Chroma-Q Color Force II Lights Up Pyramid Stage Artists’ Performances at Glastonbury Festival

Chroma-Q Color Force II Lights Up Pyramid Stage Artists’ Performances at Glastonbury Festival

UK – Nearly fifty of the multi award-winning Chroma-Q Color Force II 48 luminaire were a central feature of the Pyramid Stage lighting rig at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, providing powerful coloured illumination and eye candy during both daytime and evening performances from high-profile artists including Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Craig David, Chic, Barry Gibb, The National, First Aid Kit and many more.

Mark Cunniffe, lighting designer for Sunday night headliner, Ed Sheeran was impressed by the output of the fixture…

The renowned music festival attracts much attention every year from the world’s media and provides a global showcase for the artists. Centre-stage are performances on the Festival’s iconic, premier Pyramid Stage.

With so much expectation, only the highest production values will do on the Pyramid Stage. Andy “Fraggle” Porter, the stage’s head of lighting, and the festival’s premier rental supplier, Neg Earth Lights felt Chroma-Q® fixtures would be ideal and flew the Color Force II 48™ 1.2m RGBA colour-changing LED battens above artists on the stage.

From as early on as during Friday afternoon’s performances, the powerful Color Force II battens were providing the colour needed to lift great daytime shows by artists such as First Aid Kit.

The Color Force II luminaires were even more impressive during the early evening and final headline performances, providing eye candy and stage colour for much anticipated shows by international artists such as Foo Fighters, Katy Perry and massive home-grown star, Ed Sheeran.

Michael Brown, lighting designer for The National added the Color Force II fixtures to his show just before the performance, but then used them for much of the high energy set in a wide variety of strong primary as well as pastel colours.

Photo copyrights: Anna Barclay / Shirlaine Forrest

Six of the award-winning Chroma-Q Space Force™ soft lights also formed an essential part of the rig, providing TV key lighting during the performances so cameramen could get the shots they needed for performances, many of which were available to stream live online and recorded for TV broadcast live or later on.

Designed to deliver a premium performance, the Chroma-Q Color Force II and Space Force LED solutions offer formidable output, superior homogenised optics and theatrical grade dimming.

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