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New quarter, new issue: Your May edition of Installation is available to read now!

Editor Rob Lane on this month's festivals-themed edition, with pro audio and lighting sustainability front and centre, along with features on 8K, AI and how SAVe is helping AV to go green

With Covid-19 now something of a fever dream for us all, and normality seemingly the new normal, the festivals circuit is gearing up for what promises to be a busy summer across the globe – with AV technology taking centre stage, for music-based events in particular.

This issue – see digital page-turner below – we take a good look at both pro audio and lighting sustainability for festivals, with two in-depth features discussing the AV technology deployed at some of the key events, and the challenges still facing organisers. We’ll take a further look at festivals – with reports on some of the UK’s field-based music celebrations – later in the year.

Elsewhere, we check out the growth of AI and machine learning in pro AV, and ask whether 8K is set to usurp 4K any time soon, in our displays tech feature. Finally for this month’s feature roster, Installation investigates the role of the SAVe – Sustainability in AV – initiative in helping the AV industry to become greener.

In addition to this month’s features, our regular look at the best new installations highlights champion case studies for Martin lighting, Sennheiser, AMX, Samsung, Qvest and Harman Professional audio. And our Movers & Shakers section unveils appointments for Peerless-AV, Absen, Digital Projection, Sony Professional, Kinly, Airtame and Clear-Com. We’ve also got top insights from Kinly, Biamp and Tech LED.

This Spring is set to be an important one for AV, following the success of ISE 2023 and Covid’s near-irrelevance, and with multiple festivals and this year’s InfoComm to come this Summer, 2023 could be AV’s best year yet!