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Wind breaks at Glastonbury

Production News
24 July 2019

WORKING at Glastonbury Festival (cap. 147,500) with Pyramid Stage headliners such as Kylie, Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, audio provider RG Jones assembled an array of 72 MLA loud speakers by Martin Audio, arranged in four main hangs.

A further four MLA Compact arrays, flown from the stage’s proscenium arch provided infill. Eight delay positions positioned in an inner and outer ring, comprising MLA and MLA Compact arrays, spread coverage across the field while a “massive” heart-shaped array of 38 MLX subwoofers ran the width of the stage for sub-bass support.

Dealing with the wind, artiste’s engineers say they were pleased with the system’s performance. Davy Ogilvy for Tom Odell, says, “I expected the sound to get blown away but all the power stayed there.” George Ezra’s Mike Timm adds, “I was really impressed with how it held up in the wind, it sounded great and the low end was good.” RG Jones also supplied sound for the West Holts, Block Nine and Genosys areas.

Meanwhile fellow audio provider SWG installed a Martin Audio W8LC system at The Park Stage, programmed by festival co-organiser Emily Eavis, with artistes such as the Foals and Vampire Weekend.

It also deployed a full-size MLA system to the 7,000 capacity John Peel Stage, for artistes including The Streets, Interpol and Sean Paul, via sub-contractor Stage Audio Services.

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