Aahh the big festival freight train comes rolling through and spreads our gear across a large field for a week. The team worked extra hard to pull this off and i feel very grateful for them and the lengths they go to to make shit happen. It didn't help that the event overlapped with our largest corporate gig to date - Jaguars F-Pace car launch at Elements of Byron.
This year, like the last 2 years, we've been responsible for lighting the main venues in the Global Village, which is an alternative hub within the festival featuring massage, yoga, Gyuto Monks, body painting just to name a few of the excellently curated things going on here. It's like a mini festival within the festival and due to a new site layout, now lies right in the heart of the grounds. It sure brings the heart too.
This year the Village expanded and a new large World Music stage was a part of the zone.
The new stage entailed pixel mapped projections onto stretched lycra on the front of the stage and the projections were provided by (?).
Also new the the Village was the Bohemian Lounge which was home to a diverse bunch of artists and cabaret performers and was beautifully decked out by Emma Lee-Luther and her team of decor artists.
The larger scale of the village threw us off a tad and we found ourselves doing extra kilometres on our feet just moving equipment around and finding gear. Definitely a shipping container to centralize our operation next year.
The site and stage lighting for the village was a big job in itself and took 4 of us 3 days to install and tidy. The next job was to set up our own venue the Electric Garden Silent Disco.