L-Acoustics K2 tames Tomorrowland’s challenging Lebanese venue
L-Acoustics has been the choice of PA system for Tomorrowland in Belgium for many years and was also chosen for several of the new locations, including the Lebanese city of Byblos, where local rental company Loud N Clear provided the audio system.
The Byblos venue measured 120m deep by 50m wide, with VIP and VVIP areas to the left of the venue measuring 60m deep by 20m. To cover this, the main system comprised 32 K2 with 16 K1 SB, plus 32 SB28. For delays 16 K2 were positioned left and right with six Kara for front fills. For the VVIP and VIP nine by nine Kara were deployed, with four ARCS and four SB18M for the DJ booth. The entire system was driven by 13 LA-RAKs.
“We knew K2 would provide exceptional coverage and a unique clarity for such a demanding venue because of its exceptional SPL, LF and throw capabilities,” says Roger Bou Farhat, General Manager of Loud N Clear. “However, as well as the sheer size of the venue, we faced the additional challenge of working on sand, so the weight to size ratio of K2 and the simplicity of the L-Acoustics rigging system were also a huge advantage. We are very happy with the results.”
Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of turn-key solutions for the professional sound industry. Part of the L-Group, which counts 400 team members, L-Acoustics is present in over 75 countries either through subsidiaries or via a network of certified distributors or providers. Twenty percent of L-Acoustics’ team-members are dedicated to research and development.
Recognized throughout the industry for pioneering the modern line array, L-Acoustics offers a total system approach for both the touring and fixed installation markets, and a product line responding to the needs of venues from the most intimate club to the grandest arena. L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals University of Phoenix Center, or the Philharmonie de Paris. L‑Acoustics solutions have been used at five of the world’s ten top-grossing festivals*, the London, Sochi and Rio Olympics, and on the Adele 2016/2017 World Tour, among others.
* According to the Pollstar 2016 Worldwide Festival grosses