British electro-pop classical crossover band, Clean Bandit, recently played its first ever concert in the Jordanian capital of Amman at the Boulevard in the new Abdali district. Amman-based live event production specialists, Triad Live Productions, supplied all of the PA, control and lighting requirements for the gig including a KV2 Audio-based point source sound system.
Over 4000 fans attended the concert produced by Zeej Entertainment, a young, ambitious company committed to developing Jordan’s cultural scene by organizing and promoting concerts and festivals locally.
Triad supplied one VHD2.0 mid-high cabinet paired with one VHD1.0 downfill per side. Two ES1.0s per side handled side fill with six EX12s for front fill. For the low-end frequencies, Triad supplied eight VHD4.18 subs and a further four VHD2.16 flown subs.
Triad’s Amjad Marar is a long-time point source system user and feels that they are a more flexible way to power large-scale events than line array systems. “We used to use line arrays like everyone else, as at the time, it was considered to be the only way to successfully power major concerts. The switch to point source for us came after we heard a demo of KV2’s VHD system at ProLight & Sound in 2007. From that moment on, we felt that KV2 had successfully busted the line array myth. It was enough to make us abandon line arrays completely in favour of point source systems, and we’ve used them to power almost all of the major concerts held in Jordan ever since – Akon, Yanni, Tom Jones, the Jerash Festival and much more.”
“Clean Bandit – with prominent local artist, Jaafar, as the opening act – was no exception,” continued Marar. “The gig sounded great – very dynamic, crystal clear and with plenty of headroom to spare. We had lots of positive comments about the sound from both the crew and audience members, so as usual, it was a job well done.”