Thunder on a Hill – HOG Rally

A large number of Australian Harley Fanatics rode from all corners of Australia to celebrate the 22nd Australian National HOG Rally in Canberra late last year. Nearly 1,500 members of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) joined in on the festivities over the three day meet and celebration held in the ACT. The production for the big weekend party ‘Thunder on the Hill’ was organised and delivered by Elite Sound and Lighting, who supplied all the lighting, visual and audio technology.

thunder on the hill

The centrepiece of the concert stage which was designed for the legendarily Richard Clapton’s performance, was a VuePix L series screen.The 10mm pixel pitch modular screen was utilised for some great visual background effects. All of the displayed content was streamed from an ArKaos A30 Media server through a Vision Pro HD processor and DMX controlled via ChamSys Maxi Wing and Tablet PC.

Richard Clapton didn’t disappoint, singing his iconic hits and adding some new ones to the playlist as well. With Australian music history making act Axiom, Bailey Judd, Rock Monsters and Masterpiece and the Margaritas rocking the stage the other nights, the large crowd of Harley Fans were dancing and celebrating to the beat of classic rock songs throughout the whole long weekend.

The HOG Rally was finished in traditional style with a Thunder Run on Sunday, with all the club members riding in procession on their Harleys through the streets of Canberra, ending at Gold Creek Village with an outstanding Show and Shine bike show.

Thunder on a Hill – HOG Rally

Bass in the Place, Canberra

Bass in the Place provided an explosive countdown to 2013 for all Canberra locals, who came in force to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2012 with their friends and neighbours at Garema place. Presented by the ACT Government, the all ages dance party showcased the best in local & interstate artists and was a great kick start to the New Year.

Local stars, VJ Insan3 and DJ Rush started the Top 50 2012 songs countdown, before DJ Rawson dominated the dance floor with his creativity and skills behind the decks. DJ stars Chris Fraser & Timmy Trumpet followed spinning some of the biggest dance hits of the year untill late into the evening.


Production for this year was entrusted to Elite Sound and Lighting – Canberra’s leading audiovisual production and installation specialist. The stage featured VuePix E series 12mm screens (90 panels together) as a main visual / video element of the shows. The content for those was run by an ArKaos A30 Media server and rendered through Vision Pro HD Video Processor.


The Stage lighting included some of Robe latest release products 7nd 16x MMX Spot, 16x 600LEDWash & 8x 100 LEDBeam. These were accompanied by16 x SDV Giga Strobes for high intensity strobe effects. The entire rig was controlled by various ChamSys Lighting consoles which included the MQ200 Pro for LX control and MQ100 Expert for screen control.

The midnight fireworks were perfect finish to the event, welcoming the new year in with style.