ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – The summer of festivals continues for Bandit Lites with LouFest, St. Louis’s two day music festival. With record breaking attendance of 25,000 both days, and a lineup that included Hozier, The Avett Brothers, Ludacris, Young the Giant, Umphrey’s McGee and Billy Idol, LouFest continued its rise as one of the can’t miss weekends in live music.
Bandit Lites worked with design firm 3SRcreative to provide the festival lighting for all four stages including the main stage which consisted of a Tyler Truss rig containing VL 3000 Spots, VL 3500 Spots, VL 3500 Washes, Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes, Thomas 8 Lite Moles and Clay Paky Sharpys in groups of four.
“The Clay Paky Sharpy groups served as intelligent ACL bars in a way, but provided great eye-candy with their tight beam and high illumination output,” said Carter Harris, one of Bandit’s Crew Chief at LouFest.
For the midstage and upstage truss, Bandit provided VL 3000 Spots and VL 3500 Washes to give large beam looks, while Martin Atomic 3000 Strobes were utilized by all genre of acts, ranging from electronica to folk bands. Additionally, each truss had a minimum of four Thomas 8 Lite Moles staggered throughout the truss providing excellent audience lighting and dimmer chases.
“The downstage truss was a mixture of VL 3500 Spots and VL 3500 Washes,” said Carter Harris, Bandit’s crew chief. “The VL 3500 Spots shutter function allowed each lighting director to key light each member of a band while using the VL 3500 Washes for a nice stage wash.”
Bandit crew for the event included James Greenawalt, Carter Harris, Andrew Heid, Teresa Porterfield-Fensler, Aaron Walchli, Daniel Rehbein, Cody Stoltz, Shane Harrington and Hap Prater.
About Bandit Lites, Inc.
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace. From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.