Night & Day Café Lighting

night and day



The Night and Day Café is one of Manchester’s most established music venue. It’s host to tens of thousands of different artists over it’s 20 year plus lifespan, from jazz, rock, techno and electronica.

The owners contacted Hollowsphere AV to rejuvenate their tired lighting system.

We obliged by stripping out all the old par cans and cabling and replacing it with a fresh LED based system.

It comprises of four of the MKII Showtec Phantom moving head spots, Prolights Lumipar slim pars and battens which provide red, green, bluem white, amber and UV wash, some Prolights pinspots, an Antari Hazer and a DMX desk.


The results have been excellent.

Pop down to Night and Day to check it out.

Hollowsphere AV provides sound and light for The Barnaby Festival


This year the organiser’s of the Macclesfield Barnaby Festival have asked us to provide sound and lighting production for their core events, held in the beautiful St Michael’s Church.

St Michaels

As you can see from the photo it’s quite a large church. After a site visit we’ve decided to use a KV2 audio system of 2 x ESD 12 top speakers and ES1.8 subwoofers up front, with four of our new NOVA acoustic VS8 delay speakers to the rear of the church. For the mix we’ve chosen our reliable and trustworthy Allen and Heath QU16 digital mixer with D snake and AR168 stagebox running on CAT5.

Lighting will need to be discrete therefore we will use 4 metre uprights on tank traps, fitted with Source four junior zoom profiles, wash function will be with Prolights 12UQPRO’s and a spot of minimal eye candy with two Showtec Phantom 50 moving head spots, all controlled by Avolites Titan.

If you can make it down you can see a performance by John Bramwell, plus talks by the Professor Brian Cox, Tim OBrien, Owen Jones & Nick Robinson.

Barnaby Festival is from 17th till 26th June, link to the website here.

If you need professional live sound for your event call Hollowsphere AV on 0161 636 7547