Electric Jungle Music Festival in South China was recently staged at the Shenzhen Universiade Center, which was inaugurated just five years ago and offers a wide variety of on-site activities as well as the music.
The festival, which featured sets by jungle artists such as R3HAB, Knife Party and Adventure Club, was supported by loudspeakers from Outline.
For the second consecutive year, Guangzhou Haona Audio Equipment was the festival’s audio supplier.
As well as lasting longer than in the past (two days instead of one), the festival also added a new stage this year. Haona, Outline’s distributor for China, outfitted it with twelve of the company’s GTO loudspeakers and six GTO-Subs. The rig was powered by a pair of Outline X8 and twelve Outline T11 amplifiers.
Outline’s loudspeaker systems were also deployed for coverage for the event’s VIP area: six Outline GTO C-12 line source arrays.
Company president Kong Qinghua explains, “The event’s general lighting and sound contractor, Music Trick Lighting, asked us to take on the project for the whole sound system because our equipment was ideal for the show and we also provide strong technical support.”
Haona’s managing director Huang Zhenan adds, “Outline is well recognized in the electronic music industry.”
Qinghua continued, “They have an in-depth training program for dealers and distributors, which provides consistent standardised technical support in each country, which is a great benefit in guaranteeing shows’ results.”
The large venue offered additional challenges for the Haona team, as Qinghua explains, “There were small hills with trees and the fact that the organisers added a VIP zone meant we had to calculate coverage precisely before the show, taking all these factors into consideration. Some adjustments were made onsite and we had just two days for setup and alignment.”
Careful planning was required to ensure that the best possible solution was implemented and communication was key. “It’s very important to communicate with customers before shows and plan accordingly,” Zhenan observed. “Manpower can be arranged and equipment checked at the warehouse, but if last-minute changes have to be made, these can pose another big challenge.”
Zhenan concludes, “Whereas concerts or touring shows last two to three hours and clubs operate four to five hours nightly, the Festival’s sound reinforcement needed to be able to run for eight consecutive hours, with full power energy and at a very high SPL, which was very demanding for the products. We ensured plenty of headroom when we designed the system and were confident that we didn’t need back-up.”