Over 20 hugely talented artists ientertained 75,000 music fans all helping Fire Fight Australia raise over A$10 Million for bush fire relief during an emotionally charged, high energy day of performance at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Dave Jackson, Jeff Pavey and a crew from Queensland and New South Wales-based rental specialists Creative Productions were extremely proud to provide the lighting which included nearly 130 Robe moving lights including BMFL Spots, Blades and WashBeams and Spiider LED wash beams. Queen + Adam Lambert played the stadium the night before … utilizing the same roof but with their own production lighting rig, so that was completely stripped out before Dave, Jeff and their crew of 8 could start their build at 4 a.m. – to hand over for a show-start 8 hours later.
Creative Productions donated the entire lighting rig plus all the preparation expenses and crew wages for this landmark occasion after they were contacted by Colin Skals of promoters TEG DAINTY who organised the event for Fire Fight Australia. The only essential brief that they received on lighting was that there would be a large upstage LED screen plus left and right IMAGs … so this plus the fact it was in a stadium and had to be available from rental stock during an already busy period … Led to Dave’s choice of Robe BMFLs as the main workhorse lights on the rig. “I needed something with serious punch,” he commented, “not just because it was a stadium show, but also for the daytime filming,” which covered most of the artists. Creative Productions owns over 300 Robe moving lights and has been investing steadily in the brand over the last two years. In addition to the Robes, Dave used an array of LED battens, strobes, and 4 and 8-lite blinders, together with some additional waterproof beam lights for Q+AL’s Bstage. All of these were controlled from a grandMA3 full size which was the main event ‘house’ console, with a grandMA2 full size for backup. A Hog 4 was provided for LDs preferring to work from that and a grandMA3 lite was available for any LDs who wanted to take advantage of pre-vis time during the day.