James has been invited to act as video and lighting technician for Pendulum on their European summer festivals tour.
Andy Hurst is the lighting designer, who has passed his operating duties to Neil Carson of Enhance Production. HSL will be providing the lighting equiment: 16x James Thomas Pixelline 1044, 8x Martin Atomic strobes with XL Video providing 8x Martin LC panels. Video will be sourced from a MacBook pro provided by Andy running Archaos, cued by a WholeHog 3 triggered using SMTPE streamed from the band. The lighting will be controlled by Neil using a Chamsys MagiQ Pro from front of house.
The kit will be mounted into 4x dollys, each 2m wide and 2m high to accommodate a 2m square LC screen, with 4x Pixellines mounted horizontally above each other behind the screen, spaced with 2x Atmoics. Dollys were chosen for ease of transport and erection, since Pendulum will not be appearing at the top act at all the events and wont be blessed with an overnight rig on most, a fast stage turnaround is a must.
James will be looking after the maintenance of both the video and lighting aspects of the rig, also supervising the ‘roll-on’ to stage at the beginning of the act. This involves arranging the lift of all 4x dollys onto Litedeck to increase height and visibility of the screen, and then connecting the dolly looms to the control equipment and testing before show start.
The band will be appearing at:
- 53 Degrees, Preston, England
- Pinkpop Festival, Holland
- Isle of Wight Festival, England
- Planet Festival, Czech Republic
- Download Festival, England
- Sonisphere Festival, Holland
- Wolverhampton Civic, England
- Glastonbury Festival, England
- Rock Werchter, Belgium
- Heineken Opener Festival, Poland
- Oxegen Festival, Ireland
- T in the Park, Scotland
- Somerset House, London, England
- Pohoda Festival, Slovakia
- Gurtenfestival, Switzerland
- Global Gathering, England
- Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Spain
- Sziget Festival, Hungary
- Frequency Festival, Austria
- V Festival, Chelmsford, England
- V Festival, Stafford, England