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Hawthorn Hit the Road With New Order for Festival Tour

Hawthorn Hit the Road With New Order for Festival Tour
Hawthorn Hit the Road With New Order for Festival Tour

Europe – Hawthorn has been awarded the prestigious contract to supply lighting and video equipment for New Order’s Festival Tour, which kicked off at Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona on Saturday 18 June. The band is continuing its tour, consisting of eleven dates, visiting festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude and Electric Picnic.

The concert touring division in Hawthorn is drawing upon its wide range of hire equipment, supplying lighting to specification, including Martin MAC Viper Profile, Clay Paky Sharpy and ETC Source Four profile fixtures. Lighting will be controlled using an Avolites Arena lighting desk, a console that is well suited to the larger production demands posed by a music festival. Glux 10mm LED panels and a 30-inch mirror ball will also feature in the package, along with two Hawthorn technicians who will accompany the tour.

The kit provided by Hawthorn will be used to supplement the existing equipment provided by the festivals.

Mick Freer, head of concert touring at Hawthorn, said: “We worked with New Order last year on their European Tour so we’re delighted to have the opportunity to hit the road with them again in 2016. The band are renowned for delivering an incredible live show so it’s always a pleasure to be a part of it.”

Hawthorn’s ever-growing reputation in the concert touring sector has already seen them supply kit and crew for a host of performances this year including those by influential 1980’s British new wave group, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) and Steven Wilson’s “Hand. Cannot. Erase.” 2016 European tour.

20th June 2016

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