For the past three decades, the German Rock & Pop Music Association has been
hosting the German Rock & Pop Award competition, supporting Germany’s young
musicians. It is hugely influential and has been the launch pad for a number of
careers, such as Pur, Yvonne Catterfeld and Mundstuhl.

This year the 33rd edition took place at well-known events venue, the
Siegerlandhalle, in Siegen, with a maximum capacity of 4,300. There were 116
different musical categories, representing all genres — as well as individual
musician awards — with the winners decided by a panel of professionals.

PR Lighting’s German partners, Focon Showtechnic, were brought in by technical
production company, BST Becker Studio Technik GmbH, to provide quantities of PR
Lighting’s powerful PR5000 Spots and Beams, in order to add further impact to the

These met the requirement of the light designers, Claudia Cronauer and Christian
Konrad. Explained Focon product manager, Jens Ottenhus, “They were looking for
powerful moving heads, with a accurate and sharp projection that also delivered a
good all-round performance.

“The PR 5000 Beam, which formed an important part of this lighting design was
extremely bright, and did a great job. It delivered high output intensity and a fat

“As for the PR 5000 Spot, in addition to its accuracy they liked the impressive
zoom, up to 68°.’

In fact PR Lighting is now hugely experienced in delivering a full feature set in a
reliable chassis, he said. “They do well on every job we put them onto.’

The lighting dynamic on the night was further enhanced by the amount of live
mixing and cueing, which also served to build the impact.