Three stages were erected for the event, with a diverse range of musical styles on offer: from the classical with Sinfonia Varsovia, jazz from Kenny G, Leszek Mozdzer, Tomasz Stanko, Chris Botti and Manhattan Transfer , to rock with Michael Bolton and Dolores O’Riordan.
The sound system was provided by POGO Art, Wroclaw, one of the very first companies in Poland to provide touring NEXO systems. The main L/R clusters consisted of 16x GEO D10 and 9x CD18 each side. Frontfills consisted of 10x PS10-R2. Additional outfill was provided by a GEO S8 system using 32x GEO S8 elements. All the systems were driven by NEXO NXAMP4x1, NXAMP4x4 and CAMCO Vortex and Tecton amps.
“For this kind of event, the PA system has to be very efficient and flexible at the same time,” says Slawomir Pogorzala, POGO Art’s owner. “When you have a jazz ensemble on stage, followed 5 minutes later by a loud rock band, all going live for TV, you have no time to change the system – everything has to be set up in seconds and sound great.”
Eight consoles were used, including 3 x Yamaha M7CLs, 3 x Yamaha PM5Ds, and a Yamaha LS9. All PM5D FOH consoles were connected through Dante protocol for quick and stable communication.