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Stormzy audio engineer to present at PLASA Focus Leeds

In addition to multiple other programme highlights, Stormzy's FOH audio engineer Raphael Williams will explain how he will achieve the perfect sound for the grime star's Glastonbury headline slot

PLASA Focus Leeds, taking place from May 14-15, has announced further additions to its event programme, including Stormzy’s front-of-house audio engineer, Raphael Williams.

In preparation for Stormzy’s upcoming headline appearance at Glastonbury Festival, and in association with Soundcraft, Williams will explain how he will achieve the perfect sound for the grime star. Having worked previously with Tinie Tempah, Williams will also give a comprehensive overview of his approach to audio mixing.

For lighting professionals who have been following the Ecodesign proposals, ETC’s technical director Adam Bennette will deliver a seminar unpacking the complex EU legislation. By explaining what’s happened so far and what the forecast looks like, this seminar will be important for those who deliver lighting for stage and studio.

An introduction to National Event Lifting Training (NELT) will be presented by PLASA during the show in preparation for its launch in Autumn. The course has been carefully crafted for the needs of those who use lifting equipment or employ those who do.

Health & Safety consultant Tom Goode will deliver a session all about Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. This dive into CDM will address how the regulations apply to various roles across the entertainment industry.

As part of a series on mental health, PLASA will chair a panel of industry leaders to discuss recent outcomes of their respective mental health programmes, how they each plan to support for employees and students going forward, and how individuals and companies can play their part in this important issue.

Previously announced seminars include the record-breaking audio installation at the Royal Albert Hall, wireless audio in a post-700MHz world, Dante certification, and the latest IET Wiring Regulations and Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.

Furthermore, the Rigger’s Forum recently announced they will be discussing training personnel and meeting regulatory requirements on site.

Running throughout the show in specially controlled environments, visitors can enjoy live audio demonstrations from leading manufacturer KV2 Audio.

PLASA Focus Leeds is running from May 14-15 at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. To register for your free ticket and sign up for seminars visit