Big Chill looks to Adlib

Herefordshire’s boutique festival The Big Chill saw Liverpool-based Adlib design sound systems for two of the event’s stages.

Having provided systems for a number of festivals this summer, Adlib designed systems for both the Revellers and The People’s Ear stages. Adlib’s team of seven was led by Otto Kroymann. Along with Mike Flaherty, George Puttock and Tommy Bradshaw, he handled the Revellers stage, while Simon Lawson, Alan Harrison and Chris Smethurst took care of The People’s Ear stage.

The sound system on the Revellers stage was a JBL VerTec, designed to provide the ideal solution for an eclectic line up ranging from Club Zirconia to Kormac’s Big Band and NZ Shapeshifter to Annie Nightingale. The flown arrays each contained 10 x VT4889 speakers a-side, run in combination with 6 x VT 4880A subs a-side on the ground with Coda LA8 infills.

The main system was driven by Camco Vortex 6 amplifiers, with Labgruppen PLM20000Qs for the subs and fills. They also used the opportunity to further test a fibre optic Dante network, which took the signal from the FOH via Lake LM 26 processors at both ends to the onstage LM 26s. From there it was digitally distributed to the amps, which worked like a dream.

Onstage, ADLIB supplied a Yamaha PM5D console, together with d&b M2 wedges driven by their own D12 amps for monitors. Sidefills were L-Acoustics ARCS & SB28 subs.

The system design deployed on The People’s Ear stage was a Nexo Alpha set-up, with M3 tops, B1 bass and S2 subs. DigiDesign SC48 digital consoles were used at both FOH and monitors.

Adlib’s low profile MP3 wedges were used for monitors, supplied together with a 15 inch drum fill, a Sennheiser G2 wireless radio mic system, a proliferation of wired mics and a full DJ set up.

ADLIB director Dave Jones, concluded: "We pride ourselves on the relationships with our Festival partners, and working together with Festival Republic’s Nick Davies & Andy Head we co-ordinate all the efforts to ensure that we provide the best service possible, whilst retaining our sense of humour and delivering to their specifications each time.”