At the festival terrain Rhederlaag, nearby Arnheim, Dreamfields Festival Holland was held for the fourth consecutive year this summer and has become the fastest growing EDM festival of Holland. More than 25,000 people were gathered in five different areas with each their specific music style. And SGM fixtures were used on all the five stages of the Dreamfields Festival.
Lightning and stage designer Joris Schenk explains: “The weather in Holland can be very unstable and it rains quite a lot, making the installation for a festival rather difficult. That’s why I choose to use the P-5.”
The IP65 rating of the SGM range is essential to Joris. “The rain during the installation was no problem due to the IP65 rating of the fixture. Every time I use the P-5, I’m surprised how great the output is. Decorations in the structures at 20 meters’ height are no problem to light up with the P-5. I used 90 pieces of this wash light on the two biggest outdoor stages and the result was spectacular,” he states.
Not only was the P-5 wash light deployed for the festival in each of its three lens versions (15°, 21°and 43°), but also the SixPack LED blinder and the two powerful strobes; X-5 and XC-5. For next year, Joris now hopes to add the newest product from SGM, the compact and robust P-2, to his design for all the ambience lights as replacement for this year’s conventional lights. “With the new P-2, which is also IP65, I’m much freer to use different colours – while lowering the power consumption which is a great benefit,” Joris concludes.
Photos: Courtesy of Dreamfields Festival Holland, www.dreamfields.nl