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CHAUVET Professional Celebrates Festival Family Gathering At Glastonbury 2024

Posted on July 10, 2024

The UK’s biggest festival stretches across 900 acres and draws 200,000 revellers over the course of five days.  Glastonbury impresses with its sheer size and well-earned reputation for offering something for everybody.  For lighting designers, programmers, operators, and everyone involved in the world of professional lighting, Glasto’s scale and diversity offers an opportunity to feast our eyes on an extraordinary number of stages and designs.

Our team from CHAUVET Professional UK made the trek to Worthy Farm to document this year’s edition and returned with their report of multiple COLORado, STRIKE, Maverick and Rogue family sightings.

COLORado PXL Curve 12 makes its Pyramid Stage debut with headliner Dua Lipa

The Pyramid Stage is Glasto’s main stage and where you’ll find the festival’s biggest names.  It’s also where the newest member of the COLORado family of IP65-rated tour-grade LED bars, panels and PARs performed with headliner Dua Lipa in a design that took full advantage of COLORado PXL Curve 12’s ability to create seamless volumetric looks with a batten featuring twelve independent motorized heads with individual control of zoom, tilt and color.             

Supplier:  LCR
LD: Matt Pitman and the Pixelmappers team

Another COLORado PXL Curve 12 debut spotted at The Glade.  This Glasto stage dedicated to electronic music featured a COLORado family double billing with a rig that leaned into tight beams and long throws with COLORado PXL Bar 16
Supplier:  Colour Sound Experiment Ltd
LD/Operator: Leggy

Color STRIKE M and Coldplay combine to wow the largest crowd in Glastonbury’s history

Saturday night marked a return to the Pyramid Stage to witness the massive output and versatility of Color STRIKE M as the motorized strobe/wash contributed to Coldplay’s stunning lightshow with saturated colors casting a glow over the entire performance area along with a brilliant series of dynamic pixel-mapped looks.

Supplier: Upstaging
LD: Shaheem Litchmore

Coldplay’s Pyramid Stage audience was not the only crowd bathed in deep color from Color STRIKE M at Glastonbury.  West Holts and Lonely Hearts Club stages were both seen glowing to similar effect. 

Supplier (West Holts): DPL Production Lighting Limited
Supplier (Lonely Hearts Club): SR Production Services

STRIKE Arrays warmed Glastonbury stages both night and day

Before sunfall back at the Pyramid Stage, Michael Kiwanuku performed in front of a stage-spanning wall of over 170 interconnected STRIKE Array 1 blinders.

Supplier: GLS Lighting
LD:  Ed Warren
Op: Amy Barnett

As night fell, Shangri-La’s Peace Stage was seen glowing with the familiar warmth of STRIKE Array 2.

Supplier: PF Events
LD: Harry Merrison

Rogue warriors were everywhere at Glastonbury 2024

As with so many stages at this year’s Glasto, the Peace Stage also featured a member of the Rogue family in its rig.  Two of the most frequently spotted models were Rogue Outcast 1L Beam and Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash.  Lightweight, IP65-rated and punchy, this pair of Rogue Outcast movers rocked the San Remo stage with sharp bright beams and stunning eye candy rings.

Supplier: Wolf Lighting
|Programmers: Ed and Diggers

The Rogue Outcast roll call continues at the Sensation Seekers stage with a look made possible by the tight to wide zoom range delivered by Rogue Outcast 2X Wash.

Supplier: Enlightened
Programmer: Ella Ritchie-Purdie

Enlightened also supplied the Outside Circus and Glasto Latino stages with Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash and Outcast 2X Wash.

GLX Productions supplied Rogue Outcast 1L Beam and Outcast 1 BeamWash for a Flying Bus stage that effectively demo’d their impressive reach.    

Fineline Lighting supplied both the Astrolabe and Acoustic stages with kit that combined Rogue movers with COLORado Panel Q40 to very different effect.

Maverick moving heads in the mix across a multitude of Glasto stages

The Hive:  Maverick Force S Spot • Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash  • Rogue R2X Wash  • Ovation Rêve E-3 Profile • STRIKE Array 2

Supplier: Luke Adams Lighting

Field of Avalon: Maverick Storm 1 HybridMaverick Storm 2 BeamWash • Rogue R2X Beam • COLORado Panel Q40 • COLORado Batten Q15 • STRIKE Array 2 • STRIKE Array 4

Supplier:  WaveCo Productions

Circus Big Top: Maverick Storm 1 Wash • Maverick Storm 1 Spot • Ovation Rêve E-3

Supplier: Fineline Lighting
LD: James Loudon

The Levels: Maverick Storm 3 BeamWash • Maverick Storm 2 BeamWash • Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash • Rogue Outcast 1L Beam • COLORado PXL Bar 16 • Color STRIKE M • STRIKE Array 2 • onAIR Panel 2 IP

Supplier: SR Production Services 
LDs: Freddy Venediger and James Newmarch