Martin MAC Ultras light up TRNSMT festival in Glasgow
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Martin MAC Ultras light up TRNSMT festival in Glasgow

All Images Courtesy of Euan Robertson

The main stage of Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival featured a house lighting rig that comprised an impressive assortment of fixtures, amongst which were Martin Professional’s all-LED MAC Ultra Wash, MAC Ultra Performance and MAC Aura PXL. Set within the city’s Glasgow Green on 6th-10th July, TRNSMT had a line-up including Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi, The Strokes, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender.

Adlib supplied the house lighting rig, further complemented by the headliners’ touring lighting packages. The house lighting design was by Adlib’s Andy Green and in-house project management was by Mike Blundell.

A total of 24 x Martin MAC Ultra Wash, 44 x MAC Ultra Performance and 16 x MAC Aura PXL were deployed on the main stage. Three overhead trusses each featured an alternating design of 8 x MAC Ultra Wash and 9 x MAC Ultra Performance, with a fourth truss containing an additional 17 MAC Ultra Performance. Two side trusses each featured 8 x MAC Aura PXL.

Adlib invested early in Martin's flagship MAC Ultra moving heads, purchasing 100 x MAC Ultra Performance and 30 x MAC Ultra Wash fixtures in preparation for the summer season from Martin UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

The MAC Ultra Wash and Performance are incredibly bright fixtures offering a 63,000-lumen output for the Wash and 46,500-lumen output for the Performance; a new LED light engine, exceptional colour rendition and optics, and a brand new framing system in the Performance. Their quality and output make them the perfect fixture for daytime festival use.

Adlib's Account Manager, Jordan Willis, commented on MAC Ultras and Aura PXLs “TRNSMT is one of our annual festival highlights, which brings the biggest artists with incredible productions that always push the visual boundaries. That’s why we believe the house lighting rig must provide a solid foundation for headline artists and daytime artists alike. For this reason, as part of our lighting setup, we’ve specified MAC Ultras and Aura PXLs, which are powerful enough to provide a great show for the daytime slot whilst simultaneously adding to the expansiveness of the headliner performance. They have proven extremely reliable, with many visiting LDs commenting on their fantastic operation.”

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