Siyan deploys Martin by Harman fixtures at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Siyan provides substantial quantities of Martin by Harman fixtures, including MAC Aura PXL and VDO Atomic Dots for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Staged at Coventry’s War Memorial Park from 27 to 29 May 2022, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend featured artists including Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Sam Fender, Harry Styles, George Ezra, Foals, Disclosure and many more.

Siyan deployed 48 Martin MAC Aura PXL washes and 23 MAC Viper Profiles on the main stage; 60 VDO Atomic Dot WRM on the BBC Music Introducing stage, and 36 MAC Aura XBs on the Future Sounds stage.

Siyan’s Project Manager for the event was Steve Finch, with Ben Inskip operating as a main stage designer. “We chose the PXL because they are a great versatile, lightweight punchy fixture with added twinkle for creative looks. And as for the Aura XB’s, what can we say – a great industry standard. The VDO Atomic Dots were also specified for their great versatility, for certain looks, and the ease at which they can be configured on site. We can use up to 10 in a line. They can be used as a blinder on one song, eye candy on the next,” Finch commented.

MAC Aura PXL and VDO Atomic Dot form part of Martin’s latest generation of creative LED fixtures. Martin MAC Aura PXL is bigger and brighter than the MAC Aura, and the first wash light to feature individual pixel control for its 19 main beam pixels and 141 Aura backlight pixels. The VDO Atomic Dot is a super-versatile hybrid lighting and video fixture, acting as a small spotlight with video-controlled Aura backlight and a bright blinder/strobe dot all in one fixture.

Siyan’s Martin rental inventory has expanded with the addition of more MAC Aura PXL and VDO Fatron, with all equipment supplied by Martin UK distributor Sound Technology