A 10 metre diameter circular stage in the middle of the room was the central point, with 150 tables arranged in concentric circles radiating outwards to the edges of the room. Above the stage was a cylindrical projection screen rigged by the dbnAudile crew on a 10 metre circular truss.
A 9 metre truss was flown inside of this providing stage lighting positions. Further out in the room were 2 more circular trusses measuring 21 and 38 metres. These, together with straight trusses above an entertainment stage at one end of the room, were used for lighting, video projection and PA positions.
Another truss ran around the complete perimeter of the space, hung with a fibre optic starcloth.
Robinson’s lighting rig had to illuminate the room generally and highlight the Awards action on the central stage and the live performances on the end stage. He used 60 Clay Paky Alpha Series moving lights in total, a mix of 24 Alpha Spot 575s over the central stage and Alpha Beam 300s, Alpha Spot 1200s and Alpha Wash 575s for the end stage and main space.
Studio Due CS4 bars were used at the back of the end stage, which also featured an 18 metre rear cyc lit with ChromaQ ColorBlock 2 LED fixtures.
A host of Source Four Profiles and ADB fresnels were dotted all over the room, and each of the 150 tables was individually lit with a single Source Four PAR.
The starcloth was fed by Martin QFX fibre optic sources, enabling spectacular colour changes. The Co-Op has recently merged with Somerfield’s, so they were also able to do combinations and different looks mixing their respective corporate colours of blue and green.
All lighting in the main area was controlled via a Jands Vista T2 console, operated by Andy Kennett.