TomTom Productions, New Zealand

The Opportunity

Located amid New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps mountain range, the 2018 edition of Rhythm & Alps attracted 10,000 fans to Cardrona Valley for a three-day lineup of top international performing artists and DJs. The music festival took place on December 29 – 31, 2018, and featured performances by Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Nightmares On Wax, The Cat Empire and more. Festival organizers were looking to enhance the festival’s Pyramid Stage with an immersive and unique lighting design.

The Solution

Festival organizers hired leading New Zealand-based event production company TomTom Productions to re-invent Pyramid Stage with an immersive and unique lighting design. With the help of local lighting vendor Show Technology, TomTom created an innovative lighting rig featuring Martin VDO Sceptron 20 LED video fixtures.

The Impact

“The festival organizers gave us a lot of creative freedom to experiment with unique designs and new solutions for Rhythm & Alps 2018,” said Hamish Edh, Managing Director, TomTom Productions. “The Martin VDO Sceptron fixtures helped us achieve a wide range of looks with intuitive control and high-quality color, both of which are essential for creating a powerful and immersive stage design.”

“We were asked to provide an innovative lighting rig which was both powerful and impressive,” said Nick Reeves, Auckland Branch Manager Show Technology. “In order to satisfy the client’s expectations, we selected Martin VDO Sceptron LED video fixtures, one of the most versatile LED solutions on the market today.”