Radio City Live calls for Adlib

Liverpool-based music station Radio City 96.7 once again filled the Liverpool Echo Arena at its annual summertime pop extravaganza Radio City Live.

Sound, lighting and visuals were supplied by locally-based Adlib Solutions, working for show producers EMO UK.

Adlib have been involved with Radio City’s events through the last two decades. This year’s event featured Lawson, Professor Green, Scouting For Girls, Union J, John Newman, Lovable Rogues, Jessie J and more, complete with changeovers from three to 10 minutes.

An L-ACOUSTICS K1 sound system was specified by Adlib’s team, which offered 12 K1 speakers for the main hangs, 10 KUDO left and right for the side hangs together with KARA front fills and 16 ground stacked SB28 subs.

The FOH console was a Soundcraft Vi6, used for all the bands, some of which brought their own engineers who were accommodated and co-ordinated at FOH by Adlib Systems Tech George Puttock (pictured). A Soundcraft Vi1 was supplied for the presenters, VT stings and play-ins.

Processing, speaker management and EQ were all achieved using one of Adlib’s standard Lake system racks, and all of the L-ACOUSTICS elements were powered by LA8 amplifiers, including the four ARCS/SB28 sidefills.

Monitor world was overseen by Chris Smethurst using a Yamaha PM5-D console. Adlib supplied eight sets of Sennheiser 2000 Series IEMs, 16 Adlib MP3 wedges and two MP3 subs, which were driven by Lab.gruppen PLM10K amps.

A selection of radio mics included Sennheiser 935s and Shure UR2/UR4D Beta 58a handhelds.

Adlib’s Ben Booker was in charge of formatting and running all the backing tracks, which were sourced and set up in advance.

Adlib also provided two full DJ set-ups with Pioneer DJM mixers and CDJ2000 decks.

Puttock, Smethurst and Booker were joined by sound crew members Jay Petch and Tom Geoghegan.