Following a successful last-minute switch to them for Lady Gaga’s South By Southwest performance in Austin, TX, Chauvet’s Nexus lighting panels once again proved their versatility during Indio Valley, CA’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this month. The Coachella’s massive Outdoor Theater featured 36 of Chauvet’s Nexus 4×4 panels, with 60 other units spread amongst the festival’s campgrounds.
As at last month’s SXSW, lighting design was handled by Visions Lighting’s Todd Robert and Brandon Dunning. The pair cited the reliability of the Nexus units for the festival’s challenging conditions—which included 40 mile-per-hour winds and 100 degree temperatures—and their intense visual output.
Roberts spoke of their usefulness in the campgrounds, saying:
“We had four Nexus 4 x 4 panels set up on 15 oil derricks located in the campgrounds. Each Nexus panel replaced four pars that we had on those derricks last year. Here, as on the stage, the panels were very reliable.”