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Metallica Headlines Roskilde With HARMAN Martin Lighting

AARHUS, Denmark — The Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark, one of Europe’s biggest summer music festivals, has brought together some of the world’s most popular artists since the early 1970s. On this year’s Orange Stage, Metallica headlined the festival, with performances from many other globally acclaimed artists, including Rihanna and Slipknot. Designed by veteran lighting designer Kasper Lange, the Orange Stage featured a vast amount of HARMAN Martin lighting fixtures for the Metallica set.

The Orange Stage included 68 Martin MAC 2000 Wash XB’s and 34 MAC III Profile moving heads, along with 65 MAC 101’s and 10 MAC Aura LED moving heads. Thirty-four Atomic 3000 strobes with Atomic Colors scrollers were deployed for blinding punch effects. Copenhagen-based rental company Litecom, supplied the gear.

Martin lighting, which has graced Roskilde for years, also played a role on several other stages at the 2013 festival including the Pavilion Stage, featuring MAC III Profiles and MAC Auras supplied by rental company Victory, the Odeon Stage, with MAC Auras also supplied by Victory, and the Apollo Stage, featuring Atomic 3000’s supplied by rental company Comtech. Comtech also contributed MAC Auras, MAC 700 Profiles, MAC 350 Entours, MAC 250 Beams, MAC TW1s and Atomic 3000’s for various other areas.

“Martin has been used during the historic Roskilde festival for many years, and we are proud to continue this partnership, supplying the brightest and highest quality lighting systems for the bands and fans,” said Steen Matthiesen, Martin Vice President EMEA Sales. “Having a large variety of fixtures deployed throughout the festival speaks to the versatility of Martin and will undoubtedly provide our latest and greatest fixtures for next year’s Roskilde!”

Orange Stage Crew:
Jonas Ritz – Head Rigger
Balder Thorrud – System Tech
Hrannar Hafsteinsson – System Tech
Timo Kauristo – FOH Tech
Thomas Brockmann – FOH Tech
Leif Hellberg – Wysiwyg suite

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

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