PRG UK supported All Points East 2019 from the 24th of May to the 2nd of June for another incredible year to provide its technical services on all four stages for the first time, since the festival debuted. The new annual music event attracted around 62,000 festival-goers who gathered in London’s Victoria Park to be entertained by a diverse selection of both popular, established and emerging artists.
Behind the scenes of the upper tier lighting & rigging tted on the North East Stage. Photo credit: Aanand Ewins
Despite there being so many established and emerging artists to accommodate, the LarMac production team, artist management and our in-house LD Chris Scott collaborated to devise the full house lighting rigs for both the North and East stages that met all artistic requests. PRG’s Senior Account Manager Paul McCauley and Project Manager Ian Jones supervised the video rigging on the North, East, West and X stages.
The Main Stage - APE Festival 2019 - Friday 5th July Photo credit: Aanand Ewins
The lighting rig for the Main stage consisted of PRG Best Boy Hp’s, Varilite 3500 washes, PRG Icon Beams, Solaris Flare Jrs and a selection of Molefay fixtures. Various 250kg exe, 500kg exe, 1t exe and 2t Hoists were provided for lighting, video and audio to assist visiting artists. PRG Ground Control Bad Boys were used for followspots on stage to save putting standard Followspot towers in the air allowing the crew to control the Followspots from the FOH station. In terms of the video equipment used on the main stage, PRG supplied Mc-7 imag screens, CB5 onstage screens, Barco e2 screen management, Sony hxc camera chains and Ross carbonite PPUs.
The Chemical Brothers performing at All Points East festival 2019, performing on the Main stage.
The highlight fixtures on the North stage included of Clay Paky Mythos, Martin Viper Washes DX, SGM Q7s and Molefays. Several PRG Best Boy Hps were also fitted into the rig, to provide key lighting to the stage. Regarding the video solutions provided on North stage, the rig consisted of Cb5 imag screens, Cb5 on-stage screens (for Primal Scream) and Cb5 cinema screens (for Midweek). Also included were Sony hxc camera chains and Panasonic 450 PPUs to complete the full video system.The additional video technology provided on the West stage consisted of Cb5 upstage walls, a Barco e2 screen management along with a Resolume media server. Over on the X stage, the rig contained several Revolution Blade video strips and also a Resolume media server, for content playback.
PRG is one of the most recognised providers for delivering outstanding, world-class technical services for music festivals on an international scale. Our expert team worked tirelessly during the build days to meticulously construct the rigs across all stages while ensuring that there were no technical difficulties with the lighting and video systems supplied throughout the entire festival weekend.
The Grand MA2 console used to control the main stage lighting system in FOH at APE. Photo credit: Aanand Ewins.
Speaking about PRG’s involvement with APE, Paul McCauley (Senior Account Manager) stated: “It was a pleasure working with LarMac Live again, but equally in being part of the first ever APE shows across both weekends. A new festival is always a challenge for the crew, but was very happy to deliver video requirements across 4 of the festival’s stages.”
PRG is a leading international full-service provider of technical expertise and equipment for corporate and special events, music touring and festivals, theatre and the arts, exhibitions, brand activations, and film and television productions. To find out more about what we could do for your next event, get in touch at prg.com/uk