At the recent Main Square Festival in Arras, France, Paris-based rental house DUSHOW supplied a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale system and a MILO line array loudspeaker system for the event’s two stages. The three-day festival attracted a total crowd of approximately 100,000.
The LEO system on the festival’s main stage supported headliners including Sting, Green Day, The Prodigy, and Indochine. With a maximum capacity of 30,000, the main stage field was fully covered by the LEO system’s long-throw capabilities.
“This system’s consistency of coverage and high output allowed us to avoid the need for delay towers, and to maintain sound integrity over the required distance of 110 meters,” says Marc de Fouquières, general manager of DUSHOW. “LEO’s excellent directivity also prevented conflict with audio from the second stage, which was located in parallel and only 100 meters away.”
The main stage was outfitted with 48 LEO-M line array loudspeakers and 32 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, as well as eight each MICA and MINA line array loudspeakers and four MSL-4 loudspeakers. The system was controlled by a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system featuring seven Galileo Callisto array processors.
The Green Room stage featured 30 MILO line array loudspeakers and 24 700-HP subwoofers. System control was provided by a Galileo system with two Galileo 616 AES processors.
“As we have come to expect from Meyer Sound, the systems delivered superb and trouble-free sound throughout the weekend,” says de Fouquières. “We are delighted by the performance of our LEO systems.”
DUSHOW is the exclusive lighting, audio, video, and rigging supplier for Main Square Festival, a production of Live Nation France Festivals SAS, and the company recently purchased its second full LEO system in preparation for the busy summer festival season.