UK - Midwich UK&I companies, PSCo and Sound Technology, have signed an exclusive distribution deal with StageSmarts, the manufacturer of intelligent power distribution used in touring, festivals, and prestigious venues all over the world.
From this week, the full line up of intelligent power distribution solutions from StageSmarts is available through both companies in the UK.
Steve Fay, managing director at Sound Technology, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome StageSmarts to our market-leading professional audio and professional lighting portfolios. We’re always looking at ways to support our customers in delivering successful events and adding the intelligent power distribution products into our mix means they can have peace of mind by protecting their equipmen

UK - Madonna kicked off her twelfth concert tour in October 2023 at the O2 Arena in London. With 81 shows on the schedule, visiting cities in North America, Europe and South America, the tour is due to conclude on 4 May 2024, with a free concert at the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is Madonna’s first retrospective tour, highlighting her more than four decade-long recording career.
With each new city, comes a new venue and to handle the challenges of this tour, Art McConnell of A.M.G. Rigging was contracted as head rigger and also as the overall touring CAD dra

Europe TAF has introduced the new PA Vertical Tower 1 (PAV1). It’s designed for safely and securely hanging heavy speaker arrays at large-scale events. Through its versatile design, the PAV1 not only serves as an independent PA tower or part of the stage setup, but also as stable support for LED walls.
Utilizing TAF’s specially designed top section and heavy-duty HT44 or TT44 truss segments with quicklock connection system, provides certified loading up to 1,000 kg at heights up to 8m.
Stability is ensured by its robust base, which accepts ballast up to 2,000 kg and fea

UK - TSL Lighting has made further significant investment in EXE Technology load monitoring and stage automation equipment, with the addition of a further x134 hoists to complement their rental stock.
Their latest investments include the new EXE Rise D8 + 350kg, a small body hoist for compact applications, D8+ 500kg and D8+ 1000kg hoists to add to their inventory, and the EXE Rise D8+ 2000kg Single Fall chain hoists, designed for use in heavy duty applications and in rugged touring environments.
TSL who are full members of - LEEA (The Lifting Equipment Engineers Associatio

Germany - Sixty82 has welcomed Avenion to its growing network of resellers in Germany. This addition aims to strengthen Sixty82's presence in the German market and ensures that customers have wider access to its products.
Avenion is making waves in the AV solutions sector with its fresh approach. It has quickly become known for its innovative ideas and commitment to quality. Furthermore, the team has extensive experience in the areas of rigging and trussing.
"We're really excited to have Avenion join our team," says Fokko Smeding, CEO of Sixty82. "Matthias Matthes and his c

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