Sennheiser gets Radio 1’s party started16 June 2009
UK: Sennheiser equipment was used by artists on both stages at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Swindon, Wiltshire, reports PSN-e. In other news, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Rhianna, The Brit Awards, the Pussycat Dolls and AC Audio’s Peter Butler have all taken delivery of customised Sennheiser Crystal Roc microphones.
Both well-established and fast-rising acts appeared on the main and ‘In New Music We Trust’ stages at the Big Weekend, which was covered on a host of BBC services. The main stage was supported by Sennheiser and Britannia Row, while the second stage was covered by Adlib Audio.
A large amount of Sennheiser equipment was in evidence on both stages. Main stage Sennheiser users included Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal, Daniel Merriweather, Akon, Prodigy and The Saturdays on Sennheiser SKM 935 radio microphones; Franz Ferdinand on e 840s and e 935s; The Script on SKM 5200s with KK 105 heads; and Snow Patrol with wired Sennheiser KMS 105s. All in-ear monitors were Sennheiser EW 300 G2 IEMs, while all of the main stage’s presenter mics were Sennheiser SKM 5200s with KK 105 heads.
The set-up on the second stage, meanwhile, included Sennheiser evolution equipment – G2 550s, 935 hand-helds and EW 300 G2 IEMs – along with Sennheiser stage mics for use by Basement Jaxx, Enter Shikari, White Lies, Ladyhawke and Maximo Park.
Meanwhile, Peter Butler from A.C. Entertainment Technologies division AC Audio has joined the Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Rhianna, The Brit Awards and the Pussycat Dolls in receiving a customised Sennheiser Crystal Roc microphone. Butler won his customised G3 (an SKM 535 handheld) after completing Sennheiser’s online G3 Series training and entering the free draw.
"I’m obviously delighted to have won such a unique prize," said Butler. "I think it looks fantastic. I know how in demand Sennheiser’s Crystal Roc microphones are and to have the first G3 version is indeed an honour. At A.C. Entertainment we value our relationship with Sennheiser and we look forward to working with them to make G3 a huge success."
As for his own use of the mic, Butler added that he was looking forward to "adding a bit… of sparkle to my vocals!"