Apollo Lighting Service (Apollo) has been primarily involved in supplying event power and area / stage lighting for about 40 years and is widely regarded as the premier supplier to the industry. After leaving the prestigious theatre production company JC Williamson Ltd as Head Lighting Designer and Chief Electrician, AW (Bill) Everett worked with various partners until starting Apollo Lighting Service in 1977. Based in Hindmarsh South Australia, Apollo has been involved with most of the large outdoor events in South Australia. These include Womad and Tour Down Under (both since their inceptions), The Australian International 3 Day Event (Horse Trials), Schutzenfest, Clipsal 500 (Stage area), Carols by Candlelight, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide City Council’s New Years Eve, and Australia Day celebrations.
Apollo’s professionalism and dedication to a high standard of work has led to opportunities to work with some of the highest profile touring events and concerts from the Beatles in 1964 to ACDC in 2015. Along with the recent One Direction and Sting/Paul Simon concerts Apollo has provided Electrical and Site Lighting services to artists and events including Rolling Stones, U2, Andre Rieu, ParkLife, Big Day Out, Soundwave, Foo Fighters (2012 & 2015) and KISS.
Apollo understands that events need to be delivered on time, and in a cost effective manner. Apollo’s experience in planning power supply and lighting solutions for events ensures a time efficient, economically viable and environmentally conscious outcome.
Apollo Lighting Service is an Accredited Master Electrician and a member of the Electrical Contractors Association as well as Business SA. Apollo’s WHS policy was first developed in 1991 and is reviewed on a regular basis, utilising ME Safety as the provider of our current safety system conforming to the requirements of AS/NZS4801. Apollo is currently working towards the full implementation of AS/NZS14001 Environmental Management System and completing ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System accreditation.
Due to the seasonal nature of the Event Industry, Apollo employs a large number of casual electricians and trade assistants, many of whom have worked with us for a number of years. The casual staff are headed up by our Operations Manager and the team of full-time Project Managers who are all also qualified Electricians and are backed up by our office staff, some of whom have moved indoors after being part of the service provision team. This ensures that Apollo, staff at all levels, have a great understanding of the demands and requirements of events. Apollo places great importance on developing the potential of it’s employees through continuous training and providing experience in all areas of event electrical, project management and leadership. The 125+ years of event specific experience held by Apollo’s senior staff is further enhanced by the apprenticeship and work experience opportunities that Apollo offers.
Apollo’s systems for the successful installation, commissioning, maintenance and removal of event services have been developed over many years and include an extensive review of our customer’s requirements, based on the scope of works provided, site plans, schedules, and meetings to ensure that all of the event’s needs are understood and to incorporate any alterations required. Apollo then plans it’s schedule of works, and develops KPIs, staff rosters and performance reviews to ensure sufficient resources are provided to implement that schedule.
All work installed and all equipment supplied by Apollo Lighting Service complies with the ELECTRICITY ACT, AS/NZS3000:2007 (Wiring Rules) and AS/NZS3002:2008 (Shows and Carnivals) Electrical Standards, SA Power Networks’ Service Rules and any other applicable Standards, Regulations and Rules. Most of Apollo’s equipment has been built or modified in-house to exacting standards to ensure suitability for the demands of temporary event work. Apollo’s extensive experience in planning and installing temporary electrical and lighting systems ensures a successful, safe and dependable outcome.
Apollo have chosen to work with Aggreko as their Generator and Lighting Tower partner for events. Aggreko are a world class supplier of temporary power supply and temperature control solutions, and have been involved in some of the largest events in the world including the London and Beijing Olympics and the Soccer World Cup. Aggreko’s extensive experience in the field ensures the highest quality of equipment and technical support.
By appointing Apollo Lighting Service as the electrical supplier to your event you will receive a world class electrical and lighting solution that is on-time, safe, reliable and cost effective.