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DPS Touring Lights Up Coachella 2015

DPS Touring provided sound, LED video and lighting for 5 of Coachella 2015’s top billed performers including Fitz and the Tantrums, Nero, and Kaskade.

DPS Touring | Coachella 2015

How do you light up a California desert? With the best music and light shows on the planet! DPS Touring provided lighting for 5 of Coachella 2015’s top billed performers.

 

The Weeknd

The Weeknd closed out Coachella on Saturday April 11 and 18th. He busted out his cover of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love”, and at one point, he told the crowd “This is the greatest night of my entire life.” DPS provided all lighting and rigging for The Weeknd’s performance including Clay Paky Sharpy moving lights, Martin MAC Viper Profile Spots, MA Lighting GrandMA2 Full Size Lighting Console and a Martin Jem ZR44 Hi-Mass Fogger. Check it out here!

 

Kaskade

Sharing the main stage with headliners Drake, ACDC and Jack White, Kaskade played his biggest crowd yet. The DJ drew two of Coachella’s largest crowds (both weekends) for a solo artist in the festival’s history. DPS Touring worked with Kascasde to put on an amazing light show to accompany his set. We utilized top of the line lighting gear to wow Coachella EDM fans including an Ayrton – MagicBlade R moving lights kit, Clay Paky Sharpy (L6-20)MA Lighting GrandMA2 NPU console, and Solaris Flare RGBW LED Strobe. “My eyeballs popped out and my jaw dropped” claimed Kaskade, when he saw the amount of listeners both sets drew.

Experience the madness again here:

 

Fitz and the Tantrums

Confetti filled the air on Sunday, April 19th 2015 as Fitz and the Tantrums closed out the final night of the Outdoor Theatre at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

The Los Angeles neo-soul act played dance favorites such “L.O.V.” and “Money Grabber.” During the latter song, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick told the small but lively crowd that “we like to get down.” DPS Touring partnered with Fitz to create a light show to match the high energy of the band, with GLP Impression X4S LED Wash lights, and Martin MAC Viper Profile Spots (L6-20). Check out the dance party that ensued here!

 

Nero

Nero was one of the most talked about sets from the festival. Coming into Coachella on the campaign trail for their first album in five years, the trio absolutely smashed it. Utilizing the incredible production of the Outdoor stage, Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray were impeccable on the beats, and Alana Watson provided the acrobatic vocals and dramatics, coming together to put on an amazing performance. DPS Touring upped the ante by wotking with Nero’s lighting designer to create a superlative light show utilizing Martin MAC Viper AirFX, GLP Impression X4S LED Wash, and Solaris Flare RGBW LED Strobe

View a sampling of Nero’s set here:

 

Axwell and Ingrosso

Fresh off a stand-out main stage show at Ultra Music Festival in March, the Axwell and Ingrosso’s Coachella performance drew so many attendees that the drone cameras hovering above struggled to capture them all in one shot. The crowd seemed to especially embrace the theatrical live element of the show, which included surprise guest vocalists Salem al Fakir and Vincent Pontare, who appear on several Axwell & Ingrosso tracks, dressed in elaborate animal costumes (many assumed it was Australian band Empire of the Sun). DPS touring provided the lighting element, with gear including Vari*Lite VL3500 Wash FX (L6-20), Clay Paky Sharpy (L6-20), 8 x SXL 7000 – Syncrolite, Solaris Flare RGBW LED Strobe and a MA Lighting GrandMA2 NPU console.

See the full live set here:

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