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Sep 08, 2016

Leeds Festival 2016

SSE Hire continued one of its longest standing hire commitments over the August Bank Holiday weekend, supplying the main stages for the dual site Reading and Leeds festival.

Reading and Leeds festivals feature identical PA systems on both sites. Engineers can be confident that the show file that worked at Reading on Day 1 will be fine for Leeds on Day 2.

SSE Drive Rack at FOH
Hub of operations at Front of House is the latest version of SSE Hire's proprietory DriveRack

Yamaha CL5 Monitor Consoles
SSE deployed a pair of Yamaha CL5 consoles in flip flop configuration for monitors throughout the 2016 festival season.

Main Stage Arrays
Setup day on Thursday, with the main and sidehangs of L-Acoustics K1 already in place

K1 K2 UNDERHANG K1SB
L-Acoustics K1 main hangs with K2 underhangs. K1SB subs were flown as a separate array behind the main array

Main PA Amp Racks
Amplification for the left hand side of the system, a mixture of L-Acoustics LA8 and LA12X amplifiers

L-Acoustics K2 Delays
One of four delay towers, each comprising 8 x L-Acoustics K2 cabinets

KARA Infill
L-Acoustics KARA provided infill..... and yes that is a man on a sack kart crowd surfing!

FOH for Biffy Clyro
Front of House with Biffy Clyro who headlined Friday night in Leeds and closed the festival in Reading on the Sunday.

Digico SD5 at Sunset
One of many consoles to pass through Front of House over the weekend, this time it's a DiGiCo SD5 for Fall Out Boy.

Fireworks Behind The Main Stage
Official pyrotechnics from behind the main stage for Fall Out Boy

Courteneers Smoke and Flares
.....less official pyrotechnics for the Courteeners

Imagine Dragons FOH
Scott Eisenberg opted for an Avid profile at FOH to mix the Imagine Dragons set.

Midas Side On For RHCP
Dave Rat kept it Midas analogue, positioning the console side on to mix the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to close out Leeds on the Sunday.

Mudbath
A UK festival wouldn't be a UK festival without the British weather. In spite of repeated downpours, SSE's systems performed without fault throughout the weekend.

Sunset at Leeds
....and then the sun came out.

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