Full production for Audlem Party on The Park 2021.
For over a decade, the small village of Audlem in Cheshire has held a large scale event annually on their public park. Attended each year by thousands of residents from the local area the event has grown to a capacity of more than 4,000 attendees. To handle the increasing need for a higher level of production DD Music Group were brought in for 2021 to deliver the show the right way.
We chose to provide the event with an RCF HDL20a line array system comprising of 8 boxes per side, as these boxes sound fantastic and deliver high SPL in a compact, active enclosure. Using EASE Focus modelling software we chose to deploy an arced line sub configuration, using 12 of our own 4,000watt DD Festival Subs horn loaded with Void V1000 18" drivers.
Hanging from the existing stage structure angles for the line array were calculated using RCF's own software companion and the whole system was time aligned and tuned by our head of audio on site using SMAART 8 to ensure that everything sounded it's very best.
Although the RCF HDL20a is an active box, the whole system was driven, tuned and protected using a Full Fat Audio Matrix DSP which the team is then able to remote monitor and adjust settings using a network infrastructure from anywhere on site.
FOH and Monitors were controlled independently with our MIDAS Pro Series using an analog split rack and two DL251 digital stage boxes. Using a DN9650 network converter; Front of House was connected to our Waves Multirack server for real time, latency free plugin processing of incoming signals.
Our lighting system for this years event was designed to cater for a reduced load capacity in the roof of the stage system; With most of the events lighting package having to be ground based we chose to use a number of Martin Mac Aura moving head washes in the roof and a mix of Elumen8 9RE Beam fixtures, 24 Element Pixel bars and Martin Mac Aura's on truss structures on stage.
Control was provided by a Chamsys console and programmed overnight the day before the event.
"A fantastic way to celebrate the end of lockdown"
The festival took place the week after all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the UK, having been rescheduled from earlier in the year. DD Music Group director Sam said
"This was special event to be a part of, as the festival is very community focussed it was heartwarming to see everybody enjoying themselves after a very tough year. I'm glad that we played our part in delivering a fantastic show and we look forward to coming back in 2022"