The inaugural "VDubs In The Valley" festival took place in the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth in September, bringing classic VW vehicles of all types to the riverside town. Launching with an expected attendance of 500, in the end 1250 people came through the gates. When the task of planning the technical solutions for the live music stage, organiser Garry Aulton turned to Revolution Audio. Despite being based in the south-west, we have worked in Bridgnorth on many occasions before, most recently providing full technical production for the town's carnival relaunch in 2013. So highly regarded was our work on this occasion, Garry knew he could trust Revolution Audio to deliver high quality, reliable solutions for his new festival.
The event brought together artists from a large number of genres. Daniel Seth Trio, Savannah, Rhi Moore, Booyaka, Fortunate Sons, Cooper and Davies, Under The Fridge and The Coopers all entertained the enthusiastic crowd, and all were highly complimentary of the systems and crew provided by Revolution Audio.
Production planning for the event - held in a picturesque riverside setting just outside of the town centre - began many weeks before the event, with detailed preparation performed by Joel Nichols and James Doney, FOH and Monitor Engineers for the event, to ensure maximum efficiency on the day of the event, where load in times and stage changeovers were extremely short.
Our HK Audio Projector system was fulfilled its usual role as the FOH system, and despite the open space, the system performed excellently, giving clear, smooth coverage and plenty of level and detail, even in the more demanding low frequencies. Mixing was split between a Soundcraft Si Compact 32 at Front of House, and an Allen and Heath Qu-16 performing monitor mixing duties. A VDC 48-Way Split System was used to distribute the inputs between the two consoles, which were both equipped with CAT5 Digital Stageboxes.
Stage Monitoring was provided by four RCF Art 310A cabinets, and three DB Technologies M10-2s. Sennheiser E945 and Shure Beta 58A vocal microphones were used alongside a large collection of instrument models from Shure, Audix and Audiotechnica. Revolution Audio also provided full power planning and distribution for the stage area.
Organisers, artists and members of the public were all extremely complimentary on the quality of sound and efficiency of production new achieved, and we look forward to working further with the "VDubs In The Valley" team to help develop the event even further in years to come.
Revolution Audio offers full Audio Production for events of all sizes and types, ranging from festivals like this to intimate acoustic nights. We also provide solutions for Corporate, Wedding and Worship customers. Equipment Hire, Live Recording and Consultation services are also offered. To find out how we can be a part of your next event, just Get In Touch with us and one of our team will be delighted to talk to you.