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HSL supplied all lighting equipment and crew to Loudsound Productions for Fatboy Slim’s Beach Boutique 4 event, which saw the legendary DJ deliver an awesome homecoming performance for 20,000 fans on Brighton Beach last weekend.
Lighting designer Steven Abbiss worked closely with visuals director Tim Fleming to create some seriously spectacular optical magic that captured the energy and excitement of the show in a wave of creative eloquence. The event was blessed by glorious sunshine during the day as the south Coast basked in the remnants of an Indian summer .
Beach Boutique 4 was project managed for HSL by Mike Oates, who says, “It was great to be working with the Loudsound team again including Lee Charteris (Event and Fatboy production manager) and John Gray (stage manager)”.
The lighting design was based on maximising the feeling of available space and adding to the perception of stage width with 4 drop truss ‘wings’ outrigged each side of the front stage support towers. Starting at the top, these measured 15, 12, 10 and 8 ft respectively, and were equidistantly spaced at 5 ft intervals.
The only onstage trusses were a sub hung 45 ft front truss above Fatboy’s DJ More >
This, the largest Creamfields event to date featured a host of international DJ’s and bands including main stage double headliners Groove Armada and the Chemical Brothers, and was the second at their new site in Daresbury near Warrington.
It’s the 6th year that HSL has supplied technical production to theUK’s best known dance event. They brought ML Executives onboard as their audio partners to deal with all-things sonic, and all departments worked closely with event production manager Lee Charteris.
Two dedicated HSL crew chiefs – Dave Jolly (chosen for his diplomatic dexterity) and Jonny Harper (picked for his great motivational skills in dealing with local crew) – were appointed, and they spent a whole week in the warehouse ahead of the get-in to ensure that the 6 trucks worth of lighting arrived on site fully prepped, tested and marked up for efficient deployment around the More >