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Colour Sound Experiment Bestival, Isle of Wight


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Bestival is one of the UK’s most eclectic celebrations of art, entertainment and live music. The festival houses a number of different spaces, from psycho-chic afternoon teas, to Bollywood, wooded grottos, dance environments and a diverse main stage line up all held in the fabulous grounds of Robin Hill Country Park, curated by BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank. Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) were chosen to supply the lighting to the main stage and four other areas of the festival - Swamp Shack, Wishing Tree, Rizla and The Production Office. It was the second year that CSE has supplied equipment to the main stage at Bestival, after being brought onboard in 2010 by the LarMac LIVE production management team led by Jo MacKay on behalf of festival organisers, Loudsound Events.


For the main stage, The Colour Sound


crew flew five trusses below the main stage structure supplied by Star Events, and onto these were hung Clay Paky Alpha Spot 1500 HPE, Martin Professional MAC 250 Beam and Robe ColorWash 700E AT


the Bestival


UK based lighting rental specialists Colour Sound Experiement illuminate this years festival at the Isle of Wight.


moving lights, 20 of each type, together with 40 x active SunStrips, Molefeys, strobes, PARs and Source Four profiles. Two control options were provided - a Road Hog Full Boar and a Chamsys MagicQ 300 (with Pendulum & The Cure bringing in their own). Colour Sound's Dave Kyle ensured that everything ran smoothly and beautifully throughout the festival at FOH, with Stuart Picton and Marc Callaghan looking after everything onstage.


“Once again Bestival was hugely enjoyable for us to work on. It is a completely different vibe to other festivals, and has retained the friendly and accessible atmosphere that we all love, as well as expanding and being massively successful due to great management and organisation" explains Colour Sound's Haydn Cruickshank. This year the site build challenges were exacerbated by the need to close on the Tuesday due to high winds, meaning an intense time for the technical and other departments to make up the time and have all the public areas delivered and ready to rock for Friday's opening.


Contact


CSE T: 020 8965 9119 W: www.coloursound.co.uk


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