of the incoming specials packages for main stage artists which included 52 MegaPointes, and for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance, 48 miniPointes made an outstanding impact as the floor package beam lights. These were also all chosen for their high reliability and output.
The house console at Sziget Main Stage was a grandMA2 full size, and FOH lighting was looked after by Attila Lenzser and Aron Kovacs, with Aron operating for any artists who didn’t arrive with their own.
(Jim Evans)

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