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4th May 2018

PLASA Focus Leeds elated after 10th birthday celebrations

PLASA Focus Leeds celebrated its 10th anniversary with a sold-out show floor, a programme of compelling content, and the unmistakeable buzz of business in the air. Exhibitors represented each corner of the industry, with household names sharing the stage with newcomers. “We’ve had a great experience at PLASA Focus Leeds,” says Rob Moore from Chauvet Professional. “We’...
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6th April 2018

PLASA Focus Leeds welcomes big product launches and innovative seminars

PLASA Focus Leeds is bringing the world’s latest entertainment technology to the North of England 1-2 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. Visitors can expect the latest releases from the biggest brands, an array of immersive workshops and leading-edge seminars, covering lighting, live sound, rigging, AV and staging.  The show is the perfect place to see brand new products for the ...
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15th March 2018

PLASA Focus Leeds Seminar Programme Announced

PLASA Focus Leeds, the essential event for entertainment technology, returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on 1-2 May. Free registration is open for the show that has already sold out, with over 130 international brands set to introduce their latest products.  In addition to the wide array of exhibitors from lighting, audio, AV, staging and rigging, ...
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27th February 2018

Martin Audio MLA Delivers Wonderful Wonderful Sound for The Killers

The Killers have again taken Capital Sound's MLA PA on their current world tour, with the British Isles leg culminating in two spectacular nights at London's O2 Arena. Mixing at FOH was Kenny Kaiser, and alongside him experienced system tech Toby Donovan, arguably one of the most experienced MLA system techs in the world. Promoting their fifth studio album Wonderful Wonderful, the band were playin...
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20th February 2018

TOA Corporation UK showcases its innovative audio solutions at ISCEx 2018

TOA Corporation UK, the leading global manufacturer of cutting edge commercial audio and security equipment, is preparing to exhibit at ISCEx 2018, which takes place on 7th March at the historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire. Hosted by the Institute of Sound and Communication Engineers, ISCEx is considered the professional sound industry's most important UK event and those working in commercial aud...
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14th February 2018

PLASA Focus Leeds to celebrate 10th anniversary

The popular PLASA Focus Leeds exhibition marks its 10th anniversary by returning to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on 1-2 May. Free registration is now open.  The show will present over 120 international brands from all sectors of the industry. Highlights will include lighting products from show sponsor Phillips Entertainment Lighting, audio solutions from Sennheiser, Shure and d&b a...
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14th February 2018

Martin Audio installed at New Studio 88

With a prime site off London’s Leicester Square, Studio 88 has opened as a new concept in entertainment, billed as “a non-stop, audience requested, live music experience”. The brainchild of Alan Lorrimer, founder of The House of Song, the venue features a stage that has been equipped with a premium Martin Audio sound system by W1 Productions, using a variety of the company’...
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24th January 2018

Martin Audio extends successful Webinar Training

Owing to popular demand, Martin Audio has extended its successful series of monthly educational webinars to include additional products, software platforms and now guest presenters on application deployment. A major development in Martin Audio's training initiative, these live sessions started back in October 2017, initially conducted by members of its product support group, and offered to audio p...
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23rd January 2018

Success in Scotland for PLASA Focus Glasgow 2018

PLASA Focus Glasgow kicked off the 2018 show season last week, providing a regional platform for professionals in the industry to connect and discover the latest technology in the market. Situated at the Scottish Event Campus, the well-attended show welcomed nearly 800 attendees through the doors over two days. Exhibitors reported busy stands, as well as a high quality of visitors including key de...
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30th November 2017

2018 InAVation Awards Distributor of the Year finalists Announced

In a surprise early announcement InAVation Awards organisers have revealed the shortlist for the 2018 Distributor of the Year Award. Today we can reveal the shortlist of eight distributors that will now be considered for the prize with the winner announced at the InAVation Awards ceremony and dinner on February 6, 2018 in Amsterdam during the ISE exhibition. Judges were looking for distributors th...
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15th November 2017

PLASA Focus returns to Glasgow with over 80 brands and industry-leading programme

PLASA Focus Glasgow, Scotland’s only dedicated event for entertainment technology, returns to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on the 17-18 January. Free registration is now open for the show, which hosts leading international brands, networking events and a programme of seminars and workshops. Visitors will have access to over 80+ pro audio, lighting, AV, rigging and staging brands – i...
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31st October 2017

Funfear and The Howl

The Howl Scream Park made its annual return to Mead Open Farm for 13 nights of terror in October, where the likes of Topper the Clown and Grandma Lycanthrope waited to greet you with rotting arms. FunFear are a team of experienced engineers, technicians and designers who specialise in creating innovative Halloween attractions and for the past 3 years, they have been in charge of turning the much l...
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25th October 2017

BPM | PRO shuts its Doors as Organisers Launch Four New Market-Focused Shows

After over a decade of successful shows, Marked Events has announced the closure of its flagship BPM | PRO event along with the arrival of four new shows focused on different areas of the entertainment technology industry. The landmark event, which started life as the DJ-focussed BPM back in 2007, has grown into a full-scale entertainment technology show, putting millions of pounds back into the i...
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24th August 2017

First wave of DJs announced for BPM | PRO 2017 line-up

Following the announcement of hip-hop icon DJ Jazzy Jeff as after-party headliner last month, BPM | PRO has made a number of additions to the line-up for its CHAUVET DJ Arena, including Jordan Suckley and Leftwing & Kody. A series of electrifying performances, enhanced by stunning CHAUVET DJ lighting and a powerful Nexo soundsystem, will take place across both days of BPM | PRO. Ranging from t...
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21st August 2017

TOA Installed in Ipswich Regent Theatre

The Ipswich Regent theatre originally opened in 1929 as a cine-variety hall. It was then re-launched in 1991 as a theatre and seats 1,781 people making it the largest theatre in East Anglia. It has shown a wide variety of productions and is now funded by Ipswich Borough Council as part of their art and entertainment portfolio. Ipswich Regent Theatre required a system that could provide high qualit...
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9th August 2017

PLASA Show promises a leading line up for 2017 seminar programme

Each year the PLASA Show seminar programme goes from strength to strength, promising unique insights, specialist knowhow and the latest innovations, direct from the industry. The free to attend sessions, including the new Fast Track Theatre’s bitesize talks, feature an international line up of leading experts ready to discuss the latest topics and developments in their field. At the Audio &a...
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27th July 2017

ISCE gains ECS Accreditation Status for Sound Engineers

The Institute of Sound & Communications Engineers (ISCE) has been approved by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) to assess and issue ECS approval for Sound Engineers and has also been accredited as an ECS Health & Safety assessment centre. This new agreement allows ISCE to issue and renew ISCE Sound Engineer ECS cards to existing and newly accredited personnel. Partnered with ...
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20th July 2017

Leisuretec announced as BPM | PRO’s Official Trade Ticket Partner for 2017

After a successful BPM | PRO 2016 Leisuretec is not only returning to exhibit at the show but we are also this years’ official trade ticket sponsor. Being the biggest DJ event in the UK, BPM is a staple trade show for all entertainment technology professionals so we are thrilled to be back this year flying the Leisuretec colours in partnership with BPM | PRO. Leisuretec Returns as a Trade Ti...
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30th May 2017

PLASA Show is back to celebrate its 40th Anniversary

PLASA Show will mark its 40th anniversary this September 17 - 19, with a show that celebrates the evolution of the entertainment technology industry, and an exciting future for the PLASA Show, following last year’s successful move to London Olympia. This year’s show has the support of top industry brands including Platinum Sponsor Robe, Gold Sponsor Chauvet Professional and Silver Spon...
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12th May 2017

ISCEx 2018 Dates Confirmed

The Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) has confirmed dates for ISCEx 2018, its seminar and exhibition event. Taking place on 6th-7th March 2018 at the beautiful Coombe Abbey Hotel and Country Park in Warwickshire, ISCEx 2018 includes a pre-event networking dinner, seminar programme and exhibition event, open to members and non-members. Ros Wigmore, Manager for ISCE comments, &l...
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21st April 2017

PLASA Focus Leeds returns with a top seminar schedule for 2017

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds is back with a stellar line-up of seminar sessions and speakers for this year’s event on 9-10 May at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The free to attend exhibition is a leading platform for the entertainment industry, offering an opportunity to discover the very latest technology including products from recent international launches. Speakers this year include Jame...
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18th April 2017

CHAUVET Professional to Debut New Fixtures at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound

SUNRISE, Fla. – CHAUVET Professional is pleased to announce the introduction of new fixtures at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, including the Maverick MK3 Wash, the Maverick MK1 Spot, ÉPIX Strip IP and Ovation B1965-FC. True to the brand’s core philosophy, these outstanding new fixtures offer lighting professionals unprecedented levels of performance and value. ...
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23rd March 2017

Chauvet Aquires ChamSys

SUNRISE, FL, USA – Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels. “We are very excited about the opportunity to join for...
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9th December 2016

BPM PRO Will Move To October Dateline For 2017

It is with great excitement that the team at BPM | PRO announce the return to an October dateline for 2017. After a successful 2016 event celebrating 10 years of BPM, the new-look BPM | PRO will once again take place at Genting Arena, NEC Birmingham. Continuing to represent the energy and creativity that drives the DJ & Studio and Sound & Lighting industry, next year’s show will take...
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28th November 2016

Full HARMAN solution used in Live Music Venue

Integrated corporate and live event systems specified among the city’s locomotive heritage, including UK's first installation of JBL VTX flagship line array The new Boiler Shop has been created to provide Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a vibrant multidisciplinary arts and music centre. Part of an ambitious regeneration project carried out by the Clouston Group, it sits on the site that was origina...
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