eclipse Shine Through the Storm at RedFestDXB

Photo: RedFestDXB

eclipse Staging Services and Stage FX supplied a line-up of technical equipment fit for the fourth edition of RedFestDXB, one of Dubai’s annual outdoor music festivals, taking place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

In addition to the precautions made for the build schedule, eclipse’s HSE Manager Manu Abraham and Project Manager Tom Warneke created a comprehensive wind management plan, specific to the event, its equipment and personnel. In the event of turbulent wind and rain, the plan detailed the absolute maximum conditions the entire set-up could withstand and what to do in the case of an emergency.

eclipse’s power department provided three 350kVA synchronised generators for the stage power, two 200kVA’s and one 500kVA for the site power which powered the F&B stands, the VIP grandstand and the various activations around the venue.

Following a storm that resulted in the LED screen being damaged beyond repair, an emergency 9mm LED screen was prepared along with two new IMAG screens and the re-routing of all the video and playback control to the new configuration.

eclipse’s video department supplied a USC made up of 5 x 4.2 x 7.2m hangs with a 1.2 x 13.8m banner behind the backline, all made of 9mm LED screen. The USC was driven by a main and backup Green Hippo TAIGA V4 media server using the video mapper component to deal with the separate hangs. A five-camera production unit including a Jib Cam for a live feed to the IMAGs was also provided.

The audio crew deployed a sound system made up of 32 J-Series for the main system, 16 J-Subs and six J-Infras for the ground based sub array, eight V-Series for the side fill, six D80 touring racks and six D80 individual amps, with three Lake LM44 processors, two Cisco switches and two d&b DS10 network bridges for AES digital PA feeds.

Stage FX provided a range of their special effects equipment, including several of their MagicFX Co2 Jets and flame machines, with all of their cues being controlled from a Chamsys MagicQ MQ80 desk.

RedFestDXB was staged on 2nd-3rd February.