During June, Sydney Solstice brought the city’s streets back to life with a two-week celebration of Sydney’s vibrant food, beverage, art, creative industries and Sydney’s night-time economy in the lead up to the longest night of the year.
The heritage Locomotive Street in South Eveleigh was transformed into a festival of free and ticketed events for all ages, fusing performance, food and drink, art installations and music. The 139-year-old space became a live music venue for all to enjoy before it is set to be converted into a permanent new retail precinct.
Lighting designer Peter Rubie designed a rig that contained a mixture of hybrids, strobes and moving LED washes. Amongst the gear were quite a few products from Show Technology!
For backlight upstage there were five Claypaky Axcor Profile 400 with eleven Claypaky Mythos 2 upstage and midstage. The downstage truss held six Claypaky Sharpy, four Nitec LED Duet and a single Mythos 2 in the middle. Out front was a truss of six Martin MAC Encore Performance WRM fixtures along with six Nitec LED Duet. At front of house, behind the operators were five MAC Encore Performance CLD hung from a 4m truss arch.
The floor package included six towers of LED battens topped with a couple of Nitec LED Duets and also eight Martin MAC Aura XB washes.
Adding extra sizzle to the stage were 41 ShowPRO DreamPix Strips attached to the stage frame and front edge.
Peter ran the show on an MA Lighting MA2 full-size console with an MA onPC wing for backup.
Alfred were the event producers and Intense Lighting supplied the rig.