Napa Valley, CA (July 11, 2017)—While it had a famously rocky start five years ago, the BottleRock Napa Valley festival has matured like a fine wine, turning into one of the top festivals in the country. This year’s edition, which presented the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, and Modest Mouse and others across Memorial Day Weekend, saw Los Angeles/San Francisco-based Delicate Productions return once again to provide audio for multiple sites, including the Miner Family Winery stage, where it fielded a VUE Audiotechnik house and monitor system.
The all-VUE setup encompassed al-Class line arrays, h-Class monitors and subs, as well as a bevy of VUEDrive Systems Engines providing all the loudspeaker power and processing. The main FOH system consisted of two hybrid CST arrays, each with eight large-format al-12 elements and two medium-format al-8 elements under hung for near field coverage. Rounding out the system were VUE hm-212 and hm-112 stage monitors, while a pair of h-15 two-way boxes atop hs-28 subwoofers delivered side fill.
For low frequency support, Delicate deployed 15 VUE hs-221 dual 21-inch Infrasonic ACM subwoofers. The subs were positioned along the front of the stage in five groups of three units each. Each group was arranged in a cardioid directional configuration, with two facing forward and one backward to limit the amount of low frequency spillover on stage.
Working from an Avid VENUE Profile console, Delicate’s Sebastian Poux served as house mixer for the stage. Monitorworld was looked after by Lindsay Smith, who had a Yamaha PM5D console at her disposal.
Performers on the Miner Family Winery stage this year included Doobie Decibel System, The California Honeydrops, Bob Moses, Allunageorge, Parade of Lights, Elephant Revival, Con Brio, Charles Bradley and Giraffage, Mavis Staples, Chris Shiflett, and Galactic.