The Spooktacular held at Dorfold Hall show ground in the town of Nantwich is the UK's biggest fireworks event outside of London: This behemoth of an event attracts in excess of 7,000 people every year and just keeps getting bigger.
This years display was a 26 minute tribute to those who lost their lives fighting in the wars choreographed by the team at Blitz Fireworks - The display included a live bugle player, 10m tall soldier covered in beautiful lance work (fire rope to us mortals) and a sequence of land mines and flash pots timed perfectly to the sounds of battle.
A truly heart warming and emotional show this event constantly pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with fireworks this day and age.
With musical timing being such an important part of the show and a 7,000 strong audience, DD Music Group were brought in to deliver colossal sound at this years event.
The audience area is wide at approximately 125m as well as being 85m deep at the same time which can pose a challenge when you can't go too far into the firing site for the fireworks!
We used our brand new custom designed flying towers at 6m high to fly the RCF line array of which we used 8 boxes per side. Providing the devastating low end the team employed no less than 16 of our DD Music Group festival subs, giving us a total bass output of 28,000watts. To cover such a wide audience area with bass we used a modified end fire configuration to guide the distribution pattern to 160 degrees as we were restricted on stacking hight and a line configuration with 16 boxed would have given a horizontal coverage to narrow to reach the extremities of the crowd.
The sound was both impressively loud and crystal clear from audience front to back as well as side to side. We are looking forward to next years event where plans for a bigger AV incorporation into the show are already underway!
Watch this space, but for now enjoy the rest of the fireworks season and stay safe!