Utopium helps Bristol Summer Series shine

UK: Utopium was called upon to light up Bristol Summer Series as it returned for four nights of live music, set against the backdrop of Bristol’s iconic Harbourside from June 22 – 25.

Bristol Summer Series welcomed a host of international acts including headliners Catfish and The Bottlemen, Sigur Rós, The Last Shadow Puppets and James Bay.

Utopium’s Colin Bodenham and Jon Newman combined their skills to help create a stunning setting for Metropolis Music, through the supply of a comprehensive lighting production, including newly acquired equipment from Utopium’s extensive inventory. As well as on-stage lighting, Utopium also designed and delivered architectural lighting to illuminate the Lloyds Amphitheatre building.

For the main stage flown rig, Utopium supplied a trussing system, suspended by 12 of its new double braked hoists. Drawing upon yet more of its new equipment, Utopium also supplied SGM Q-7 RGBW LED Wash, Strobe, Blinders, four Lite Molefays, 2K Selecon Arenas, Chauvet 419z LED Moving Washs, Chauvet Nexus 4 x 4 LED Panels, Chauvet Rogue RH1 Hybrids, Martin Mac Quantum LED Moving Profiles, Antari HZ500 Hazers & Fans, Avolites Pearl Expert Control and Avolites Quartz Back up. All the floor packages were supplied by the bands.

Behind the audience, the Lloyds Amphitheatre pillars were lit using 20 Chauvet Colorado 1 Quad IPs and four SGM P-2 Floods, adding to the ambience of the outdoor venue.

Newman said: “We’ve worked with Bristol Summer Series for three years, and it’s a great opportunity to put some new products to great use, which enabled us to offer increased creativity, with reduced weight loading and power consumption. Being a Bristol-based company, we look forward to supplying this event and catch up with incoming production teams on our home turf.

“As well as the stage lighting, we also get the opportunity to illuminate the iconic Lloyds Amphitheatre building which helps create the perfect setting for the 20,000 music lovers who attended this year’s event.”