Latest News Headlines

Clay Paky in the Guinness book of records for lighting the closing show of the world's longest football match

Clay Paky in the Guinness book of records for lighting the closing show of the world\'s longest football match

Chile – A new world record was set for the Guinness Book of records at the La Florida stadium in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday 22nd May. A total of 2,357 players took part in a 120-hour soccer match and broke the previous record held by England, where a non-stop 105-hour game was played.

The match, which was organised by Entel and Huaweii, deserved an equally great closing show, and Clay Paky lights were used under the supervision of local producer Real Audio Sistemas.

At around 7pm the cup was raised to celebrate the new record, and the show started, which lit up the sky over La Florida. Twenty-four Sharpy Wash 330s were more than enough to colour the entire stage. Despite this, the power of six Alpha Spot HPE 1500s was also added, each with their own unique visual effects that harmonised with the colours of singer Américo's show. The lighting was handled by the Chilean lighting designer "Polilla".

The Mythos and Scenius units played the leading role in a varied, dynamic show in the stadium, and their gobos covered the entire field with beams of light, which could be seen from Vicuña Mackenna, an avenue which is more than 2½ miles (4km) from the venue.

The signal stability was excellent thanks to Wireless Solutions's DMX wireless system. The signal got from the lighting desk to the lighting network about 110 yards (100 metres) away with no problem.

The day ended at around 8:30pm with a new Chilean and world record. The result was 504 goals to 505. Clay Paky and Wireless Solutions are must-use products for this kind of event.

www.claypaky.it

6th September 2016

© 1999 - 2020 Entertainment Technology Press Limited News Stories