The end of July saw more than 20,000 people converge on the grounds of Sun Life Stadium in Miami for the Colombian Independence Music Festival.
The open-air, all day event drew electronic and dance music lovers from around the world with a lineup that consisted of headliners Jorge Celedón, Grupo Niche and Fonseca with other featured artists including Silvestre Dangond, Zacarías Ferreira and Plan B.
4sound Group, from Doral, Florida was tapped to provide a full RCF sound reinforcement system for the event.
“We brought out a complete RCF TTL33-A rig for the event,” Joaquin Gonzalez, president of 4sound Group explains. “Without any delay towers we still had 98 dB SPL at 560 feet – it did an outstanding job, the folks from Congo de Oro Productions were extremely happy.”
The stage featured TTL33-A II line arrays – 16 per side – hung on scaffolding to the left and right of the stage. The TTL33-A is a compact, wide dispersion, 3 way active module that offers incredibly high performance for a small size line array. It is ideally suited for mid- to large-sized outdoor festivals like the Colombian Independence Festival.
Three TTS36-A subwoofers were stacked below each array. Twelve more subs, this time the TTS28-A, were stacked 2 x 6 in front of the stage to provide the driving low end EDM demands.
“I was so impressed with how the system performed,” adds Gonzalez. “I was going to bring our TTL55-A line array but realized that the 33 would easily deliver what we needed with the added advantage of a smaller footprint and easier set-up.”
4sound provided side fill coverage with two loudspeaker stacks on stage left and right – each consisting of three TTL33-A modules and one TTS28 subwoofer.
Four TT22-A dispersed evenly across the lip of the stage handled front fill duties.
“We also supplied a full complement of RCF stage monitors for the event,” offers Gonzalez. “Four TT45-SMAs were the main monitors with another 12 TT25-SMAs in use by musicians and performers throughout the stage.”
The festival, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has become a large celebration that unites Hispanic communities of South Florida and elsewhere. In addition to the live music, the grounds provided amusement park rides and food. A soccer match also took place inside the stadium.
“We had a number of important individuals attending the event from the Hispanic community,” Gonzalez concludes. “Everyone was very impressed with the quality of the sound. We look forward to doing it again next year.”