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Adlib Supply Audio and Lighting for Glasgow’s inaugural TRNSMT Festival

Adlib Supply Audio and Lighting for Glasgow’s inaugural TRNSMT Festival

Adlib Glasgow recently supplied complete PA Hire and Lighting systems to the inaugural TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Located in the heart of the city on Glasgow Green, the urban festival attracted over 120,000 music fans, who saw performances from the likes of Radiohead, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, London Grammar, The 1975, Belle & Sebastian and many more.

With a great line up of performers, this inaugural event had a chance to establish itself as the main Scottish festival of the year, and with early bird tickets for next year already sold out, it might have done just that.

Biffy Clyro TRNSMT 2

The resounding success of the festival is partially owed to Adlib’s team who applied their expertise in the midst of a busy festival season.  Adlib’s strong team consisted of Graham Cochrane who was the Production Manager, Steph Fleming who was responsible for all of the audio equipment on stage, Al Mouat as an overnight Stage Manager, Andy Russell as Audio Crew Chief and George Puttock who took on the role of the Audio System Tech.

The Lighting team consisted of Chris Neary who is Adlib’s new Glasgow based Account Manager, Charlie Rushton who acted as Lighting Crew Chief, Steve Hough at Front of House and Ash Dawson as Dimmer Tech.

Kasabian TRNSMT

PA System

The PA system comprised a selection of L-Acoustics K1, KARA and V-DOSC loudspeakers. For the main hangs there were 14 K1 a side, with two KARA-downs. The side hangs had 12 K1 a side.

14 KARA and 10 ARCS were used as front fills. The bottom end of spectrum was covered by the new KS28 subs, which were ground stacked in the front of the stage.There were four delay hangs of six V-DOSC to deliver audio to those who were positioned at a slight distance from the main stage.

The whole system was driven by L-Acoustics LA12x and LA8 amps and Adlib’s Lake LM44 control rack was used for EQ and signal distribution.

Adlib’s new DiGiCo SD12 consoles were the house desks, running as an A&B system for optimal act changeover times.

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For stage monitors, Adlib also supplied three ARCS a side and SB28s for sidefills, 16 Adlib MP5 wedges and two L-Acoustics DV subs.


The spectacular lighting shows presented during the festival were made possible thanks to a lighting rig supplied by Adlib’s lighting hire department that included various Martin and Clay Paky lighting fixtures, further complemented by MDG theONE, which provided haze on stage.

Martin Mac Viper Profiles, Martin Mac Viper Washes, Martin Mac Quantum Washes, Clay Paky Mythos 2’s and Clay Paky Stormy cc’s populated the rig, whilst at Front of House there were two grandMA2 Lites and two High End Systems Full Boar 4‘s to control them.

Biffy Clyro TRNSMT

Adlib supplied a Green-GO wireless comms system to communicate between the crew onstage and the operators at front of house.

Additionally, Adlib re-rigged the festival lighting rig each night to accommodate each of the headliners touring lighting systems.

To see how the whole system performed live, watch Biffy Clyro below performing Biblical, an act who appropriately closed off the weekend event on their home turf.

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