Pitchfork Music Festival, held July 19-21 in Chicago’s Union Park, brought the best of emerging music to over 50,000 attendees.
This year, 40 artists entertained on three stages including Bjork, Solange, Lil B, R Kelly, Savages, The Breeders, Swans, and Wire.
Gand Concert Sound of Elk Grove Village, IL, provided audio production for both the Red and Green stages.
Red stage included 15 Nexo GEO T line array boxes per side, 16 Nexo CD18s, a Yamaha CL5 digital audio console at FOH, and a Yamaha M7CL for monitors.
The Green Stage audio set up consisted of 18 GEO Ts per side, 20 CD18s, and Yamaha PM5D-RH digital consoles for front of house and monitor mixing.
Nexo PS15R2s were supplied for the both the Red Stage (passive) and Green Stage (bi-amped) along with Nexo NX4x4 amps for mains and Yamaha T5n amps for subs, front fills and monitors, along with Nexo NX241 and 242 processors. Alpha E/f and S2 side fills were used on the Green stage
“Of all the fests in the USA, Pitchfork stands out as the place to be for fans of up and coming bands and indie’s who have established themselves as must-see acts,” says Gand President, Gary Gand. “It’s a great test of what our audio production set up centered around the Nexo systems can do. From a solo harp player to a 20 piece hardcore rap act and all points in-between.”
“Many, many kudos to Gand from the audio folks that the artists brought, and from us,” states Mary Jones, director of Pitchfork Festival Artist Production & Artist Relations.
Gand Concert Sound