Milad Masaad, the Middle Eastern TV and live event lighting designers, recently used over 300 Robe fixtures to light the 2014 Adha Festival staged at the Souq Waqef in Doha, Qatar in Doha.
The six day event was organised by Attraction Events for Al-Rayyan Radio 102 FM to coincide with the Adha Islamic Feast, and all lighting and other technical production was supplied by Doha Based Target For Events. Live performances included a diverse selection of singers from many Arab and Gulf countries including Mohamed Abdo, Rabh Sakr, Abady Gohar, Diana Hadad and more.
A special stage structure was erected for the Festival, with all lights hung on trusses below this and also positioned on the floor.
Overhead there were 40 x Pointes, 30 x LEDBeam 100s, 24 x LEDWash 600s, 12 x LEDWash 1200s all from Robe’s ROBIN Series, together with 22 x REDWash 3-192s, making up the moving light contingent. These were arranged to give maximum flexibility and ensure that all the artists could have completely different looks.
One hundred and one Robe LEDForce 18 PARs provided the general coveragem while the floor package consisted of 11 x MMX Spots, 16 x ColorBeam 2500E ATs and another 60 x LEDForce 18s, together with four Robe Haze 400 FT foggers.
The Pointes were used for all the major effects – while the little LEDBeam 100s created all sorts of special looks and scenes with their speed and punch.
The core stage and band washes were created with the LEDWashes, and, on the floor, the MMX Spots were utilised for additional performer lighting and dramatic sweeps out into the audience.
The LEDForce PARs became the fundamental building blocks of the lighting design for each performer and were crucial to creating fully layered lighting scenes with depth and definition. The show was run on a grandMA2 full size console operated by Jackson and Ahmed Arafa.