PlatformZA is an ambitious new just-launched digital pay-per-view media channel which was germinated during the first Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa.
Robe moving lights were all over the rig designed by Ryan Lombard, H.O.D of show lighting for lighting suppliers Blond Productions, for the latest series of popular Afrikaans language music quiz “Noot vir Noot” which is broadcast on South Africa’s SABC2 channel.
Pop-rock singer / songwriter Andres Cepeda is one of Colombia’s most popular artists, loved for his multi-genre repertoire, humour and dynamic style. He recently played a month of sold-out shows at the 1300 capacity Teatro Major Julio Mario Santo Domingo in the north of Bogota.
The 2019 season of The Voice South Africa saw technical supplier Multi-Media and production manager Chris de Lancey ask lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier onboard to help the team deliver another amazing-looking show … which Josh accomplished with some help from a large Robe moving light rig – nearly 150 fixtures!
“The power of our diversity unites us” screamed the headers emblazoning the Main Stage at Budapest’s fabulous Sziget Festival, which saw another amazing lineup including Martin Garrix, The 1975, Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran amongst many others thrilling up to 80,000 fans a day for 7 days … there and across the other performance stages and activities all over this beautiful island site.
Celebrity endorsement is something most brands dream about, and some pay massively for … BUT when South Africa’s foremost and hugely popular rock band Prime Circle decided to actually invest in Robe moving lights ... it took the concept to a completely different level!
“In Die Kollig” (Afrikaans for ‘In the Spotlight’) is a brand-new TV music show in South Africa produced by one of the country’s most famous TV personalities, singer and entertainer Johan Stemmet, recently broadcast on SABC 2.
Production designer and technical director, Micky Lehr and his team from Eventplus wanted to make a truly spectacular impression for everyone at the 2018 Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), so they combined the best Namibian talent and resources, supplemented with some hand-picked regular collaborators from neighbouring South Africa … and an impressive mix of ideas and imagination to ensure a show-stopping event.
A team from innovative Netherlands-based show and design practice Live Legends including creative director Daan Oomen and lighting designer Jeffrey Goes, has delivered a stunning production design and complete visual environment for the brand new Beijing superclub, One Third.
Robe was the moving light of choice for the second season of The Voice South Africa. Multi-Media were again appointed as technical production company by TV producers AMPN, with Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier once again appointed as lighting designer.
The fifteenth edition of the annual Las Lunas Del Auditorio – the Mexican live performance and music industry's most prestigious awards – was staged at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, a glittering, star-studded event honouring national and international talent with 23 awards and nine dynamic live artist collaborations.
Cape Town nightlife recently received a boost with new club The Bank opening just before Christmas, operating three days a week out of the beautiful art deco QV54 (54 Queen Victoria Street) building in downtown Cape Town. The lounge style environment – with comfortable, sociable seating areas and strategically placed dancing surfaces rather than a central dancefloor is attracting an enthusiastic hip, young crowd playing a mix of hip hop Caribbean, Miami and deep house.
Robe was once again a major sponsor of the TPi Awards, supplying nearly 300 lighting fixtures to the prestigious 2016 event. Produced by TPi Magazine, part of Mondiale Publishing Ltd, this year's show - and the event’s 15th birthday - was production managed by Ryan Esson alongside production assistant Daniel Jones.
When it came to specifying lighting for the brand new 3,000 capacity auditorium at Rivers Church’s Sandton Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, technical manager Ed Helliwell decided that Robe moving lights were the way to go!
Meskie Granie is a festival tour that showcases the music of some of the most inventive, interesting and experimental Polish alt rock and electronic artists ‘of the moment’. This year the six date tour headlined by the 2015 Męskie Granie Orchestra and featuring a different supporting line-up in each city, culminated in Zywiec where it was enjoyed by over 10,000 live audience and streamed over the internet to a further 265,000 fans.
Robe was right at the centre of the buzz at the 2015 Mediatech Africa expo in Johannesburg last week, taking their own stand space for the first time alongside that of distributor DWR, one of South Africa’s leading lighting sales companies.
Lars Bakke and the sales team from Robe’s Norwegian distributor Norsk Sceneteknikk based in Spydeberg, seized the opportunity to actively support local prog-rock band Sørgekåpe with additional lighting … when lead singer Kim Lunde started working with them about a year ago.
Robe made a big impact at the 2015 Sound Check Xpo in Mexico City working closely with its Mexican distributor Vari Internacional, who this year swapped the space they had occupied in recent years for a larger, more visible booth in Olmeca III, an environment offering full control over surrounding noise, ambient lighting, etc.
Robe enjoyed another mega busy and successful Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt, Germany, with the launch of 10 new products and four hyperactive days on the booth in Hall 11 at the Messe exhibition centre.
The Ultimate X festival was staged for the first time this year at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa’s GrandWest Casino, two days of adrenaline-fuelled, gravity-challenging, hi-energy stunts encompassing three breath-taking xtreme sport disciplines - FMX (freestyle motocross), BMX (bicycle motocross) and skateboarding - featuring the best athletes from around the globe.
Energy levels were pumped and spirits high on the Robe Lighting booth throughout the 2014 LDI Expo in Las Vegas - the US’s premier trade show for entertainment technology lighting and visuals - which saw three days of constant activity, high quality visitors and great interest in all the new products, especially the new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) – shown for the first time at a US trade show.
Robe Lighting Inc. will once again exhibit at LDI on November 21-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With an elegant booth design and exciting new products including the recently-launched BMFL Spot, the LDI exhibition is the grand finale of Robe’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
Robe Lighting enjoyed its biggest, busiest and best PLASA expo to date over four days at London’s ExCeL Centre and also won its fourth PLASA Innovation Award for its new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) high powered signature product.
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