Having been part of PBR’s event production for the last 7 years, The (Great Northern) Newcastle Invitational is a sentimental favourite, happening right here in our home town. This year saw a substantial increase in Forefront’s production footprint for the event, providing all the audio and lighting components, along with the usual LED screen for video reinforcement.

Former Lighting Director & Newly appointed PBR Production Manager, Michael “Simmo” Simpson, continues to look to Forefront as a one-stop-production-shop, having built a solid working relationship over years of reliable and professional service. The continuity of quality equipment and experience made for another spectacular event before a sell-out crowd in the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Here is a few words the PBR team had to say about their partnership with Forefront.


Equipment Used


Nexo 18 x STM M28 line array cabinets
Nexo 8 x STM S118 sub cabinets
Nexo 6 x PS15r2 cabinets
Nexo NX4x4 amplification
Digico S31 console
Sennheiser G3 EW500 series Wireless microphones
Sennheiser G3 series In Ear Monitors


GrandMA2 Light console
12 x Martin Mac Quantum LED Profile fixtures
8 x Martin Mac MH11 moving beam fixtures
8 x Martin Mac 101 moving wash fixtures
8 x GLP Impression 120rz Moving LED Wash fixtures
8 x Pixapanel Octastrobe LED Strobe FX


7m x 4m Pixapanel T5 Led Video Panel Screen
2 x Pixapanel Novastar LED Processor
Ezicom Wired Comms system
ComStar Wireless Comms system