Download Festival became one of the first European festivals ever to be provided with a full Versarray 212 system as Peavey kitted out its Jägermeister stage from 10th-12th June. Peavey will continue to provide the same rig to Jägermeister stages up and down the UK at a string of this year’s major summer festivals.
Although the amount of boxes may vary depending on the size of individual stages, the core Peavey set-up comprises two hangs of Versarray 212 mid/high enclosures, with Versarray 218 subwoofers providing low frequency reinforcement beneath the stage. Crest CV-20 56 Premium and HP-Eight (40 frame) consoles are deployed for FOH and monitor work respectively; and all power is provided by Crest Pro 9200 and 7200 amplifiers.
Upcoming festivals include Sonisphere at Knebworth on 8th-10th July, where The Defiled will headline the Jägermeister stage; Splendour Festival in Nottingham on 24th July, which will be headlined by Feeder; and Kent’s Hevy Festival, which takes place between 5th-8th August, where Funeral for a Friend will perform on the Jägermeister main stage.
“After the success of the system on the Agora stage at Frankfurt Messe, it was a logical choice to use the same system for the Jägermeister summer festivals,” said Peavey’s Jock Shannon. “Last year we used a Versarray 112 system, but with the rise in profile of the stage, along with the quality of the bands, it was essential to have a system to match this. The Versarray 212 provides sufficient power and headroom to fully compliment the quality of musicians playing on the stage.”