We were delighted to deliver LED screens / processing and projection systems to three stages at Tokyo World 2018, a lively and eclectic two-day festival of urban music and culture staged in Bristol’s Eastville Park.
This was instigated by the festival’s technical production manager, Nick Diacre, with whom we have enjoyed an excellent long-term working relationship. Nick a creative visual specialist from ddld, designed the stage’s video elements and produced most of the content.
He gave us a spec of what kit he ideally wanted for each of the three spaces – the Vulkano, Tokyo World and Mutiny stages,
This was Tokyo World’s fifth year and its second as a 2-day event. It has become popular and successful with the spirit of sound system music at its core, mixed with plenty of d ‘n’ b, jungle, dub, dubstep, grime and garage, and a dazzling artist line-up for 2018 was headlined by US rapper Action Bronson on the Saturday and the sounds of Philadelphia soul / pop legends Sister Sledge on the Sunday.
Our team was led by Karl Johnstone who took care of client liaison and the production aspects. Karl’s comments, “We enjoy being involved with Nick’s projects which are always interesting and different as he tends to use the kit in fresh and inventive ways”
Vulkano was the largest stage, covered by a spectacular scenic set piece – on trend right now – to give it an authentic volcanic appearance, complete with dramatic and flourishing pyro effects which ran throughout the evening.
The volcano’s scenic surface took light beautifully and was fully projection mapped with content delivered utilizing three of our Barco UDX-4K32 projectors fitted with TLD+ lenses, bringing depth, richness and colour.
Onstage, a central 12-metre-wide by 7 metres high ROE Carbon 5 LED wall was installed at the back, running with Brompton processors
The brand new 5 mm ROE was a major part of a recent £2 million investment in video equipment made by us in the last six months.
The Tokyo World stage is right at the core of the festival’s ethos and a place where timeless and trailblazing entertainers can concentrate their energies on producing amazing and unforgettable performances, combined with show-stopping lights and visuals, lasers, fire dancers and more.
All of this was visually spiced up by an 8-metre-wide by 1 metre high strip of the ROE Carbon 5 LED screen … cladding the front of the DJ riser.
The Mutiny Stage was a massive 28-metre-wide by 16-metre-high scenic masterpiece, a menacing collection of urban tower blocks by day that transform into a glittering dynamic modern metropolis at night with lights and projection.
The requirement for projection to cover the entire building was achieved utilising two more Barco UDX-4K32 projectors, positioned on FOH towers and fitted with TLD+ lenses. A Barco Image Pro-HD was part of the package to store all the video content