Avolites Titan consoles reigned supreme at Bloodstock Festival, with all stages
running Titan for the rock and metal festival that drew more than 15,000 metal
heads to Derbyshire this month.
Bloodstock’s main ‘Ronnie James Dio’ stage featured metal heavyweights such as
headliners Trivium, Within Temptation and Rob Zombie. LD Ben Coxon controlled
using two HSL-supplied flagship Avolites Sapphire Touch consoles, networked
together with a TitanNet Processor (TNP). HSL also supplied a dimming solution in
the form of two 48-way Avolites ART2000 dimmers for the stage, as well as further
Avolites consoles and dimmers across the festival site.
“Due to the busking nature of the festival, Avolites was the perfect choice,” says
Andy Whittaker of HSL. “The range of Titan consoles, going from the Quartz all the
way up to the Sapphire Touch, suited each stage of the festival perfectly.
“The Sapphires on the main stage were a particular success, and the networking
capability with the TNP and Multiuser were fantastic. The TNP shared the processing
load well and integrating consoles into the Avolites system was simple and hassle-
Visiting LDs, including regular Avolites users including Sepultura’s Mike Scherer,
Opeth’s Mick Thornton, and Jeremy Skoorka with Black Label Society also jumped
on the Sapphire Touch console to light their acts, with the console’s hands-on
approach reported by Whittaker as “particularly pleasing”.
Across on the second stage, an Avolites Tiger Touch II was used to control for a
heavy-hitting line up of international metal, while on the third stage HSL supplied a
Quartz to provide the lighting for some of the best up-and-coming bands on the
scene. Powercubes provided dimming for the generics on both stages.