Maverick and Strike Fixtures Add Impact To Gentse Feesten
The annual 10 day Gentse Feesten is a go-to event for Northern European music lovers. Shining brightly against the city’s beautiful gothic architecture was the festival’s Sint-Baafsplein square
stage. Vince de Schinckel brought one of the festival’s largest stage to glittering life with help from eight STRIKE 1, 20 Maverick MK2 Wash, and 16 Maverick MK2 Spot fixtures
from CHAUVET Professional, supplied by Belgian rental specialists Euro PA.
To provide the main visual support to the bands on stage, de Schinckel relied upon a combination of Maverick MK2 Wash and MK2 Spot fixtures. de Schinckel positioned the wash fixtures above the stage on truss to provide concentrated wash lighting across the entire stage area below. “The combination of the Maverick MK2 Spot and Wash is an extremely powerful one,” commented de Schinckel.
“The output of both fixtures is very strong. The spot and wash combination gave me a whole array of looks to play with. And thanks to the various gobo and prism effects of the spots, we had some great visual tools at our disposal to create an intense atmosphere worthy of any festival main stage!” Schinckel’s lighting arsenal also included 24 Intimidator Hybrid 140SR fixtures from CHAUVET DJ. Chosen for their impressive size to output ration, these fixtures were flown from overhead stage truss. In addition to the powerful 140W discharge source, the fixture’s ability to morph effortlessly between spot, beam and wash with a number of standard effects such as rotating gobos and multifacet prisms gave de Schinckel a further tool to shape the atmosphere of the various performances. “The great thing about specifying Intimidators on an event like the Gentse Feesten is that they don’t take up too much space at all,” said de Schinckel.
“Despite their compact size, they’re able to outshine many larger fixtures, and their versatility is second to none. As a result, the Intimidators were specified for a whole range of purposes to fill in the blanks on stage.”