SPAR 60th Anniversary
Following a decade of experience producing arena-scale corporate events SXS were invited to provide technical production and show support for the Spar 60th Anniversary Event.
Held at the large Manchester Central, the SPAR60th anniversary event featured multiple areas including a “festival” area, fun fair and main dinner/awards space. Each area had extensive technical production from SXS to deliver on live performances, digital content and guest experiences.
The main awards show area featured a large flown arrangement of circular video projection screens, line array sound, special effects, pyrotechnics and extensive intelligent lighting. The L’Acoustics Kara system gave excellent coverage “in the round” of the entire event space. Barco HD-20 projection gave a punchy image on the circular screens; with the screens themselves giving an elegant curve to the set design.
Lighting was primarily Chauvet R2 and Maverick Hybrids, as well as various traditional fixtures from ETC and Selecon. Lighting was programmed on Avolites Tiger Touch desks with wings.
The “festival” area featured a stage and roof system that was originally developed for outdoor festival events, but used indoors for this project. This area featured Martin W8LM line array, Lumio LED video screen and Yamaha QL1 sound desks.
The entire technical production was led by the SXS team with the vast majority of equipment from SXS-owned stocks.