Festival 666 and Un Violon sur le Sable are two festivals that took place in southwest France this summer with NEXO sound provided by local production services company Black Line Event. But that’s where the similarity ends!
Staged between August 11th and 13th, the fast-growing 666 Festival at Cercoux in the Charente-Maritime department drew hardcore metal bands from around the world, performing to fans on two adjacent stages.
For the Main Stage, Black Line Event deployed hangs of 9 x NEXO GEO M12 line array elements in active mode, with a line of 14 x MSUB18 subs and 4 x NEXO P8 compact point source speakers as front fills.
The B-Stage was rigged with 8 x NEXO GEO S12 per side, an arc array of 8 x RS18 subs and 4 x PS10s as front fills. With plenty of power required, NEXO Alpha E was used for side fills on both stages, and PS15 monitors on the main stage and PS15R2 on the B-Stage completed an all-NEXO inventory.
“The system performed well with excellent coverage and bass control, and plenty of headroom” reports Black Line Event owner Jean-Claude Marsaud. “And it was good to have technical assistance on-site from the NEXO Engineering Support Team.”
One hundred kilometres away in Royan, Un Violin sur la Sable struck a very different note with classical concerts taking place on the beach on July 22nd, 25th and 28th.
As usual at this popular annual event, Black Line Event deployed a NEXO STM system of 9 x STM M46 main modules flown side by side with 9 x STM B112 bass extension modules, plus an additional 3 x STM M28 omni modules on the bottom as down fills.
Nine x STM S118 subs were ground-stacked beneath each array in a cardioid configuration to tighten the LF response and keep the low frequencies off the stage, and pairs of NEXO GEO M6 cabinets were spaced across the stage as front fills. Three x NEXO NUAR racks per side provided amplification and processing.
“These two very different festivals prove the versatility of NEXO systems for any type of event” concludes Jean-Claude. “And flexibility is the key to success for a sound rental company.”
For more information on Black Line Event, visit: black-line-son-lumiere.fr