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.

Featured Products…

Axcor Profile 400

Axcor Profile 400

With the AXCOR PROFILE 400, Claypaky has revolutionized the medium power market, by offering a light which is able to pack all the most advanced lighting, mechanical and electronic features into an extraordinarily compact body: less than 65 cm high!

The Axcor Profile 400 comes in two models:

  • Axcor Profile 400 (CLPLED400): a 16,000 lm, 6500 K, CRI=70 model
  • Axcor Profile 400 HC (CLPLED401): a 12,000 lm, 5600 K CRI=90 model

Mythos 2

Mythos 2 is an exceptional spotlight using the new Osram Sirius HRI 440W lamp, which produces a large light beam, featuring a zoom that ranges from 4° to 50° (1:12 ratio).

It is a highly advanced form of hybrid light, which ensures the extraordinary performances that have made the success of MYTHOS worldwide.

DreamPIX Strip

DreamPIX Strip

The DREAMPIX STRIP brings your ideas to light with a pixel mappable surface powered by an easy-to-use ArtNet interface that works flawlessly with popular industry-standard pixel mapping tools.

Sharpy with lamp

Sharpy with lamp

Sharpy is a 189W moving beam light with an unprecedented brightness usually achievable only with far greater wattages.

MA onPC Command Wing

The MA onPC command wing paves the way for mobile use of the highly flexible and powerful grandMA2 control system. In combination with the free of charge grandMA2 onPC software, the MA onPC command wing is a portable 2,048 parameter control solution that can be used in nearly any location – and all for an affordable price! It offers two built-in DMX ports as well as the possibility to send two additional DMX universes via Ethernet protocols with grandMA2 onPC.



The MAC Aura XB takes an award-winning, innovative, compact LED wash light to the next level, incorporating many new features first introduced with the MAC Quantum Wash™.