On New Year’s Eve there was no doubt that everyone was ready to bid farewell to a very bad year. But one legendary rock band was prepared to KISS 2020 Goodbye in spectacular fashion – with a live Pay‐Per‐View concert from Atlantis the Palm in Dubai. A large complement of Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius Unico fixtures from technical supplier PRG helped to illuminate the expansive venue. The concert was designed by Sean Hackett (aka Motley) from the KISS production team. PRG was tasked with providing the A and B rigs to fill the stage and create the architectural lighting for Atlantis The Palm that highlighted building features and set the scene for the mammoth show to come. Lighting Designer Marcell Wahl of HOD Lighting lit the hotel’s grand arch and eight turrets and washed the resort with color. Martin Smit, who headed the lighting team, used 60 Claypaky Scenius Unicos to frame and project artwork onto the building. He also placed Unicos in the swimming pool in front of the stage to additionally wash the hotel. For the concert itself 50 Mythos 2 were mounted on the upstage vertical truss. “The stage had to be lit for broadcast and for the audience on their balconies 200 meters away,” says Wahl. The Mythos were specified by Lighting Designer Sean Hackett to deliver just that. “He wanted a fixture with a solid beam, which could be used to wash the stage with a breakout gobo from the back creating more depth in the stage and providing more effects for certain songs,” Wahl explains.
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