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Lab.gruppen powers major Polish festival

GMB Pro Sound deployed Lab.gruppen amplifiers to power this year’s Heinken Open’er festival in Poland, writes Paul Watson.

Poland’s Heineken Open’er festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with the likes of Prince, Pulp, Coldplay and The Strokes taking to its main stage over the course of four days. Between 60,000 and 86,000 people attended each day, and the company behind the PA systems, GMB Pro Sound, opted to power everything with Lab.gruppen’s flagship PLM 20000Q. “My colleague, the highly experienced sound engineer Janusz Klimowicz, was instrumental in our purchase of our new inventory of Lab.gruppen’s PLM 20000Q,” reveals GMB Pro Sound’s director Remigiusz Kasztelnik. “As soon as Janusz tried the PLM, he made the recommendation that we move forward with the Lab.gruppen products.” GMB Pro Sound purchased the PLM20000Q units from Lab.gruppen’s Polish distributor Music Info, the first rental company in Poland to do so. “For a relatively minimal current draw, it delivers extremely high output power across 4 channels, which makes the PLM 20000Q ideal for an event such as Open’er festival.” says Kasztelnik. “For example, we integrated the new units into our existing JBL setup, with four PLMs on each side of the main stage powering the line array hangs and subs, and another two driving the monitors. With Lake Processing handling system optimisation, the end results were incredible.” As well as PA for the main stage, GMB Pro Sound also used the PLM 20000Qs on the Tent Stage, which accommodated artists including Paulo Nutini, James Blake, and Chromeo.