The main stage featured 200 lighting fixtures, including High End Systems Solaframe 3000 fixtures, Claypaky Mythos 2, Claypaky B-EYE K20, Claypaky Sharpys, Elation SIXBAR 1000 IP, and Elation CuePix WW2 Blinders along with four Lyican M2 long throw spots and two MA Lighting grandMA2 Full consoles at the front of house.
“The weather played ball with us all through the weekend," says Bandit’s production manager Dizzy Gosnell. "Our OTC weather protection on the exposed trusses on the mainstage didn’t even get a tryout, and the fact that more manufacturers are coming out with a greater range of IP rated fixtures really gave us a lot more options for outdoor shows without resorting to bubbles, domes and mushrooms."
At the Surf Stage, Gosnell took inspiration from the Gulf Shores, creating a lighting design reminiscent of the waves nearby. “With the stages mere feet away from the 80-degree waters of the Gulf, having a lighting system celebrated that seemed the right choice,” he adds. The design utilized High End Solaframe 3000, Claypaky B-EYE K20 fixtures, Robe Robin Pointes, Elation WW2, Martin by Harman Atomic 3000, and Chauvet Professional ColorDash 12 units to outline the top of the "waves.”
Bandit also provided festival support for the sets of Travis Scott, The 1975, Kygo, and Vampire Weekend. Additional support came from Bandit project manager Gene Brian, masterminding the preps for both stages’ systems with an onsite crew of Andy French, Steve Comer, Jonathan ‘Kooz’ Cousineau, Erich Hudgens, Alexandra Gagnon, Vanessa Tuttoilmondo, Scott Sepe, and Chase Strickland.
“Hadden Hippsley’s Lambda Productions team of Joe Gordon, John Monroe, and Kat Harris make everything run so smoothly onsite,” concludes Gosnell. “It was a success all around.”