Digico consoles handle audio for Australian folk festival

This year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival (PFFF) in Victoria, Australia, featured Digico consoles in both the front-of-house and monitor positions.

With its origins based firmly around Irish folk music and culture, the four-day event has grown considerably in popularity over the past four decades and has evolved into an eclectic festival that encompasses the broader realms of blues, roots and world music, and now attracts 50,000 people.

Monitor City managed production for stages 1, 2, the Guinness Stage (also known as the Shabeen Bar) and Stage 5. Each stage saw a varied selection of acts throughout the day, and Stage 1 had a Digico SD8 handling the monitoring side of the stage, with the combination of an SD Series console and Nexo wedges proving to be a good choice. An SD8 was also placed at FOH.

On Stage 2, a Digico SD9 was picked for monitors and an SD8 was used for FOH duties, while in the Guinness Tent, a Digico D1 took care of monitoring.

“There were some really mind blowing performances over the four days,” said Anthony Touma, marketing director for Digico’s Australian distributor, Group Technologies. “The Saturday night was really spectacular, with The Cactus Channel playing some really funky stuff and Ruthie Foster was phenomenal with her gospel pipes luring listeners in from every direction.

“It was a really wonderful mix of very talented musicians and a festival that every music lover needs to check out, supported with a fantastic combination of equipment, with Digico consoles and a combination of Nexo’s new STM and RCF loudspeakers.”

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