CHAUVET DJ Intimidators Help Transform Labadoux Festival Main StageJune 2017
INGELMUNSTER, Belgium – For almost thirty years, the municipality of Ingelmunster in the Belgian province of West Flanders has played host to the Labadoux festival. Now as much a part of the Belgian cultural fabric as the region’s chocolate and beer delights, the ‘Music with Roots’ festival blends a wide variety of folk and other genres, and serves as a key platform for both established and up and coming acts.
For this year’s festival, organizers wanted to up the visual ante for headliners including The European Pink Floyd Show and Levellers. To this end, LD Vincent de Schinckel specified a number of CHAUVET fixtures for the festival’s main stage, including 12 CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK2 Spots, 16 Maverick MK2 Washes and 16 CHAUVET DJ Intimidator 140SR Hybrids.
Wanting to give the impression of visual depth from the audience perspective on the main stage, de Schinkel positioned the 440w Maverick MK2 Spot and 480w Maverick Wash fixtures over three rows of ceiling trussing hung from the front to the back of the stage. The contrasting looks of the Maverick Spot and Wash fixtures allowed de Schinckel to create a colorful lattice of light which both illuminated the performers on stage and the audience, whilst simultaneously empowering the stage with a formidable visual aesthetic.
“The Intimidator Hybrids were my secret weapon,” de Schinckel. “Given the incredibly compact size of the fixtures, the Intimidators can be used everywhere. Thanks to their ability to project crisp spots, beams and wash effects, the Intimidators were consequently able to transform the stage with impactful lighting and visual effects.”
Bringing something new to the table in the world of main stage festival lighting isn’t a simple task by any means, but thanks to his intelligent employment of a combination of CHAUVET Professional and DJ fixtures, de Schinckel was able to create a lighting concept that was both visually exciting, practical and suitable for the festival’s limited budget.
“I’m confident that my lighting concept gave all visiting bands – both established and up and coming – the best visual platform to perform to the best of their abilities,” concluded de Schinckel. “The Chauvet fixtures ensured we didn’t have to make any compromises.”