USA – The inaugural KAABOO Festival launched in Del Mar, California this September with Clay Paky Sharpys and A.leda B-EYE K20s.
KAABOO was held at the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds over a three-day period. Performances by more than 100 musical acts filled seven indoor and outdoor stages; one stage was dedicated to comedy. Celebrity and local chefs, California wines and craft brews were on hand to satisfy the most serious foodies.
Festival lighting designer Chris Lisle was tasked with delivering unique looks to each stage. “We had a lot of fun playing with architecture,” he says. “We created ambience and environmental looks across the site.”
The main stage, Sunset Cliffs, featured over 50 active Sharpys layered throughout the rig to give big visual punch. The EDM (Encore) stage used 24 B-EYE K20s in the design, primarily shining toward the audience for big effects and visuals.
“The B-EYEs were used in shapes mode,” notes Lisle. “We took advantage of a lot of the great built-in macros. They performed great, and we had a lot of fun playing with them!”
Lighting suppliers to the KAABOO festival included SoloTech, Visions Lighting, Christie Lites and Showtech.
Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, “We’re pleased with the ways Chris Lisle has been using our lights and look forward to future collaborations with him.”
A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.