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ADLIB Supplies Lighting to Clumber Festival

ADLIB's lighting division supplied a full lighting rig and crew for the first time to the Clumber Park Music Festival in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, as their busy Summer festival period continued apace.

Clumber's three diverse nights of entertainment for all ages and musical tastes - included 'Pop Party In the Park' on Friday, headlined by N-Dubz also with sets by The Wanted, Chipmunk, Aggro Santos and Parade. It continued on the Saturday with a 'flashback' night featuring some of the best loved sounds of the 1980s with live performances by The Human League, Level 42, Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw and Toyah. On Sunday, there was a concert by classical crossover singer Katherine Jenkins backed by the National Symphony Orchestra, with special Guest Wynn Evans.

ADLIB's Peter Abraham project managed, commenting, "It is always exciting working on new projects and rising to their challenges and demands. We had worked with production manager David Walker-Collins already so we were on the same page, he's so easy going, relaxed and meticulous too. Everyone involved in the Clumber festival was a joy to work with, we all enjoyed the experience, especially the crew whose working environment included amazing weather and a lovely setting. They returned looking like they'd had a holiday!"

The lighting was designed by Mark Wheatley, who has been involved with the Festival for several years.

The staging company hung four straight trusses below their 18 metre dome roofing structure onto which ADLIB rigged their lights.

Supplied - to Wheatley's spec - were 12 Martin Professional MAC 700 Spot moving lights and 12 x MAC 301 LED wash lights. along with 12 ETC Source Four Zooms, two 8-lite Moles, four 4-way linear Moles, 8 bars of ACLs, six bars of 6 PARs, six Atomic strobes and four 20 inch mirror balls, which were rigged for Katherine Jenkins on the last night, all with a Pearl Expert console for control.

The key element to the design was having a lighting scheme that worked for the variety of acts appearing, ensuring that each of them had an individual look and feel for their performance.

The floor was kept clear apart from 8 loose PARs which could be deployed as and when needed.

ADLIB's crew of Andy Rowe and Charlie Rushton soaked up the atmosphere & sunshine and have even put themselves to the top of the list to work on the gig again if the opportunity arises next year!

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