Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival recently unveiled its new Atmosphere stage, featuring an immersive L-Acoustics L-ISA sound system.
Festival organisers We Are One World chose L-Acoustics L-ISA sound system to deliver an immersive musical experience for festival-goers.
Audio equipment supplier Phlippo Productions deployed over 600 L-Acoustics cabinets on six stages. “This content took full advantage of the L-ISA 20.1 surround system,” said director of L-ISA Labs, Sherif El Barbari. “Further effects were achieved in real time by Thomas van Hoepen from Noizboyz, using Q-LAB OSC capabilities to fire cues from the built-in L-ISA Snapshot engine for automated dynamic positioning and panning.”
The new Atmosphere stage is placed in a 32-metre high tent hung from a custom-built crane, a two kilometre long video net containing 120,000 LEDs stretched around its circumference, and a 20.1 L-ISA design, featuring an all-star line-up, including Adam Beyer, Eric Prydz, Sasha, Boris Brejcha, Sven Väth, Nina Kraviz and Richie Hawtin.
L-Acoustics had previously worked with Tomorrowland, having collaborated with Noizboys, the audio system designers of the festival since 2011. “When discussions began about creating an L-ISA area at Tomorrowland,” said Noizboyz Pieter Doms, “we were instantly excited to explore this cutting-edge technology with them, to learn new techniques and new ways of experiencing music.”
Business development manager for Phlippo Productions, Joost Machiels said: “L-ISA works incredibly well with the selection of music curated for The Atmosphere Stage and it was great to be able to play around with the technology during instrumental sections. At Phlippo, we are convinced that L-ISA gives added value and, as more specific content is prepared for it, it will continue to gain traction. I think there is a lot more to discover and that’s really exciting.”