Roland plays key role at Glastonbudget

For the second consecutive year, Roland products have taken centre stage at the Glastonbudget tribute festival, which takes place in Wymeswold Leicestershire.

With over 130 acts spread over four stages, the event has become the biggest tribute and new music festival in Europe, bringing on over 7000 visitors over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Working alongside rental and production company OneBigStar, the team from Roland Systems Group put together a combination of products to cover all areas of the festival. The M-480 live mixing console played a key part at the event, with one console controlling both FoH and monitors for the large outdoor stage and one console at FoH in the big top tent. A Roland Digital Snake was also set up on each of the four stages.

In the Big Top tent, engineers were mixing from FoH on a Roland M-480 powered by 2 x S-1608 Digital Snakes. Handling the console, Chris Yeardsley, assistant project manager at OneBigStar, commented: “The M-480 really is bomb proof – which is great because there are volunteer engineers here who have never used a digital console before. With the M-480, they can pick it up easily because it is so intuitive.” 

On the main stage an M-48 personal mixer was used by monitor engineer Graham White. “We used the M-48 to separate the reference control between the wedges and in-ear which allowed Graham to preview and also to control the volume of the wedges from the desk,” explained Simon Kenning from Roland.