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Roskilde rocks with L-Acoustics

An array of L-Acoustics PA equipment was deployed for this year’s Roskilde festival in Denmark, writes Paul Watson.

One of Europe’s largest summer festivals, Roskilde, rocked out with the help of L-Acoustics WST line source systems this year, which were provided by Nordic Rentals and Moto Rental. The extensive L-Acoustics system consisted of 72 K1 cabinets with 24 K1-SB subs, 48 SB28 subs, 26 KUDOs, 28 KARAs and six SB18 subs, all powered by 75 LA8 amplified controllers in LA-RAKs. Nordic Rentals deployed its K1 system for the Orange stage (pictured), while Moto Rental supplied a V-DOSC/dV-DOSC system for the Arena stage. “The sound was especially designed for the broad range of artists who visited the Orange Stage,” says Nordic Rentals’ Thomas Christensen. “It was able to create an almost electronic club sound for artists like Deadmau5, as well as classic stadium rock for artists such as Kings of Leon.” Paul Jensen, from the stage section of the Roskilde festival, added, “It was a pleasure for all of us at the festival – organisers, bands and audience – to listen to the amazing K1 system, which gave the audio quality of the Orange Stage a great leap to the top. We were most satisfied with the system and the professional manner in which the Nordic crew took care of it.” Over at the Arena stage, Moto provided two main hangs of 10 V-DOSC cabinets with six dV-SUB subwoofers per side, and an L-C-R subwoofer system of four SB28s left and right, and eight centre, in cardioid mode. Two dV-DOSCs were used for front fill and six for out fill, with four delay systems of four dV-DOSCs each. Iron Maiden, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon headlined Roskilde 2011, with the main event taking place across four dates in June and July. The non-profit festival has been rocking Denmark for 40 years staging timeless music legends Bob Marley, Talking Heads, U2 and Radiohead.