Sennheiser UK Gets Festival Fever Again
Sennheiser UK has provided an on-site support and repair facility at the V festival’s Weston Park site for several years. This allows Sennheiser UK to ‘give something back’ to the many hire companies, engineers and artists who have put their faith in the company’s equipment. With, the additional presence of Tour Supply, a company closely affiliated with Sennheiser, providing a range of Sennheiser equipment available for purchase, both artists and audio companies were assured of comprehensive support.
This year the company’s side-stage Portakabin had a staff led by Mark Saunders (Artist Relations) and Sam Davison (Service Team Leader). Artists using Sennheiser equipment included Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Eddie Izzard, The Script, Kings of Leon, The Vaccines and Of Monsters And Men.
Meanwhile, the last weekend of August saw the inaugural Capital FM sponsored Fusion festival take place in Birmingham’s Cofton Park. Staged in support of the Prince’s Trust, Sennheiser artists included Jessie J, The Wanted, Labrinth, Union J and The Saturdays using SKM 5200 mk II mics with EM 3732 receivers, SKM 2000 mics with EM 2050 receivers and 2000 series in-ear monitors.
Invited by production company 24-7 Productions, Mark Saunders and Tim Sherratt (Engineering & Technical Services Manager) were on site for Sennheiser UK throughout the weekend, offering the usual high quality technical support.
“Being on site at some of the bigger festivals is of great benefit to Sennheiser, as it allows us to offer on-site repairs, support and advice for anyone who needs it, whether they are regular Sennheiser users or not,” says Mark. “As well as supporting the rental company, artists and sound engineers, our presence at Fusion allowed us to work closely with 24/7 Productions, a company with whom Sennheiser has a long-established relationship. We were happy to offer any help that was needed and look forward to continuing an excellent working partnership in the future.”
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).