Katy Perry Rocks Out with ROBE

Posted on Friday, September 17th, 2010


The Future Music Debit MasterCard Priceless Music Series kicked off its 2010 calendar rocking Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom stage in early August 2010, with ‘Californian Gurl’ Katy Perry, playing her one and only Australian performance this year.

Clifton Productions were engaged to light an eye catching stage, supplying a large quantity of Robe fixtures along with an impressive VuePix display. In the Plaza Ballroom, located underneath the Regent Theatre,  looks very much like a film set – with chandeliers and swirling light patterns on the walls. The stage was decked out with large candy cane props, oversize lollies and sweets with much of the visuals personally overseen by Katy Perry.

The lighting rig included 18 x Robe ColorSpot 700E AT’s and 25 x Robe ColorWash 700E AT’s lighting the stage. These projected warm beams of colour on stage and throughout the audience which suited the mood for the American Pop Star’s infectious smashing hits – the lighting designs and operation by LD Brad Teagan from the USA.

The main visuals on stage was provided from a VuePix P6 SMD LED Screen, 28 panels (7 x 4) configured ground stacked on Clifton Productions custom made rolling dolly as there was nowhere to hang upstage. The Catalyst based visuals driven through this set up was by Matt Hansen from MPH Productions.

Clifton Productions also supplied the lighting and visuals for Katy Perry on Channel 7’s Sunrise the following day. Systems Technician / Production Manager Michael Parsons from Clifton Productions says “Everyone was really happy with the lighting and LED visuals on stage and it suited the style of Katy Perry and her music. We use these fixtures over and over again on numerous productions and they perform faultlessly, which is great particularly in live gigs”.