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dbn Supplies Jodrell Bank Shows

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dbn has supplied stage and architectural lighting along with an LED screen to the latest Live At Jodrell Bank shows, featuring performances by the Australian Pink Floyd and New Order at the Jodrell Bank Observatory site.
Around 6,000 music fans per day attended the weekender events, staged by Ear To The Ground.
Nick Buckley, dbn's Project Manager, said: "It was great to be back working on this really special site. The atmosphere was fantastic and it's an event with a real difference of which we are very proud to be a part."
The stage was a 16 metre wide Serious Stages' Orbit, three bays deep, into which dbn installed three lighting trusses – front, mid and back – all fitted to the curvature of the roof.
A fourth truss was utilised to fly the 8 metre wide by 4.5 metre high LED screen, made up from the new 12.5 mm Eastar surface.
The lighting specification was based on the needs of the two headline artists, both of whom brought their own LDs - James Scott, operating for regular LD Phil White - for Australian Pink Floyd, and Andy Liddle who lights New Order.
The moving lights were exclusively Clay Paky – 14 x Alpha Spot QWO 800s, 12 x Alpha Beam 700s, 14 x Alpha Beam 700s and 18 x Sharpies, all of which were in the air.
dbn also supplied a specials package for the Australian Pink Floyd, comprising 16 Alpha Spot HPE 300s, which were arranged around one of their 5 metre diameter trussing circles positioned upstage.
The LED screen was masked into a circle to allow the band's video content to work in the middle of the circle.
Other lights included Atomic strobes, 2-lite and 4-lite blinders and ARRI 2Ks, which were used for a general stage wash.
dbn supplied an Avolites Pearl Expert as the house control desk and which was looked after by Edwin Croft. Andy Liddle brought in his own Avo Tiger Touch and James Scott had his own grandMA.
The 76 metre wide Lovell Telescope dish – the world's third largest steerable telescope – was illuminated by 12 x Studio Due 2.5K City Color floods and two Space Flowers supplied by dbn.
PA was supplied by Audile and lasers for New Order by ER Productions.
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