Our annual report for the European live sound industry is back! PSNLive is packed with Q&A’s with a range of people involved in the industry from FOH engineer, production manager, festival programmer, noise expert, security chief and flight case manager to name a few.
This year we also take a look at levels of touring activity and whether the festival market is facing a slowdown due to precarious finances and the uncertainty of Brexit.
Readers may want to strap in when they get to our feature on extreme gigs where we go to the coldest, highest and deepest places to see who is making history for the Guiness Book of World Records, as well as musicians literally singing and playing underwater.
Then we delve into Capital Sounds recent warehouse shake-up and investment in European equipment and its strategy going forward.
David Davies takes a look at the latest generation of loudspeakers and the new phase of touring PA design, while Kevin Hilton reports on historical Hastings Pier, which has been rebuilt, and is back open to music.
Finally, if you have some cash to splash or want to dream, check out the fancy festivals feature, where in Iceland attending will set you back £1m. But can you spot the fake one? Good luck!