Music Festival Business

SSL Live Joins Killers For Fests

Date: 07/22/2014

Following their 2013 Battle Born world tour, the Las Vegas-based band The Killers continue their tour circuit, making appearances at a number of music festivals this summer in North America and the U.K. Along for the ride is the band’s FOH engineer, Kenny Kaiser, who uses an SSL Live console to mix the band.  MORE

Martin Audio Takes On Glastonbury

Date: 07/18/2014

Martin Audio’s Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) made its Glastonbury debut this year, with the system deployed on the Pyramid Stage at the festival.  MORE


Date: 07/02/2014

Whether it’s Coachella, Lollapalooza or SXSW, you’d be hard-pressed to find a major music festival that doesn’t feature larger-than-life video displays accompanying performers on stage.  MORE


Date: 07/02/2014

With multiple musical acts gracing each stage, a constantly changing lineup of microphones, DIs and backline are juggled.  MORE

Sound Of Thunder At Moogfest

Date: 05/28/2014

For 2014’s Moogfest, an annual celebration of electronic technology, art, science and music festival based on the vision of analog synth pioneer Bob Moog, tapped Thunder Audio for the festival’s main stage at the US Cellular Center’s 2,431-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.  MORE

Sound Works Tapped For Philfest

Date: 05/27/2014

Northwestern University’s annual Philfest, a collaboration between A&O Productions and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development (SEED), tapped Frankfort, IL-based Sound Works Productions to provide audio production for the festival.  MORE

Digico Supports Merlefest

Date: 05/27/2014

Country music stars Alan Jackson and Merle Haggard, as well as bluegrass icons Dr. Ralph Stanley and Ricky Skaggs, were among the 130 acts performing at Merlefest 2014, using a number of DiGiCo consoles for their performances over the four day event.  MORE

Aviom Added On Spring Harvest Festival

Date: 05/23/2014

For this year’s German Spring Harvest Festival, a six-day event that draws together more than 3,000 evangelical Christians, and over 300 artists, speakers and volunteers, an Aviom personal mixing system was used to help with the band performances.  MORE

Rave Comes Of Age

Date: 05/22/2014

By Steve Harvey. Described variously as "The New Rock and Roll," “the rave wave” and “new rave,” EDM—electronic dance music—has become a major moneymaker in the United States in recent years. “DJs are the new rock stars, and I think that everyone in the production industry needs to treat them as such,” says Scott Ciungan, operations manager, Burst Sound & Lighting Systems, in Detroit, MI.  MORE

Facing The Wireless Spectrum Cataclysm

Date: 05/02/2014

The CMA Music Festival Fan Fair has been a country music staple since its inception in 1972. With each year’s show growing bigger than the one before, the 2013 Festival brought together more than 450 artists and celebrities, more than 200 hours of performances on 11 stages, and attracted more than 80,000 fans to the four-day event in Nashville, TN. While some of country music’s biggest stars performed at the festival, there was plenty of activity behind the scenes that live audiences and TV viewers at home were never privy to, as audio engineers and RF/frequency coordinators orchestrated the hundreds of wireless audio units required to pull off a festival of this magnitude.  MORE

Sxswfm Adds Audio-Technica

Date: 04/30/2014

SXSWfm, the dedicated online radio station for the South by Southwest Music Festival, used a number of microphones and headphones from Audio-Technica during the broadcasts.  MORE

Webcasting Festivals

Date: 04/30/2014

"I first webcast a music festival in August 2005 at the inaugural Lollapalooza Chicago,” says Hank Neuberger, Grammy-winning founder of Springboard Productions. “The promoter called and said, ‘We’re starting a festival in Chicago; we’re calling it Lollapalooza, and one of our sponsors, AT&T, would like to webcast it. Do you know how to do that?’ I took a deep breath and said, ‘sure.’”  MORE

Bonnaroo, Red Bull Team For Studio

Date: 04/30/2014

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) recently announced a long-term partnership to bring RBMA Bass Camp and an after-hours RBMA Stage to the festival grounds through 2018. As part of the partnership, Red Bull Music Academy will create a special village for the Bass Camp, which will be outfitted with permanent recording studios and living spaces for participants.  MORE


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