Prolight + Sound BIZlounge Offers New Digital Format

Prolight + Sound will offer a new digital format for their 2021 event. Please see below: The first digital international exchange and information format for the event community, 13 April 2021, 10am - 4pm. As Prolight + Sound 2021 could not take place due to the current developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer our [...]

VD2021-03-11T11:23:32+00:00April 4th, 2021|News|

Theatres set to resume on 17 May, says PM’s roadmap out to UK lockdown

Classic FM has reported that the PM's roadmap out of UK lockdown plans for concert halls and theatres to reopen their doors as soon as May 17th. However, this is only if "cases and hospital admissions continue to fall". Yet according to the roadmap, we will have to wait until June 21st for live concerts [...]

VD2021-03-12T11:15:42+00:00March 18th, 2021|News|

French court sentences four over fatal Madonna stage collapse

A French court on Wednesday handed suspended prison sentences to four people charged over the collapse of a stage as it was being set up for a 2009 concert by pop superstar Madonna, which killed two workers. Judges in the southern city of Marseille, where the concert was to take place, convicted the four of [...]

VD2021-03-11T11:44:31+00:00March 16th, 2021|News|

Guidance on safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

BSI Publication Help prevent a second wave: Practical steps to support safe working, and prevent and mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks in your organisation. A new version of the ‘Safe Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines’ is now available. Version 2 of the Guidelines offers a comprehensive, practical approach, applicable to all organisations, large and small. The [...]

CG2020-07-03T17:23:27+01:00July 2nd, 2020|News|

Peter Pan Goes Wrong: When the Set Comes to Life

Mischief Theatre's Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a "play within a play" that showcases an extraordinary and comical use of its stage where the set becomes a central figure in the story. The play is about a theatre company that is trying to put on a performance of Peter Pan, but experiences multiple yet humorous mishaps along the [...]

VD2020-03-16T14:41:42+00:00April 7th, 2020|News|

After accident on sets of Kamal Haasan’s ‘Indian-2’, workers union demands safety measures

A crane holding heavy lighting equipment snapped Wednesday while the crew of 'Indian 2' was shooting a major fight sequence. In the wake of an accident on the sets of Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2', the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) has decided to impose guidelines to work with production houses henceforth. In a [...]

VD2020-03-16T15:36:42+00:00March 31st, 2020|News|

‘We did everything we could’: Prolight+Sound 2020 cancelled, 2021 dates announced

Prolight+Sound 2020 has been cancelled as a result of the international Coronavirus outbreak. Show organiser, Messe Frankfurt, has confirmed new dates for 2021. Following the initial postponement of the event from March 31 to April 3 to May 26-29, organisers have now confirmed that the event will not go ahead, following guidance from German health [...]

VD2020-03-16T15:31:38+00:00March 17th, 2020|News|

Cristiano Giavedoni appointed new Chair of BSI MHE/3/13

Cristiano Giavedoni has been appointed as Chair of the BSI MHE/3/13 committee for Lifting equipment for performance, broadcast and similar applications. The BSI MHE/3/13—sub-committee under the direction of BSI MHE/3—is also responsible for standards that cover lifting equipment for film, broadcasting, theatre, conferences, concerts, public events and similar use. The committee works on establishing codes [...]

VD2020-03-16T15:34:22+00:00March 10th, 2020|News|

Postponed: Prolight + Sound will take place from 26 to 29 May 2020 due to Covid-19

Prolight + Sound has been postponed by show organiser Messe Frankfurt due to the spread of Covid-19 (corona virus) in Europe. They have expressed in a press release that "the health of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees has top priority" for them. They have also stated: "Due to the increased spread of the corona virus [...]

VD2020-03-04T10:31:36+00:00March 4th, 2020|News|

This Time-Lapse Video of Rammstein’s 60-Hour Stage Setup Process is Insane

Ever wondered what goes into bringing Rammstein’s legendary stage show to life? Now you can get a glimpse into the incredible amount of work that goes into setting up each and every one of their stadium shows — which involve hundreds of workers, more semi trucks than I was able to count and takes over 60 [...]

VD2020-03-02T14:16:24+00:00March 3rd, 2020|News|