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Vauxhall V-Arena votes for Van Damme

The arena, at Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth, also features d&b audiotechnik sound reinforcement

Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth, East Anglia, UK, has invested over £300,000 (€414,000) into its new V-Arena music and entertainment venue, which features a d&b audiotechnik sound system and VDC Trading Van Damme cabling.

The 2,000-capacity V-Arena also incorporates two two independent Van Damme multicore systems. The first comprises a 48-way analogue multicore with a separate eight-way return, VDM multi-pin connectors at both ends and a VDC splitter system flightcased for monitors. Running alongside the analogue system is a digital system to accommodate most digital desks as and when required – including all the break-out leads to match desks and stage boxes.

The other system, installed for the park’s own Dolby Pro Logic sound system, is also analogue/digital but with a further split from stage to backstage, enabling the FOH desk to be operated from backstage. It consists of a Van Damme 24-way multicore with a separate eight-way return – again with VDM multi-pin connectors – with the stage covered by a 12-way stage box on multi-pin connectors.

Vauxhall Holiday Park required the installation to be totally hidden, and the only items visible are cleverly concealed boxes at each end with a lockable door when not in use.

Roger Leggett, director of Reboss Services, who installed the cable, says: “For me, VDC Trading construct totally reliable cables, connectors and assemblies which are not cheap but give outstanding service and value for money. The support provided by VDC’s Anne Gardiner and Adam Jafrabadi was outstanding. That level of dedication is rare in any of the other market leaders.”

Upcoming events at the arena include a ’70-themed glam weekender with Showaddywaddy, Brotherhood of Man and Mud this month, ska and mod weekender SKAmouth in November and a Christmas party, among others.
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