Las Vegas, NV
Dominating what is officially the largest stage ever constructed in the U.S., AG Light and Sound provided an astonishing 430 Eurolite Performance Clusters (PMC 16x30s) to the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), the huge electronic music festival taking over Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23. Deployed on the Steve Lieberman-designed Kinetic Field (the main stage), the PMC 16x30s represent fully 20% of the staggering 2,000+ fixtures used on the stage, which requires over 2 million watts of power. This is a testament to the growing popularity of the Eurolite standout, which has become the best-selling 4x4 in the world.
You could find Eurolite fixtures hard at work elsewhere on EDC's 7 elaborate stages as well. In addition to the massive amount of Eurolite PMC-16s on the main stage, Eurolite's 2x100 Chip On Board (COB) audience blinders were deployed to stagger this massive outdoor audience. With no lamps to buy, and no dimmer racks or extra cables, the Eurolite 100-watt COB LED blinders are quickly becoming a staple of the festival scene. Dozens of Eurolite STP-10s, were featured on the Circuit Grounds and Cosmic Meadow stages. Lighting Director Patrick Dierson dazzled the Electric Dance Music (EDM) faithful with STP's arranged in a diamond shape, evocative of the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on the Circuit Grounds Stage.
The producers went to great lengths to keep details of the $35 million production under wraps, which only fueled the hype surrounding the event, now enjoying its third year in Las Vegas. 200 acts, 7 stages, and 345,000 fans, coming from all 50 states and 46 countries - all guarantee this is an EDM event that will not soon be forgotten. The lineup is legendary: from Avicii to Kaskade, from Tiesto to Afrojack, virtually every big name in the industry is calling Vegas home, and EDM fans couldn't be happier about it.
Entertaining a third of a million people is no small feat, and the organizers of EDC, Insomniac Events, spared no expense. Kinetic Field alone required more scaffolding (46 trucks worth) for it's construction than was used in the repair of the Statue of Liberty, and the stage is an incredible 480 feet wide. The main stage contained over 335 tons of scaffolding and structures and 1,968,000 lbs of ballast. If you laid all of the scaffolding used for the main stage end to end, it would span over 50 miles!
A brilliantly colorful fantasyscape of towering mushrooms and desert blossoms, the stage features an enormous owl at its center with video screens for eyes, cleverly designed to close its wings around the DJ booth between sets. The Eurolite PMC-16s was also used as uplights on the many scenic elements. The stage is a radical departure from screen-focused stages, presenting an organic and refreshing design that is sure to influence future events. In fact, almost all of the stage designs are new at EDC this year.
The Eurolite line is handled exclusively by Inner Circle Distribution, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
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