For the 7th consecutive year, Adlib were delighted to be the audio supplier to the popular Capital FM Summertime Ball event, which was staged at Wembley Stadium in London. The supplied L-Acoustics K1 PA system delivered sound across the 80,000 capacity stadium that, amongst many others, hosted the likes of Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Niall Horan who proved that this year’s Summertime ball is a solid contender for the biggest pop show of the Summer.
To cater for the very quick turnarounds between the 23 acts, A, B and C line systems were run flip-flop style for the main stage revolve system. DiGiCo consoles were again a predominant feature with an SD7 as the master console with SD10s deployed for FOH and monitors on the A+B system. Two of Adlib’s new SD12 consoles looked after FOH and monitors on the C system. Plus Bruno Mars brought in 2 x SD7 consoles for their sole use.
Radio systems were predominantly Sennheiser with Adlib’s very successful first outing of the new Digital 6000 wireless system.
Phil Kielty Client Manager commented: “Summertime Ball is the biggest pop show of the summer and we are thrilled again to be involved. With a brilliant line up including: Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Anne Marie, Niall Horan and more, 80,000 parents, children and friends partied at Wembley Stadium without a care in the world. Adlib System Tech George Puttock had the K1 System sounding sharp and lots of visiting engineers commented how smooth it all went for them and their acts.”