VUE Audiotechnik announces that Wisconsin-based touring and integration provider Clearwing is supplying VUE’s newly released al-12 line array system to the Summerfest musical festival in Milwaukee, with Bryan Baumgartner handling the logistics. VUE’s newest loudspeakers will debut on Summerfest’s Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage.
The 11-day festival is held in the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront; takes place from June 29 through July 10, with a dark day on July 4; and offers 11 stages hosting performances from more than 700 bands. Summerfest attracts between 800,000 and 1 million people each year. Summerfest promotes itself as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” a title certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage will feature a VUE main P.A. system, stage monitors, subwoofers and fill speakers.
Robby Hegge will be Clearwing System Tech for both the Briggs and Harley stages, with Jason Pruzing handling front-of-house engineer duties and Megan Menninger taking the lead as monitor engineer on the Briggs & Stratton stage. Jefferson Taylor and Thomas Martinez will be present as VUE Systems Techs throughout the festival dates.
The renovated Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard outdoor stage/venue opened in 2011 to serve as the backdrop for live concerts with a capacity of 6,000 to 8,000. The area includes food and beverage buildings, large video screens, restrooms and an elevated VIP Deck.
The 2016 edition will feature the new al-12 scalable “Acoustic Linearity” principled Line Array System with CST technology, with the al-8 as down fills, and new dual 21-inch hs-221 self-powered ACM Subwoofers for bottom-end extension.
The 2016 Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage will include Gavin DeGraw, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Ben Folds, Matisyahu, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Kool and the Gang, OAR and others.
VUE representative Donn Nelson of Pro Media Marketing will accompany guests and supply transportation between stages for those who want to hear the new VUE system.
VUE recently wrapped up two festivals: BottleRock in Napa, Calif. (look for in-depth coverage of the VUE al-12 system at BottleRock in Mix magazine’s upcoming July 2016 issue), and La Fete De La Musique in Beijing.
The first European stop will be the Arezzo Wave Love Festival’s 30th edition in San Giustivo Valdarno in Arezzo, Italy, from July 1-3, 2016. To schedule a demo there, contact Kenneth Berger at [email protected].
Other confirmed European festivals include Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Benicassim, Spain, as well as Indiegeno Fest and Beatfull Festival, both of which are in Italy.
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