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The annual 10-day Gentse Feesten festival came to life this year with a lighting rig of eight STRIKE 1, 20 Maverick MK2 Wash, and 16 Maverick MK2 Spot fixtures from CHAUVET Professional, supplied by Belgian rental specialists Euro PA. 

 Vince de Schinckel designed the lighting layout, which featured 230-watt single source STRIKE 1 fixtures.

  “After having a great experience with the STRIKE 4 on last year’s festival, I was excited to try out the single source STRIKE 1,” he said. “The visual impression created by the STRIKE 1 was incredible. Not only was I able to illuminate the whole square and surrounding buildings in blinder mode, I was able to create subtle eye candy wash effects thanks to the warm tungsten emulating dimming curve.”

De Schinckel positioned Maverick MK2 Wash and MK2 Spot fixtures above the stage to provide concentrated wash lighting across the entire stage area below.  

“The combination of the Maverick MK2 Spot and Wash is an extremely powerful one,” commented de Schinckel. “The output of both fixtures is very strong. The spot and wash combination gave me a whole array of looks to play with. And thanks to the various gobo and prism effects of the spots, we had some great visual tools at our disposal to create an intense atmosphere worthy of any festival main stage!” 

The lighting setup also included 24 Intimidator Hybrid 140SR fixtures from CHAUVET DJ, which were chosen for their impressive size to output ration. 

“The great thing about specifying Intimidators on an event like the Gentse Feesten is that they don’t take up too much space at all,” said de Schinckel. “Despite their compact size, they’re able to outshine many larger fixtures, and their versatility is second to none. As a result, the Intimidators were specified for a whole range of purposes to fill in the blanks on stage. The historic Sint-Baafsplein square is a formidable setting in itself,” said de Schinckel. “Thanks to the CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ fixtures, however, we were able to ensure that all eyes were firmly transfixed on the energetic visuals during the various performances throughout the full 10 days. And I’m happy to say that the fixtures didn’t miss a beat.”

 


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