In addition, Entec’s package includes seven Martin Aura XB washes for key light on the risers, and three Tomcat towers either side of the stage, each of which is rigged with a pair of Martin MAC Axiom hybrid fixtures providing beams and spots.
Travelling with production manager Tec Beint and tour manager Andrew ‘Wilkie’ Wilkinson, the production also features a set of seven upstage rotator pods, custom-designed and built by Specialz with co-operation from Entec, who supplied 70 Martin VDO Sceptron 10 1000mm linear LED battens for integration. Capable of rotating 360°, each pod consists of a panel of 10 Sceptrons with a laser-etched mirrorball finish on the reverse side.
Will Wright said: “When these pods spin around and the lights on the side towers hit them, all the beams reflect off to produce a brilliant, dazzling effect.”
Following rehearsals at Cato Music in London, Clean Bandit’s European summer festival tour kicked off in May with Radio One’s Big Weekend, and went on to include the Isle Of Wight Festival, Wild Life in Brighton and Forest Live in Thetford Forest. The tour continues until September 3rd with appearances at Y Not, Standon Calling, Sziget, Pukkelpop, V and MTV’s Gibraltar Calling, after which the band head to America.
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