Project Description

Christmas Light Switch on in South Shields

The brief was to provide a covered stage complete with safety calculations fully equipped with lighting and sound to be installed in the Market Square for the switch on process to start at 5.30pm and then performances afterwards. The front of the stage was to have a barrier erected for public safety.

Following a site visit our Prolyte Arc Roof stage and all equipment was delivered to site on the morning of the event. Within four hours our events team had constructed and tested the structure, installed lighting and sound, put the crowd safety Mojo barrier in place and were ready for rehearsals. The event was fully managed throughout the evening and the technical requirements of the performers, and then Jedward, were fully catered for. Despite a torrential downpour across the day and into the evening, huge crowds turned up to watch the event. Our events team then derigged and dismantled the stage. The site was clear to start the market preparations by 10.30pm.

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Stage Details

Main Truss Structure

Prolyte Arc Roof StageĀ  8m x 6.6m with steps to either side


Yamaha M7CL – 32 Digital mixer
Yamaha Digital Multicore 32/16
RCF HDL20a line array system
RCF 8006 SUBs
RCF 312 Monitor Speakers
EMO E520 Passive DI boxes
Denon Vari-Pitch CD player
Microphones: Shure Beta58, Shure Beta SM57, Shure SM57, AKG CK93, Shure Beta 52A Drum Mic


Avolites Pearl Expert & Touch wing
Robe Pointe
Chauvet Nexus 4×4 Panels
Chauvet Q-Wash 419z
Selecon PC1200w


Mojo Barrier
Pedestrian barrier


Sound op
Lighting Op
Event Manager