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Clay Paky Mythos units and GrandMA2s at the Lake Festival

November 2015

For the biggest EDM event in Austria, the lighting team consisted of the lighting designer Daniel Pusnik and Manfred Nikitser, who dealt with the technical management and MA programming, as well as Otto Schildknecht. Kenny Lippert was the lighting crew chief.

More than one hundred artists performed on five different stages including Avicii, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Alesso and Tiësto. 36 Clay Paky Sharpys, 34 Clay Paky Mythos units, 1 MA Lighitng grandMA2 full-size and 1 grandMA2 light were used (along with other equipment) at the festival, which took place at Unterpremstätten on Schwarzl Lake.

Nikitser stated: "For the stages we first of all, of course, followed the headliners' instructions and requests. They were very cooperative and agreed to the idea of having a single lighting design for all. However every act also required some lights where no compromises were possible. This meant that, if certain special effects and movements were designed with Sharpys in mind, then we had to use Sharpy moving heads. As ambient lighting was concerned we could do what we liked. The only limitation the organizers set was to include the costly scenic structure in the stage design and enhance the evocative scenery. This led us straight away to think of the Clay Paky Mythos."

Nikitser continued: "We had to find a solution that suited everybody, without having to do too many alterations overnight. The headliners started programming their shows as soon as the previous days show ended. The main element was the big stage, with its huge wings, where there was a permanent scenic structure consisting of an encompassing wall with five towers on each side. The towers were equipped with LED walls and Mythos units so that they stood out."


Photo: © Jack Langer

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