PRG supports record-breaking Vasco Rossi concert with video technology


On Saturday July 1st, a massive crowd travelled to the little Italian town of Modena. No less than 225.000 fans attended the Vasco Rossi concert in Modena Park last weekend. Never before, a one time concert has sold as many tickets!

The event of an unprecedented scale was coproduced by Big Bang and Live Nation Italy. Danilo Zuffi (Live Nation) contacted PRG Account Manager Wim Despiegelaere to develop the whole video production for the 120 meter large stage.

In collaboration with Tom Bilsen from StageCo, we developed custom made porches with video screens according the design of Show designer Claudio Santucci. PRG installed 4 automated porches each connected to a video screen of 15 meters height by 9 meters width. Between these, we built a large central screen on the stage of 18 meters width and 15 meters height. In addition to these we also provided 3 delay screens of 80 sqm each. All the screens were built out of see-trough 8mm pixel pitch LED. The porches were connected to 2 rails of 120 meters length to cover the whole of the stage. The proches - including the LED screens, the power generators that ran alongside and the lighting fixtures - weighed about 25 tonnes.

Watch the video-slider of the Vasco Rossi Concert 2017!

Vincent Ex (Project Coordinator PRG & StageCo) collaborated with Yves Winand (Production Manager video PRG) in order to guarantee a flawless functioning of the whole set. A d3 was used as media server , controlled by Nicholas di Fonzo and Marco Piva. The system was a 4x4 pro machine sending out not less than 14 feeds to the LED screens and a second 4x4 pro as understudy for full redundancy. Notch was used intensively to manipulate the 4 live feeds for realizing impressive real time effects.

Account Manager Wim Despiegelaere would like to thank Live Nation Italy for their trust in PRG and the opportunity they gave us to be a part of this gigantic project. Wim travelled to the show in Modena on the 1st of July. Take a look at the pictures he made!

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