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Showstak: Automating big looks, safely

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When a customer approaches you with a big idea, such as having a piano and Freddie Mercury impersonator fly above an audience of 18,000,...

Crewbooking: Reuniting people under one platform

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There is no doubt that ‘word of mouth’ is still held in very high regard within the live events industry when it comes to...

Black Light delivers eco-conscious production at COP26

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2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) thrust Scotland onto the world’s stage. All eyes were on us as a country as we...

Cameo: A decade of innovation

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When was Cameo formed and what were its initial goals?  "Cameo was launched by Adam Hall Group in 2011. From the beginning, we wanted to...

Allen & Heath R&D team on the creation of CTi1500

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The obsession with portability is nothing new in the world of live touring. With increasing numbers of productions and performing artists conscious of budgets,...

Absen launches a new green initiative

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Reaffirming its commitment to a sustainable future, LED manufacturer, Absen has launched a new green initiative, Absen Green, with the goal of uniting its...

‘I’m happy and grateful to be alive’ – Luke Edwards on...

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When crisis strikes on tour, experienced production designers like Luke Edwards can typically troubleshoot most problems and come up with a swift solution. On...

DiGiCo goes live from the Barbican

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Presenting socially distanced and reduced-audience experiences, livestreamed directly into the comfort of your home, London’s Barbican – considered one of the UK’s go-to live...

A social network for production professionals: Entourage Pro

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Throughout the lockdown, within a corner of social media populated by industry types, it was hard to miss the various posts from Entourage Pro...

A pro audio roundtable recapping the 2021 festival season

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Back in early 2021, it seemed unlikely we’d see any outdoor events at all, either in the UK, Europe, or the US. Indeed, many...

Viva La Visa highlights the state of play for touring visas

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Viva La Visa (VLV) is, as the name suggests, a visa specialist company, which serves the entertainment industry, in particular live music, theatre, fashion,...

‘We’ve got more history to make’ – Royal Albert Hall at...

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All venues, from grassroots to cultural institutions like Royal Albert Hall, have suffered from the grounding of live events in March 2020. Considered by...

Live music sector commits to reaching net zero by 2030

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The UK’s live music sector has launched a sweeping industry campaign to deliver climate action, setting out its commitment to reach net zero carbon...

A greener way of touring

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Striving to calculate greener conventions and a direction of responsibility, Tour Production Group (TPG) joined forces with Kilimanjaro Live, AEG Presents, Raw Power Management...

Dom Harter reflects on the Martin Audio’s 50-year legacy

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“The first time I came across Martin Audio was back in 1996 while studying at Keele University,” reminisced Martin Audio Managing Director, Dom Harter....

PSA and Gallowglass Detail Crew Shortages

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As the UK-based live events sector slowly begins to return to normality – with music festivals, exhibitions and conferences welcoming in-person audiences for the...

Preparing the Next-Generation: Spartan Crew

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There are few companies from the world of live events that have not diversified their business models since the emergence of COVID-19. Spartan Crew...

Hologramica: Another Paintbrush at a Show Designer’s Disposal

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Known by many in the live events industry as the person responsible for creating the aesthetic for Robbie Williams’ live performances in the ’90s...