Sunburn Festival Goa

D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems and SNL Pro in Sunburn Festival Goa (India)


Known as Asia’s biggest music festival, for six years running the Sunburn Festival Goa—a 3-day electronic music blowout held at Condolim Beach, Goa, India—has brought together world-class DJs and thousands of fans for a mix of music and entertainment. This year a massive amount of D.A.S. professional sound systems were on hand to bring the sound to India’s most anticipated party of the year as over 65,000 festival-goers packed into Sunburn’s two festival grounds with a combined seven stages for 3-days of world-class electronic music.

Ranked one of CNN’s Best Festivals of 2009, the Sunburn draws both fans and performers from across the globe; this year’s international line-up included headliners Sander van Doorn, Fedde le Grande and Paul van Dyk, European and American DJs  as well as top Indian DJs like DJ Nawed, Ma Faiza and Reggae Rajahs. Divided into two areas—Ground A with three stages and Ground B with four—the Sunburn Festival requires powerful and versatile sound systems to meet the needs of a stream of different artists. Event organizers called in Sound & Light Professionals (SNL Pro) of Mumbai, a major provider of sound reinforcement systems, to design the sound solution for Ground A’s three main stages.

The SNL Pro sound team decided to deploy an army of D.A.S. Audio products at the massive Arro’s Cupcake Castle stage. A total of 24 D.A.S. Aero 50 systems were flown in two linear formations of 12 systems each on either side of the stage and paired with 24 Aero 218A powered subwoofers for superb bass. For full coverage four Aero 12A systems were set up to boost the sound for the front rows of the huge audience area. A combination of two Aero 218 and six Aero 12A systems were used as DJ monitors, augmented by eight Avant 12A loudspeakers.

The set up at the Immersive stage was similar to that at Arro’s Cupcake: 24 Aero 50 large format line array systems were brought in for the main FOH hangs, complimented by 24 Aero 218 subwoofers. The SNL Pro team rolled out four D.A.S. Aero 28A line arrays for front fill, while on-stage monitoring was handled by four Aero 215 and six Aero 28 monitors. This system was also powered by Lab.gruppen PLM amps.

The sound system at the smaller Caterpillar stage was no less impressive; the SNL Pro crew rolled out twelve D.A.S. Audio 38A large format powered line array systems along with eight LX-218 subwoofers to bring clear sound to the listening area. Front fill was handled by four Aero 28 systems and two D.A.S. Audio Aero 218 combined with eight SML 15A were set up for the DJ monitors. As at the other two stages, Lab.gruppen PLM amps drove the entire system at the Caterpillar stage.

SNL Pro’s massive deployment of D.A.S. Audio systems performed flawlessly over the course of the 3-day Sunburn Festival, providing clear, consistent sound at the three Ground A main stages. Coming off the success of the event and with more fans and performers wanting to participate each year, plans are already under way for the event’s 7th edition in December 2013.

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