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Slager Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium

The 2011 Slager Festival was staged in the Expo Hall in Kortrijk, Belgium with lighting designed by Pieter Vermeersch, based around 24 x Robe ROBIN 600 Spots, 16 x ColorWash 575E ATs and 4 x ColorSpot 1200E ATs which was supplied by 4U-Renting based in Zwevegem.

The very popular one day festival features Flemish folk music from multiple artists attended by 4000 people.

 4U-Renting first bought Robe moving lights in 2006 and have been using them constantly for a wide selection of shows and events ever since.

 Vermeersch comments “Robe has proved the most reliable moving light I have ever used!” which is ideal for a hire company, and apart from being excellent rental items, he also finds them great for all his creative requirements.

 Lighting for the 20 metre wide stage at Slager Festival was rigged onto a large ground support system with a continuous curved truss around the back and the sides of the stage. The Robes were dotted all over this curved truss, with Color Washes around the top of the structure, and the ColorSpots and ROBIN 600 Spots at different heights on the legs. The aim was to get a good spread of wash lighting across the stage and some dynamic 'scene changing' back-lighting.

 They were the main effects and general wash lights of the show and allowed Vermeersch to produce a great selection of different looks and visual environments for the line up of artists, giving each effectively their own lightshow.

 Other lighting and visual elements on the event included LED screens, blinders and SunStrips. Fresnels which were instrumental in key lighting certain areas on the stage, and all of these and the Robes were controlled from a Chamsys MagicQ console, operated by Gert Masshelein.

 Vermeersch was very happy with the ROBIN 600s which are a new addition to 4U-Renting's hire stock, and in particular with the brightness and the speed and easy functionality of the unit's many features.