Tante Mia Tanzt is the largest open-air electronic music event in northwestern Germany. This year, the event attracted around 20,000 visitors to the Stoppelmarkt grounds in Vechta, Lower Saxony with DJ acts such as Don Diablo, Felix Jaehn, Lost Frequencies, Monika Kruse and Wildstylez. Eventures was responsible for the event technical equipment at the open-air festival. Lighting Designer, Milan Spira relied entirely on moving lights from Cameo for the electro spectacle, including the new Cameo OTOS H5 hybrid beam spot wash fixture.
To enhance the flair of an EDM festival and to digitise the overall image, Spira and VJ/visual artist, Paris Yilmaz of Clubkind Visuals, largely dispensed with physical set and deco elements. To fill the ‘gaps’ in the set design that this inevitably created, Spira specified a large number of beam lights in advance. After a shootout with dry hire provider NicLen, the lighting designer decided on Cameo’s new OTOS H5, among others, and thus gave the IP65-capable beam spot wash hybrid moving heads their festival premiere in Germany.
“I’m a fan of hybrid fixtures, and the OTOS H5s are a perfect fit for this festival,” explained Spira. “It allows me to cover all lamp types and use more of the same fixtures, which makes it easier to operate – especially at a festival with many different acts and requirements.”
In addition to the high light output, Spira is also impressed by the gobo set and colour quality of the OTOS H5. The lighting designer had already had good experiences with the Cameo OPUS H5 beam spot wash hybrid indoor moving heads in the past. As well as OTOS H5, numerous ZENIT W600 SMD outdoor LED wash lights and EVOS W3 compact LED wash moving heads were used at the festival.
This article originally appeared in issue #270 of TPi, which you can read here.