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Aberystwyth university Summer ball 2016

Aberystwyth university is located on the top of a hill looking out across the Irish sea, a beautiful setting for a summer ball to mark the end of the year for the students. We worked with Lee welsh from VMS Live to producing this gig – VMS are a Venue management company with years of experience of producing events.

The two key areas we produced were the Arts Center and the Marquee: –

The Arts Center

Headliners included DJ Fresh and Everything Everything – To ensure the rider specifications met we used out L ‘acoustics DV Dosc Line Array with SB28 Subs. Totals of 8 x SB28’s combined with 2 ground stacks of 5 x  Line array elements covered the floor area. To cover the balcony area we deploy 2 hangs of 4 x Dv Dosc. For control we used the ever popular Midas Pro 1 and Pro 2c mixing consoles combined with 2 x DL251 digital Stage Racks.

We also supplied a full lighting package consisting of 12 x Nebula Beam 200, 8 x Martin 250 Beams, 8 x Sun Strips and 4 x Atomic strobes. Multiple Truss towers and extra rigging ensured an imposing look and gave many opportunities for creative positioning of lighting fixtures. The whole show was operated on a Avolites Pearl 2010 by Lighting designer Michael Gwyn.

For Visual effects we used one of our Barco SLM G8 ‘s on 14′ x 10’ screen which was then controlled by a Resolume arena 5 Media server.


The Marquee which was setup outside the arts center in the court yard was home to a bar and another venue which began with live acts and ended with a headphone disco and secret cinema. We decided to use out Funktion – one Res 2 sound system as the throw required was 10 – 20 meters and used a Allen heath QU 32 to mix the bands combined with its digital stage box system – AB168.

We also extensively used out Outdoor LED Par cans which brought loads of colour to the event.  And within the marquee a simple yet effective stage set up with Mac 250 Kryptyons provided movement and effects to accompany the performances.

The secret cinema used one of our Barco G8 Projectors and a 8′ x 6′ screen.
VMS Live Website

Arts Center

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