Glastonbury, UK (August 26, 2004)–For the first time, Adamson loudspeakers were used at England’s Glastonbury Festival, the world’s biggest and longest-running alternative music and arts festival. East Anglia-based AudioLease, one of the latest sound companies to join Adamson’s worldwide Y-Axis partner network, supplied the sound reinforcement system for the festival’s JazzWorld stage.
The system was comprised of 32 Adamson Y-Axis Y10 line array loudspeakers (16 per side) controlled by XTA DP226 and DP224 digital loudspeaker processors and powered by Lab.gruppen FP 6400 amplification. A2 subs (2 x 18″ drivers), an AudioLease design, were used for low frequency extension.
Purchased through Sennheiser UK, AudioLease has had its Y10 rig out on a number of concert dates with artists including Sean Paul, Air and Hayley Westenra.
The diverse musical styles that were presented on Glastonbury’s JazzWorld stage ncluded Joss Stone, Toots and the Maytals, Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse and Bonnie Raitt.
AudioLease owner Steve Sunderland said that despite the rain that slowed down the festival’s set-up, “the Y10s were up in minutes and sounded awesome. None of the engineers using the stage had any negatives; they were all blown away.”
Adamson Systems Engineering