D.A.S. Audio with Afrojack at H2O Fullmoon in Johannesburg
The famous Dutch music producer and DJ Afrojack recently visited South Africa to put on a more than two-hour show, using D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems to bring his brand of house music to over 20,000 Afrojack fans. The set formed part of the H2O Fullmoon, South Africa’s premiere outdoor electronic music event, celebrated in the Wild Waters water park in Boksburg, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. One of Africa’s biggest festivals, the H2O Fullmoon boasted a massive line-up of national and international DJs and live acts that took over the two stages set up at Wild Waters to help South Africa celebrate the full moon in style.
D.A.S. Audio product distributor in South Africa CES Live was called in to provide the sound for the huge event. Dylan Bridle, CES owner, counted on the collaboration of Kelmix Sound for the staging of the full moon festival and the professional sound company, with Kelton Kuntz at the helm, supplied the systems and handled the set up on both festival stages.
The main stage—set up at Wild Waters’ large wave pool—required powerful and reliable sound systems to cover the significant audience area, and Kelmix Sound rolled out the big guns: 16 large format D.A.S. Aero 50s were rigged in two clusters on either side of the stage in a typical left-right set up. Powered high-performance D.A.S. LX-218A subwoofer systems were ground-stacked in front of the stage in two blocks of 12 units on each side for low frequency support.
Side fill and front fill were taken care of by powered D.A.S. Aero 28A systems and their corresponding subwoofers. Lab.gruppen amps handled the power for the entire main P.A., while the sound techs from Kelmix Sound installed D.A.S. SLA-4000 amplifiers to supply signal power for system control and management.
A smaller second stage was set up in one of Wild Waters swimming pools, where the engineers opted to install the powered D.A.S. Aero 8A line array systems. A total of eight of these ultra-compact systems were flown in two groups of four units each on opposite sides of the stage in a left-right configuration. Eight D.A.S. Sub-218G subwoofers were brought in for low frequency support, and the sound team used the same Aero 28A set up for side fill at the second stage.