Studiomaster and Carlsbro kit were in use across the site of the UK’s biggest metal festival, Bloodstock, during the four-day, four-stage event at Catton Park in Derbyshire in August.
The Hobgoblin New Blood Stage featured an array of Carlsbro backline, with assorted EVO tube heads and 4×12 cabs for guitars, and Viper heads, with 4×10 and 1×15 cabs, for bass. The Hobgoblin New Blood Stage hosted almost 40 bands over the four day event.
The stage area in the Serpent’s Lair VIP bar was powered by a 4K Studiomaster PA – featuring some of the latest Studiomaster self-powered cabs – while Carlsbro CSD130 electronic drum kits were scattered throughout the bar for VIPs to thrash around on – in silence!
Backstage at the main Ronnie James Dio Stage, the dressing room area featured “practice stations”– with various Carlsbro amps and electronic drum kits – for bands warming up for, or winding down from, their onstage performance.
Manager Patrick Almond says, “It’s great exposure for our brands. We aim to engage with our customer base beyond the normal retail channels… It’s a strategy that proved highly successful, once again, at Bloodstock; bringing us into contact with new artists, new customers and new ideas.”
This year’s festival headliners on the Ronnie James Dio Stage were Twisted Sister, Mastodon and Slayer.