Oslo, Norway (November 9, 2004)–Audio One was recently chosen to be the live audio supplier for the first ever Nordic Music Awards. Held at the Oslo Spektrum and broadcast live on Scandinavian television, the show featured international artists such as Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Kylie Minogue, Westlife and Brian McFadden. A sizable Alcons Audio ribbon line array PA was used for the event.
The Nordic Music Awards is a “to-be-held-yearly” event for Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where national and international artists are chosen in different categories, such as “Best International Female Artist,” “Best Nordic Band,” etc.
With an audience of around 9,000, the event was sold out, meaning a large sound system was required to adequately cover the whole audience listening area. The Spektrum is a very wide and steep seated venue, so to have an even SPL coverage was a challenge. Audio One put together a system consisting of 78 Alcons LR16 line array cabinets, 16 flown LR16B bass cabinets and 12 ground-stacked BF362 subs, powered by ALC controller-amplifiers. The two front clusters consisted of 24 LR16 plus 8 x LR16B, while 15 LR16 cabinets were flown as side clusters. The large Alcons system was comprised of the inventory of Audio One and fellow “The Ribbon Network” member, Electrosound from Sweden.
The Nordic Music Awards 2005 will take place in the city of Stockholm, Sweden.