Kinesys helps Westlife’s 20 Tour

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Popular Irish singing group / boyband Westlife reformed and hit the road again this summer in what one of the most popular and successful reformation campaigns.

The first UK arena leg of the Twenty Tour culminated in two shows in Croke Park stadium in Dublin, packed with 170,000 fans.

Lighting and production designer Tom Sutherland of DX7 Design collaborated with show producer / director Brian Burke to create the tour’s production design, and integral
to the slick ‘televisual’ aesthetic that Sutherland created for the stage was automation.

Sutherland wanted certain elements of the rig to move in an elegant and refined way, changing the architecture of the performance space subtly and smoothly as the show unfolded, so he specified Kinesys for the job.

The 34 Kinesys points on the tour were all 1-tonne Liftket hoists – running with Kinesys Elevation drives – supplied to the production by lighting and rigging vendor Liteup, based in Southampton, UK.

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