Eastbourne Air Festival
D.A.S. Event Line Array systems at the Eastbourne Air Festival
D.A.S. Audio Event Line Array systems recently made their debut at the United Kingdom’s thrilling Eastbourne Air Festival. Celebrated annually in southern England’s coastal town of Eastbourne, the four-day airshow offers a spectacular line-up including military jets, helicopters and parachutists, topped off this year by a performance by the British group Scouting for Girls on the event’s magnificent stage.
East Sussex-based company Accord AV, with Technical Partner Ian Goatcher at the helm, was called in to handle not only the sound for the event but the lighting and rigging of the stage as well. After analysing the particular challenges of the venue, the team opted to deploy a D.A.S. professional sound reinforcement system to ensure flawless sound for the 12,000 fans that came out to see the Scouting for Girls concert and the spectacular fireworks display that followed.
The D.A.S. professional sound reinforcement system rolled out by the Accord AV team featured 12 Event 210A powered line array systems flown in two hangs of six units per side. These systems were augmented by six Event 218A powered subwoofers and four high-performance LX-218CRA subwoofers, distributed in two blocks on either side of the stage for the crucial low frequency punch.
Eight of the ultra-compact Aero 8A powered line array systems were also employed to ensure outstanding coverage for the concert’s down-in-front fans. The system was rounded out by two DSP-2060A digital signal processors, which managed and controlled the entire system.
Accord AV was thrilled with the positive feedback received from a number of sound engineers impressed with the exceptional clarity and throw of the D.A.S. Event Line Array systems. The Accord AV technical team itself was no less impressed with the combined response of the Event Line Array systems, with their effective rigging system, and the easy-to-use D.A.S. digital processors, an ideal combination of gear for small and medium size sound rental companies.
The Event Line Array systems also provided superb speech intelligibility during the Eastbourne International Airshow, ensuring that everyone in the audience enjoyed exceptional sound during the incredible displays by some of the top names in international aviation, including The Blades, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and the Breitling Wing Walkers.