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Festival Novo Mesto Invests in Robe
Slovenia – Festival Novo Mesto is a fast growing lighting and sound rental company based in Novo Mesto in southeast Slovenia near the border with Croatia.
The company was the first in Slovenia to invest in Robe’s Pointe multi-purpose luminaires and their decision to trail-blaze the latest Robe technology boosted an already incredibly busy season of festivals, concerts, corporate and live events.
Festival Novo Mesto started off as audio specialist and expanded to provide lighting in 2004. Head of lighting Luka Vodnik then came on-board to focus on growing the lighting division, which has been a very successful venture enabling the company to offer fully integrated and cost effective production packages covering both disciplines.
When it came to investing in a premium moving light brand to match well known audio names like Meyer they looked to Robe. The initial purchases were made some years ago, with ColorWash and ColorSpot 575 XTs and also ColorSpot 575E ATs – all of which are still going strong!
The reason for going back to Robe was because of that good experience with the original luminaires and their amazing reliability.
As Luka explains: “The Pointe is absolutely the right product at the moment. It is small, powerful and can do so many different things. They are being specified regularly on riders, everyone wants to use them, and we want to have the best products available for our clients”.
The 24 Pointes have hardly seen the warehouse since they were delivered by MK Light Sound, Robe’s Slovenian distributor.
They were used on the 2014 Radio City Festival in Maribor, a one-day event featuring 15 popular rock bands and lots of speedy changeovers! Festival Novo Mesto supplied sound and lighting and the production design included 20 Pointes, some in the roof and some on the floor, together with other lights.
The company also works internationally and other projects to benefit from their Pointes include the Monsters of Dirt European tour and the acclaimed Global 2000 Tomorrow Festival at Zwentendorf – Austria’s only nuclear power station – which was built but never commissioned due to a successful anti-nuclear power referendum vote in 1978!
In picture: Festival Novo Mesto’s head of lighting, Luka Vodnik.
6th January 2015
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