Eclipse shines at Party In The Park
UAE: The second Party In The Park festival to take place in Dubai’s Media City was supported with lighting, video, power and rigging from eclipse Staging Services. The daylong festival occurred ‘just after a previous project that eclipse had been supporting in the same venue’. The event therefore required the team to set up video and lighting to a tight schedule.
‘As the rigging and power had been set up earlier in the week, it was a pretty straightforward job to change the main rig,’ recalled eclipse project manager, Tom Ralston. ‘As only Stereophonics were touring with their own LD, it gave Craig Ralph, the eclipse lighting programmer for the show, enough time to program his looks for all of the other acts.’
With headline performances from Stereophonics, Razorlight, the Boxtones and the Palatones, the eclipse team called on its inventory of Clay Paky Mythos, SuperSharpy, B-Eye, Atomics, VariLite VL3500 Wash FX and Martin Viper moving heads. A further 250 Roe LED panels added to the stage visuals in a straightforward design. ‘The lighting was a simple but effective setup that worked perfectly for each act,’ added Mr Ralston.
The festival also featured a second stage for DJs and MCs. At the Hype Arena, eclipse deployed a 360-degree lighting rig comprising Sharpy, Sharpy Wash, Atomic and Mac Viper fixtures to replicate a club environment.
‘This was an exciting project to be a part of, with great results which were made very apparent by the enthusiastic crowd,’ concluded Mr Ralston.