CONTROLLING OFF-site sound in a residential area was among the key challenges for the audio providers at 40,000-capacity All Points East, which saw Nick Cave, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bjork and LCD Sound System perform in London’s Victoria Park.
Invited by production company LarMac LIVE to design systems for the seven-stage event, Capital Sound deployed a Martin Line Array (MLA) rig for the main stage, hanging 13 enclosures and an MLD Downfill each side, with additional subwoofers and front-fills.
According to Capital’s Dan Fathers, the MLA allowed him to reach audio levels of 101 dBA for Nick Cave, while remaining below the off-site threshold of 75dBA. Also deployed were three delay positions, with two masts of MLA Compact enclosures (respectively six and 12) and a third delay of 12 W8LM MLA elements.
“The PA was fantastic, with all the headroom we required,” says Cave’s front-of-house engineer Matt Crosbie.
The second stage featured 10 MLA and an MLD Downfill on each flank, with 11 MLX in a broadside sub array. Six W8LM provided front fill and a further six formed the delay mast.