Hosted at the Northwestern Lakefill on the shore of Lake Michigan, the event features nationally and locally known artists playing on two stages; this year’s entertainment for the 10,000 attendees included The Mowgli’s, Schoolboy Q, Cashmere Cat, Dial Up, DJ Hayden James, Derek Carter, among others.
Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Mokena, IL) brought in NEXO line array systems for the two festival stages. The main stage consisted of 32x NEXO GEO T boxes, 16x CD18s, 4x PS10s for fills; NXAMP4x4 amps powered the system. The second stage consisted of 12x NEXO GEO S12 line array boxes, 4x RS18 Ray Subs, and 2x PS10s for fills, powered by NXAMP 4×4 amplifiers.
“Dillo Day is a challenge because we have national acts and an audience that demand a concert level SPL,” states Matt Wilson, Account Manager, Sound Works Pro. “But we need to keep the noise down because the event site is located very close to the town, so with the directionality of the GEO T and CD18s, we were easily able to give the audience exactly what they wanted without provoking noise complaints from the neighbouring community.”
For more information on Sound Works Productions, visit www.soundworkspro.com.