Welcome to AyrtonLIVE 16.

In these unprecedented times we need a little certainty, and you can rely on your next issue of AyrtonLIVE, to deliver an interesting read with fabulous images that showcase some of the great work lighting designers have been creating with Ayrton fixtures.

In these pages you will find reports covering theatre, clubs, events, and live music the world over, starting with the super-creative Circus Flic Flac in Dortmund. Perseo features heavily throughout this issue, shaking off the bad weather on a number of outdoor events and productions in Scotland and the US, while Khamsin-S makes its mark on international tours from Mika and the Jonas Brothers; a new club, Club Beehive, has opened in Shanghai with The Art of Light choosing a plethora of Khamsin-S, Bora-S and Mistral-S for its bespoke design.

We give you a unique feature in this issue – a blog from John McMurtrie, Iron Maiden’s official photographer. His News from the Picturedesk gives an insight into the challenges posed to the R’n’R photographer by LED lighting, and how Bora has been a revelation in helping to overcome them.

Of course, no spring issue would be complete without a mention of this year’s Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show where LD Bob Barnhart employed a bank of 120 Perseo fixtures as a centrepiece for its spectacular design.

We hope this issue of AyrtonLIVE entertains you during your stay-at-home time and inspires you and your customers as you plan your upcoming projects.

Don’t forget to keep in touch with your Ayrton sales team for more information on Karif-LT and Domino, the two new models from Ayrton which are shipping this spring. And keep an eye on our social media pages for ideas on how to pass the time/raise your feel-good factor at #AyrtonUnitedWeStand.

Other news

Enlightened of Bristol invests in Ayrton Perseo IP65 Profiles

Bristol-based, Enlightened, one of the largest event suppliers in the south west of the UK, has recently invested in a stock of Ayrton Perseo Profile IP65-rated fixtures […]

Ayrton Karif shines through for Genesis The Last Domino? tour

These have been exciting yet turbulent years for the touring circuit as many bands take to the road again only to meet with speed bumps in the […]

Ayrton Diablo impresses on Ghost: Nachricht von Sam tour

Ayrton was recently delighted to receive this message from lighting designer Phil Kong of Kong Design, Inc.: “We just used 20 Ayrton Diablo’s on Ghost: Nachricht von […]

Ayrton Perseo fixtures shine on Adele One Night Only, the artist’s CBS special from LA’s Griffith Observatory

It may never rain in southern California but it pays to be prepared because when it does, man, it pours. Full Flood Inc. Lighting Designer Noah Mitz […]

TAG Provides SJ Lighting Team with Ayrton Perseo and Domino Fixtures for Rolling Loud New York

Technical Arts Group (TAG), an industry leader in event production and premium production equipment rentals, provided SJ Lighting, Inc. of Westlake Village, California with IP65-rated Ayrton Perseo […]

Spanish Teatro de la Zarzuela counts on Ayrton: Ghibli and Levante-S to sculpt light

The iconic theatre in Madrid acquires Ayrton’s moving head LED spots to enhance the lighting of its space. The theatre has now eight Spot Ghibli and six […]