Sunrise Reggae & Ska Festival in Burtenbach (Germany) is a real success story. The idea to organize a party or a concert arose from two friends’ need to enjoy good reggae music and to share it with others, which became the Sunrise Reggae & Ska Festival. This year the three-day open-air event took place for the thirteenth time and attracted more than 5,000 visitors.
Since 2018 event service provider Horst Enderer and his company Miet-PA have been in charge of the festival’s sound equipment. For this year’s edition, he extended the PA even more and used VIO L212 line arrays from dBTechnologies to deliver relaxed sounds at the main stage.
In retrospect Horst Enderer was very satisfied with the use of the VIO system: “Because of the very close personal relationship with the organizer duo, we have been looking after the Sunrise Reggae & Ska Festival for two years now. Our commitment is really a matter close to my heart. We have been dBTechnologies users for almost twenty years now, and the PA has once again provided enthusiastic festival visitors here. The VIO system and its components are all made of one piece and play together perfectly, which makes working with it very pleasant. The response was very positive, not only from the audience but also from the bands and mixers, an important point when thinking about the perception of a festival.”
For the main stage, Enderer’s team installed 2x 8 VIO L212 modules, flown, plus 16x VIO S218 (8x in a row, 2 on top of each other). As frontfill, 8x VIO L210s were placed on the subs. As infill 2x 2 VIO S118 and 2 L210 were in use. The drumfill was 2x Sub 18H and 1x Ingenia IG3T. For the monitoring of the bands, 8x DVX DM12 and 6x DVX DM15 were stationed on stage. A 1x Ingenia IG3T provided the sound at the front of house spot.