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Wharfedale Pro powers German three-day music festival

The Straßenparty-Geldern festival, in Geldern, North Rhine-Westphalia, deployed a variety of Wharfedale Pro loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers on the two main stages

Wharfedale Pro line array PA systems powered the Straßenparty-Geldern three-day summer festival in the heart of Geldern, in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. This free, open-air event includes live concerts from a range of musical genres across a total of five festival stages.

Sound specialists, Rockline, deployed the Wharfedale Pro system for the main stage, whilst the second stage was handled by event technicians, Ambiento, who also selected Wharfedale Pro to ensure consistency for the most anticipated performances.

On the main stage, the PA system consisted of six WLA-112 flown per side, with an additional WLA-112 as infill on both the left and right. Four WLA-21BX subwoofers were stacked on the left and right, plus three WLA-121 subwoofers as a centre cluster, were stacked at the base of the stage.

In this configuration, the system provided complete coverage for an audience of up to 2,000 attendees. A smaller system was required on the second stage, named Bühne Schwarzbrennerwith a total of four ground-stacked WLA-210XP loudspeakers on each side, driven by Wharfedale Pro’s own DP-N amplifiers.

On hand was Wharfedale Pro’s local Applications and solutions manager from IAD, Christian Boche. He commented: “There were a lot of different bands in the mix with very short change-over times between acts, so I was on hand to ensure the event and the Wharfedale Pro gear ran smoothly. From rock and tribute bands to DJ sets, choirs and dance groups, the variety of different genres was impressive, and gave the WLA-1 system a real chance to shine.”

Timelines for the event set-up were tight, with just three hours for complete audio gear implementation on the main stage, including a soundcheck for the first performers. “With only three technicians on site, getting the gear rigged and ready was a challenge,” reflected Boche. “The Rockline-VT team made use of Ease Focus using WLA-GLL files to do the acoustic simulation, which helped to streamline the process. The simulation was spot on.”

He concluded: “Besides the pristine sound, both systems received praise from band technicians, including those who were not previously familiar with Wharfedale Pro. After mixing and working on these systems they were convinced with the quality and performance of the WLA range.”