Bandit Lights Bonnaroo for Twelfth Year

Long time supporter of the music and arts festival, Bandit once again lights Bonnaroo.


Manchester, Tennessee – Bandit Lites was more than ready when more than 80,000music fans poured into the 700 acre siteknown affectionately as “The Farm” for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, an event Rolling Stone magazine has referred to as one of the “50 Events that Changed Rock and Roll.”  The four day music festival boasts more than 150 acts, including music legends, up-and-comers, comedians and DJs performing on one of the many stages.

This year’s acts included Jack Johnson, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, The Lumineers, Bjork, Wilco, Pretty Lights, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang Clan, Daniel Tosh, The National, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Passion Pit, The XX, Nas, Bob Saget, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men and Empire of the Sun.

Bandit Lites has proudly provided the lighting for Bonnaroo since its inception twelve years ago, working with many of the individual designers to meet their needs at the event within the framework of a “festival” system.

In keeping with Bonnaroo’s environmentally aware mission, Bandit included a total green lighting solution with GRNLite equipment, which both conserved energy and provided brilliant LED lighting. Equipment used included GRN Pars, GRN 8 Lites and GRN Moving Washes as well as Clay Paky Sharpys, VL3000 spots and Lycian M2 long throw spots.

Working with the many individual designers to meet their needs within the framework of a festival system, Bandit Lites’ crew consisted of Aaron Swetland, Steve Hoover, Jim Greenawalt and Jon Houle.

“We at Bandit really enjoy being involved with Bonnaroo,” said Bandit client representative and coordinator, Dizzy Gosnell. “It has become the benchmark for festivals in the new age of outdoor shows. It has been a privilege working with Hadden Hippsley and the entire team at Lambda Productions, including Steve Drymalski and Joel Carmichael. Their approach to every detail in the four day event has been proven to work, keeping both artists and fans coming back for more.”

About Bandit Lites, Inc.

Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you. 

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