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Adlib supplies full production to Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019

Glasgow's Summer Sessions 2019 drew in over 100,000 festival-goers to see three major headliners: The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975

Foo Fighters – Photo by Steve Sroka

Adlib supplied the full production – audio, lighting, video, and rigging – to the DF Concerts for the 2019 edition of Glasgow Summer Sessions (August 16-25) in Bellahouston Park, which attracted over 100,000 festival-goers to witness three incredible headliners: The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975.

The project was coordinated from Glasgow’s Scottish Office by Chris Neary and Craig Hamilton who created a production visual and audio design that also accommodated each of the headliner’s own productions, for instance, providing The Cure’s four-truss ‘house’ rig. 

A ‘classic’ L-Acoustics system design was implemented for the event, which included a mix of L-Acoustics K1 and K2, with a combination of 24 K1s and 24 K2s making up the main and side left-and-right hang. KARA was used for all the necessary infills, outfills and lip fills, and 36 L-Acoustics KS28 subs were arrayed across the width of the stage for even coverage. Four delay hangs were made up of 24 K2 speakers. 

The ‘house’ consoles were DiGiCo SD12s for both FOH and monitors – with five supplied in total including a spare system.

The Cure – Photo by Steve Sroka

All of the headliner’s stage systems were self-contained and several other bands brought some sort of audio package, many with their own IEM systems, all of which were facilitated by Adlib’s crew. 16 Adlib MP5 wedges were also available for those using the house monitor system.

Audio crew chief Andy Russell shared the crew chiefing role on-site with Adlib’s Marc Peers, working with an audio crew of James Coghlan, Aaron Grieg, Kliener, Keiran Lowrie and Martijn Van Renterghem.

Adlib has provided full production for a number of large-scale live events this summer, including indie-pop star George Ezra’s UK and world tour, legendary Ska band The Specials’ UK tour, and ’80s classics Daryl Hall and John Oates’ world tour.