Eight Straight for Vari-Lite at Brit Awards
For the eighth consecutive year, the automated lighting rig at England's biggest music event, the Brit Awards, was comprised entirely of VARI*LITE® luminaires.
Published Thursday, March 11, 2004

The stage at Earls Court 2 was lit with more than 400 moving lights, including 68 VL3000™ Spot luminaires, which have quickly become the industry workhorse 1200-Watt fixture. Additionally, lighting designer Al Gurdon also specified eight VL1000™AI fixtures and 12 VL1000™AS luminaires as well as 26 VL2C™ spot luminaires, 36 VL6C™ spot fixtures, 85 VL2416™ units, 24 VL5™ luminaires, 92 VL5arc™ units and 12 VL5b™ wash fixtures. VLPS Lighting Services in London provided all of the lighting equipment.

Programmer Mike 'Oz' Owen controlled the rig with a Virtuoso™ control console and second console operator Peter Canning programmed on an Avo Diamond 4. Lighting crew members included Aiden McCabe, Jon Hetherton, Chris Henry, Dave Hallet, Simon Cox, Andy Beller, Phil Sharp and Gordon Torrington. Crew Chief was Rich Gorrod.

After the awards ceremony, celebrities and record industry executives partied the night away at the Brits after show party. The theme was 'Heaven and Hell' in a lavish set designed by Bruce French. VLPS Lighting Services supplied equipment for the after party as well.

Lighting Designer Theo Cox specified 6 VL3000 Spot luminaries along with 24 VL6C spot and 8 custom-colored VL6C spot luminaires in silver. Mark England was Crew Chief, working with Dave Prior and Lars Kristiansen.

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