Robe to light Helsinki's stage

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Robe Show Lighting has been appointed again as the Moving Light supplier for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. For the Czech Republic based manufacturer this is the second Eurovision Song Contest, as in 2005 in Kyiv they supplied 350 Robe fixtures. For the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki over 450 Robe moving lights will be utilised in a spectacular lighting design created by LD Mikki Kunttu.

The 2005 Eurovision Song Contest production in Kyiv featured 350 Robe fixtures. Once again, the show's technical production manager is Ola Melzig, and the production company is Spectra from Sweden. Lighting equipment for the event is being supplied by locally based Eastway Oy, and the Robe units will be delivered directly to the show from the Czech Republic. Over 450 Robe moving lights will be utilised in a spectacular lighting design for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki which is being created by LD Mikki Kunttu.

Robe's International sales manager Harry von den Stemmen comments: "This is take two for Robe at Eurovision, and it is really very exciting to be working with Ola and the Spectra team again. I caught a glimpse of Mikki's ideas for the show, during a start-up meeting, and they were very exciting. I am sure that the final design will look absolutely amazing."

For the Green Room, Robe is also supplying 48 of its new StageQube 324 LED panels which will be used for mood lighting and ambient effects. GrandMA consoles will be used as lighting control for the show, which will be run via Ethernet – the most expedient option given the size of the event and the number of fixtures involved.

The load in starts on 17 April.We were impressed to be informed that every singleRobe fixture on the show has already been sold to companies in the area and will be delivered to the new owners as soon as the show is over and the stage dismantled.

The pre-programming / visualisation period started on Monday and Mikki Kunttu is testing how the design really works and what does not work. Kunttu stated : ''After I've gone through all the songs a few times, I have to say that it is really not so bad! There is a lot of rock-orientated songs there, which is always considered good in my corner at least.''

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