Delta Sound supplies Dubai Jazz Festival February 2013
“Rocking the city” was the theme for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2013. Four world class rock artists headlined the nine-day-long music festival including One Republic, 3 Doors Down, Deep Purple and the Script. The festival offered plenty of jazz, blues and funk artists from all over the world.
The venue, Festival Park at Dubai Creek, attracted thousands of fans. The park changed into a cultural village each night, incorporating fine art workshops along with sponsor’s stands providing entertainment and presenting their products. Delta Sound engineers were kept busy with everyday rehearsal needs, sound checks and live operational shifts in the evening. Delta Sound took on all the audio requirements (commissioned by Chillout Productions) for the festival on the main stand and supporting stage in the OSN Jazz Garden area where the jazz gigs took place. The Jazz Garden system consisted of a flown dV-DOSC rig using ground stacked SB218 sub enclosures.
Delta Sound Project Manager, Robert Eatock said, “With a large number of people visiting the Jazz Garden each night, we made sure that audio reached the desired SPL to cover the event arena, the performance stage to ensure the artists had the same feel as the people in the crowd and importantly the listening pleasure of the Jazz enthusiasts.”
Each of the headline acts had their own particular requirements and although the bands travelled with some of their own equipment, Delta Sound was called upon to fill the gaps. Delta Sound installed the K1 system in the main event area hosting headline acts. This comprised of 12 boxes per side with three KARA cabinets used as downfills. dV- DOSC cabinets were used as front fills. SB28s were used in an arc configuration to ensure an even sub coverage of the arena. V-DOSC cabinets formed the on stage side fill systems, completed with SB218 subs.
Jazz Garden performers included: Gary Honor, Guy Manoukiun, Nicholas Cole, Chuck Loeb, Paul Brown, Sax Gordon and Band, Marc Antoine, Brian Templeton, Oli Silk, Toni Lynn Washington, Lin Rountree, Barrence Whitfield, Brian Simpson, Boston All stars Band, Darren Rahn, J-Lee, All Star Smooth Jazz band and The Yellow Jackets.