Barco, the global technology company, has announced that its UDX-4K32 projectors helped to light up a popular show at the UK’s famous Glastonbury festival.
Barco is pleased to be a part of one of the music festival’s most stunning shows by Arcadia Spectacular. Music-lovers have been enjoying the famous Arcadia spider structure at Glastonbury festival for several years, but this year it was replaced by something bigger and better – a giant crane-like structure that towered over the revellers.
The new structure, called Pangea, features a crane-like structure on top of a dome. Pip Rush and Bert Cole oversaw the artistic direction for the project, which included a stunning series of pyrotechnics and projections over the heads of the dancing crowd.
Showcasing the new structure
A key challenge for the new Pangea project was the projection onto the dome, something which called for precise performance. Technical production specialist CPL partnered with Arcadia once again and supplied 6 x Barco UDX-4K32 projectors with fibre optic signal and control infrastructure for 360-degree projections. This equipment proved integral to the show.
The Barco UDX-4K32 projectors provided all the brightness and sharpness that were needed for such a project. In addition, they were flexible and durable enough to easily withstand the extra challenges of the outdoor festival environment.
“The UDX-4K32 gave the right amount of light to showcase the animations and new structure to 50,000 people each night,” says Dickie Burrow, Director of CPL.
Barco also recently announced that its LCD technology and projectors have been used to bring a Byzantine Palace to life in Istanbul, Turkey. The innovative project has rejuvenated the historic Byzantine Tekfur Palace and restored it for use as a museum. The new museum highlights pottery, glass and tiles from the Ottoman era, as well as providing visitors with more information about Byzantium and Ottoman history.