Music Festival Business

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


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

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

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