The lighting designers responsible for music superstars Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal and Chase and Status requested Claypaky Sharpys and A.leda B-EYE K10s as key fixtures in their touring rigs at UK urban music festival Sundown.
"Jason Derulo’s lighting designer, Bobby Bascombe, specified the 24 x Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K10s for the flown rig, and 26 x Claypaky Sharpys in vector mode for the floor package,” says Freer. "Claypaky Sharpys were also requested by Steve Bewley, lighting designer for Dizzee Rascal and Chase and Status’ LD, Andy Hurst.”
"The lighting designers provide a festival/touring plot in their rider,” says Freer. "I then pick out the key elements that they want and incorporate them into the rig design. In this case the Clay Paky Sharpy and A.leda B-EYE K10 were fixtures specified by multiple designers.”
The award-winning Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K10 fast asserted itself as a popular festival fixture. Operating in three modes, wash, beam and FX, the fixture provides a range of creative opportunities for designers who are looking for versatility and excitement.
"The B-EYE K10 was specifically requested by Jason Derulo’s production,” says Freer. "Incorporating this fixture into the design provided the opportunity to create really crisp washes on stage as well as the chance to use the fixture in its FX mode displaying some great eye-candy designs for the audience. They are ideal fixtures for a festival situation where you have big crowds, big acts and quick changeovers.”
Also specified by Derulo’s production as well as by Bewley and Hurst as part of their riders was the Claypaky Sharpy.
"The Sharpy was perfect for the Derulo floor package and as a general workhorse for the rig,” explains Freer. "Sundown Festival has a lot of quick changeovers and the Sharpy was fast and easy to put into place. Its small size meant we could also hide the fixture into backline set-ups which allowed us to create some great aerial visual effects. The fixtures combine this power with a small physical footprint and a lightweight build.”
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