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L-Acoustics reinforces world’s largest music festival

More then 340 L-Acoustics enclosures were deployed for Milwaukee’s Summerfest, recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest music festival for the past 15 consecutive years.
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Local event specialist Clearwing Productions specified the use of more than 340 L-Acoustics loudspeaker enclosures for FOH throughout the grounds of Milwaukee’s Summerfest, recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest music festival for the past 15 consecutive years. Over 700 national and regional acts performed on 11 stages for this year’s festival, drawing more than 840,000 visitors over its 11-day run in late June and early July. According to Bryan Baumgardner, Clearwing audio operations/logistics manager, eight of Summerfest’s nine largest stages – including the 25,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater – featured L-Acoustics systems. Five stages utilised K1 for the primary house arrays, while the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage was built around KARA and the Uline Warehouse featured V-DOSC. A new addition to Summerfest’s gear list this year was the use of L-Acoustics’ ARCS WIFO enclosures. At Jo Jo’s Martini Lounge, Clearwing vertically flew one ARCS FOCUS over two ARCS WIDE per side, which replaced two six-enclosure KIVA arrays used in years prior. “One of the primary reasons we use L-Acoustics is because of its high rider acceptability; nobody says ‘no’ to K1, KARA, KUDO or V-DOSC,” said Baumgardner. “We’ve been using these systems at Summerfest for a long time now and they consistently prove themselves to be the right choice year after year. It’s what the festival wants as well as what the artists want. We don’t have to convince anyone to use it.” Photo credit: D. Eyton Zelazo www.l-acoustics.com

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