BCL’s Easter Treat

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010

Easterfest is held on the Easter long weekend at Queens Park in Toowoomba and this year was the biggest ever with Brisbane Concert Lighting supplying a stunning lighting rig for the Seven Mainstage, 96.5fm Big Top, The Hammered Silver Epicentre and The Alley. They also provided a lighting system and small sound system for the Arena.

The guys at BCL were delighted to hear that headlining act Newsboys insisted on half a dozen Martin Atomic Strobe 3000 units for their performance.

”To be honest we’d been waiting for an excuse to buy some!” said Sam Walter, BCL’s Production Manager “The Atomics are an important part of the Newsboys’ show particularly in the opening number where they use the constant blind effect. They are then used sporadically throughout the rest of the show as strobes. It really had to be Atomics and no other strobe could substitute.

”When it comes to high powered strobes, this is about as impressive as it gets, with a 3000w lamp and the ability to pull off up to 28 flashes a second. They really are the industry standard and nothing else comes close.”

Other acts included Stan Walker, Sanctus Real, Superchic[k], KJ-52, New Empire, Article One and Hawk Nelson to name a few.

The Seven Mainstage system included 24 x Martin MAC2000 Profile II, 12 x Martin MAC600 Wash, 6 x Martin MAC550 Profile, 9 x Martin MAC250 Wash, 6 x Martin Atomic Strobe 3000, 4 x Studio Due CityColour, 44 x LED Strip, 96 x Blinder Lamps, 12 x Strand 2k Castor and 8 x ETC Source 4 Profile.

The 96.5fm Big Top rig consisted of 20 x Martin MAC250 Krypton, 32 x Tri Colour LED, 28 x Blinder Lamps, 10 x Selecon Fresnel and 3 x ETC Source 4 Profile.

BCL also recently took delivery of an additional six Martin MAC250 Beams, bringing their total to eight. Unfortunately they haven’t been able to use them on their own productions as they have been in constant sub-hire demand!

”We bought them due to external requests and haven’t seen much of them at all!” commented Sam.