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Capital turns up the audio heat at Sziget
As temperatures in Budapest soared to over 40 degrees, Capital Sound turned up the audio heat as festivalgoers at Hungary’s Sziget Festival 2013 basked in the glorious sun that, for the first time in many years, has blessed the whole of Europe this summer.
This was the company’s eighth consecutive year providing the PA for the main stage at what has become one of Europe’s most successful festivals, with Capital’s Robin Conway - a now familiar face at Sziget - project managing, and Mark ‘Magic’ Ellis-Cope covering Capital crew chief duties.
As in all previous years, Capital’s Meyer Sound line array was deployed, but this year saw a first for the new LEO system with main hangs comprising 16 LEO cabinets, with further LEOs for out hangs. Subs were a combination of 18 end-fired 1100LFC per side, with 24 700HPs delivering central and out fill sub in cardiod configuration. Fills were a combination of Meyer UPQ1P and MICA cabinets.
Control was via a dual 48 way line system, flip flopping between Avid Profiles and Yamaha PM5DRH consoles. Wedges were d&b M2 with Meyer MICA/600HP side fills.
With the festival now running from Monday to Sunday on the beautiful Óbudai Island in the middle of the Danube river, over 30 acts performed including Nick Cave, Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie and Blur, who all enjoyed one of Europe’s best festivals.