GLP Lights Up Rock In Rio Fest

With crowds of up to 350,000 people swarming Lisbon’s Parque da Bela Vista for the Rock in Rio festival, German lighting company bright! GmbH had to be sure the main Palco Stage could support the performances of headlining acts The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age.
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Libson, Portugal (November 20, 2014)—With crowds of up to 350,000 people swarming Lisbon’s Parque da Bela Vista for the Rock in Rio festival, German lighting company bright! GmbH had to be sure the main Palco Stage could support the performances of headlining acts The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age.

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Bright! opted for a set up of 120 German Light Products (GLP) impression X4 LED heads for the main stage. “We used all the X4 to bring the metal stage structure to life — something we had done with the Impression 90 before. It really highlighted the façade,” explained Thomas Giegerich, head of the company. “They are rugged, produce very good colors and are extremely fast,” he said.

Founded by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina, Rock in Rio is a series of festivals that take place in Rio (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal) and Madrid (Spain). It had been his decision to move the event to Lisbon in 2004 before it returned to its original location, Rio de Janeiro, with a new line-up in 2011 (which also saw bright! handle the lighting design).

Working this year alongside Gabisom, who provided the sound, Thomas Giegerich and co-LD Tobias ‘Toto’ Bröcking designed all the lighting and video sets (assisted by WYSIWYG specialist Matthias Reuhl).

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