Robe Gets the Cream at Spilt Milk Festival
Canberra rental and production specialist Elite Event Technology was commissioned to provide audio, lighting and video production for the Spilt Milk Festival, while MPH Australia supplied lighting for the Angrove Stage, with support from EET. Three main stages – Angrove, Basquiat and Derbyshire – all featured Robe moving lights on their rigs, both as flown ‘house’ systems and as artist floor packages, with Spiiders, BMFLs, Pointes and MegaPointes joining an eclectic lineup of local and international music talents who strutted their stuff and entertained the crowds with some superlative sounds. The production lighting rigs for the three main stages were designed by Michael Parsons from MPH and consisted of mixes of all these different sized units. They were augmented by some bands who brought in their own special packages. The Angrove stage featured 55 Robes in total – 14 x BMFL Blades, 18 x Pointes and 15 x Spiiders together with eight MegaPointes and eight LEDWash 600s which were part of different floor packages. The Basquiat Stage rocked with 66 Robes… a combination of BMFL Spots, MegaPointes, LEDWash 600s and Pointes, while the more intimate Derbyshire Stage looked cool with LEDWash 300s, DLX Spots and LEDBeam 100s. Elite was the first company in Australia to purchase BMFLs in 2015, Darren explains that these are still desired and specified day-today by designers “for their massive output and wide range of effects”. JPJ Audio provided audio for the Angrove Stage utilizing an L-Acoustics system.