PLASA Focus: Leeds 2012

Today (December 15th) sees the launch of the fourth annual PLASA Focus: Leeds 2012 event, which is to be held on April 17-18th.

Taking place at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, the audio, video, lighting and staging technology event welcomes back long-standing exhibitors, such as White Light, Martin Audio, Martin Professional, J&C Joel, Shure, Avolites, Stage Electrics, Robe, Sennheiser, Hawthorn Theatrical and Clay Paky.

A raft of new exhibitors, including Bose, d&b audiotechnik, LSC Lighting Systems, Midas, Topdeck Stage Systems, Pete Smith Inspections, JoeCo, Amber Sound, Audio Logic, English Braids, Experience Lighting, Isophase Audio, The Lectern Company, Showtex, Smoke Factory, CLD Distribution, ADB, and Total Solutions will also be in attendance.

In total, 130 brands will exhibit across two halls, and details of a new two-day Professional Development Programme, which is free to attend, are set to be announced in early 2012.

Events manager Sophie Atkinson, commented: "Last year’s highlights included the art of mixing a show with renowned sound engineer Dave Swallow, and the story behind the renovation of the RSC’s theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. Next year we’ll be bringing you some of the region’s most exciting projects, presented by some of the industry’s most talented people. Watch this space."

2,000 members of the North’s entertainment technology community are expected to attend the April event. Visitors can register for free now to receive big announcements in the weeks ahead. Exhibitors wishing to take part can join a short waiting list by contacting at PLASA Events.