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Astera provides social distancing solution for Delivered Live

Astera AX1 Pixel Tubes are doing their bit – both as energising effects luminaires and as practical lights – marking out the social distancing spaces – onstage at Delivered Live, a performance-based web streaming concept for music and comedy.

The 2.5 hour web show – broadcast weekly from The Studio at Harry The Hirer Productions’ HQ in Australia – is streamed every Saturday.

To light the show, Marcus Pugh, Delivered Live’s lighting designer – is using a variety of lighting fixtures including the Astera AX1s as well as Astera AX3 LightDrops and AX5 TriplePARs.

The event operates within strict social distancing guidelines, with a maximum of 10 people in the 250 square metre studio at any one time. A bespoke built stage offers separate areas for bands (up to a 6-piece) and comedians, each with their own personal space marked out with AX1s.

“The beauty of using them for this very important task as a visual barrier, is that they can also be fully incorporated into each performance as a lighting element,” explained Pugh. “Being wireless is an absolute perfect solution for this scenario in a relatively confined stage space… no mess or fussing with cables!”

Delivered Live is currently drawing around 20,000 viewers and selling more than 2,000 “tickets” each time.

The show is free to stream, and viewers are encouraged to donate the equivalent of an average gig or concert ticket if they can afford it, and the money is divided up between the participating artists and crew. Each act also nominates one person on their regular road crew plus their favourite performance venue to also receive a percentage of the funds.