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Photos: Jennie Marenghi, courtesy of RWP

Robert Juliat's Lancelots Provide a Shining Night for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

When the eyes of the world are upon you, you need to be shown in your best light! And what higher profile could you have than the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, held on the 4th June 2012 outside the gates of Buckingham Palace before an audience of over 10,000 people and broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide?

On a stage designed by Mark Fisher with a backdrop of the palace itself, lighting designer, Durham Marenghi, worked his magic to create a spectacular lighting show worthy of the occasion, balancing the light from 240 moving lights, thirty-six 20K projectors, and a wrap-around LED backdrop.

Marenghi specified five Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W HTI followspots as the main stage key lights to pick out the performers and presenters on stage. These included a variety of artists from the past 60 years, from relative newcomers, Ed Sheeran and Jesse J, to veterans such as Cliff Richard, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Tom Jones.

"I chose the Lancelots as the main keylight as they are very well matched in terms of colour temperature and light output," says Marenghi, "And also for their smooth operation in terms of movement and colour flagging; also on an event of this scale and prestige you want equipment from a reliable and high quality manufacturer."

Posted: 17th of July, 2012