Music Festival Business
 

GLP Lights Up Rock In Rio Fest

Date: 11/20/2014

With crowds of up to 350,000 people swarming Lisbon’s Parque da Bela Vista for the Rock in Rio festival, German lighting company bright! GmbH had to be sure the main Palco Stage could support the performances of headlining acts The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age.  MORE


Freq’Ender Dances With Martin Audio

Date: 11/20/2014

Expo Av-Insync (EAI) recently provided full technical production for the first-ever Freq’ender dance festival in Singapore, specifying a Martin Audio MLA system for the two-day event.  MORE


The Comfort of Consistency: Incorporating In-Ear Monitor Technology to the Festival World

Date: 10/23/2014

It’s arguable that wireless in-ear monitor (IEM) technology has improved live music performances, thus festival audio production, in more ways than any other gear-based trend over the past two decades—and that’s saying something, as digital mixers, digitally-controlled line arrays and networking/system control technologies have progressed by leaps and bounds within the same time period.  MORE


Salzbrenner Captures Salzburg Fest

Date: 10/23/2014

For this year’s Salzburg Festival, soundscape director Andreas Kriegenburg directed the new production of “Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg,” which required equipment and engineers that could respond to a high number of cues and microphone signals.  MORE


Controlling Frequencies At Lollapalooza

Date: 10/23/2014

Chicago’s Lollapalooza, one of the year’s top music festivals organized by C3 Presents, hired Frequency Coordination Group (FCG) to coordinate wireless throughout the iconic three-day festival. Since its founding by RF specialist Brooks Schroeder in early 2013, FCG has earned a solid reputation for successfully managing the wireless needs of some of the most challenging installations and events.  MORE


Lighting Up Coachella

Date: 09/18/2014

If you think that the production sound crew at a festival such as Coachella has a busy time, spare a thought for the lighting team. “Our day is 24 hours,” reports Jamie Jensen, lighting design director for the main stage at both Coachella Festival and Stagecoach, its country music twin, since 2012.  MORE


Neumann Captures Aspen Music Festival

Date: 09/18/2014

Since 1949, The Aspen Music Festival and School has been one of the most famous classical music festivals in the world, hosting more than 350 performances between June and August each year.  MORE


L-Acoustics Rocks Primavera Festival

Date: 09/18/2014

Barcelona’s annual Primavera Festival is one of the country’s largest, boasting over 100,000 attendees for the event. This year, longtime Primavera audio provider Twin Cam Audio specified L-Acoustics for five of the festival's seven stages. Twin Cam's technical director, Juan Cid, worked hand-in-hand with L-Acoustics touring application engineer Frédéric Bailly to jointly design all five stages.  MORE


Digico Powers Summerfest Once Again

Date: 09/18/2014

Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest, boasting 11 stages and more than 800 national and regional acts performing over an 11-day span, once again tapped Clearwing Productions to provide the audio for the festival.  MORE


SSL Goes To WOMAD

Date: 08/21/2014

Solid State Logic’s new iLive consoles made a debut at the 34th annual World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAND) festival, provided by Brittania Row Productions Ltd. The two consoles were used for FOH services at the main Open Air Stage and at WOMAD’s new Society of Sound marquee.  MORE


Ode To Blues Festival Hits Bangalore

Date: 08/21/2014

A complete Harman Professional live sound system supported the fourth annual Ode to the Blues Festival in India, with a variety of JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifier systems and Soundcraft consoles powering the Robert Johnson and Roots Blues Stages.  MORE


Pink Noise Takes On Festival Cubano

Date: 08/21/2014

The annual Festival Cubano, held in Chicago from August 15 to 17, tapped the services of Chicago’s Pink Noise to provide the sound reinforcement. This year’s lineup for Festival Cubano included Frankie Ruiz, Eddie Santiago, Falardo Jr., El Gran Combo and the African-Cuban funk band Palo. The concerts drew crowds of over 25,000.  MORE


Avid Everywhere Supports Gent Jazz Fest

Date: 08/21/2014

Avid was chosen as an exclusive partner of the 2014 Gent Jazz Festival’s Garden Stage live sound workflow—a move which the manufacturer says highlighted its Avid Everywhere concept based on the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Jazz artists including Michael Kiwanuka, Melanie De Biasio and Gabriel Rios used Avid S3L live sound systems to deliver live performances at the festival. Through the Avid MediaCentral Platform, opportunities for future monetization of performance content were also offered to the festival's artists and producers.  MORE


Adamson Powers Stairway To Heaven Festival

Date: 08/21/2014

The Stairway to Heaven Festival debuted this year in Krasnodar, Russia, with sound reinforcement company Live Master providing an Adamson Engergia system for the stage.  MORE


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


 
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