Barco technology is in charged of this new estructure's projection
One of the most talked-about features of Britain’s Glastonbury festival was Arcadia Spectacular’s famous spider structure – an animated machine-like construction that came to life above the heads thousands of dancers. Over the years, it became bigger and more impressive. But in show business, you cannot stand still.
For 2019, they decided to surprise people even more. The spider was out: welcome the monumental Pangea, a crane-like structure sitting on a dome under the artistic direction of Pip Rush and Bert Cole. As in previous years, it featured stunning staging, pyrotechnics and of course projections.
Projection challenges for Barco
One of the big challenges in 2019 was the projection onto the dome. This obviously required very precise performance for the projection. Technical production specialist CPL continued its working relationship with Arcadia by supplying 6 x Barco UDX-4K32 projectors with fibre optic signal and control infrastructure for 360-degree projections that were integral to the show. "In addition to the festival crowd, the projections had to be visible by a TV audience of millions," explains Bert Cole Technical Director at Arcadia.
The UDX-4K32 gave the right amount of light to showcase the animations and new structure to 50,000 people each night - Dickie Burrow, Director at CPL
Barco UDX-4K32 projectors stand out for being rugged and dependable and for its oroven experience in live events. Therefore, they provided all the brightness and sharpness required – plus the ruggedness and flexibility to work in a highly-charged outdoor music festival environment. "The UDX-4K32 gave the right amount of light to showcase the animations and new structure to 50,000 people each night," concludes Dickie Burrow, Director at CPL.