RASS & DORNER rock Kitzbühel music festival 2016
This is especially due to the large and personal commitment of Thomas Rass, owner of Rass & Dorner GmbH.
He lured the A-Team of European folk music to the so-called “Gamsstadt” Kitzbühel, while at the same time taking care of the technical realization of the event.
Rass & Dorner Specialevents is one of Austria’s leading event service providers and has organised events such as Red Bull Crashed Ice in Finland, various events in connection with the legendary Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm race or with various Biathlon world cups. The company offers complete solutions – from the creative creation of ideas to professional realisation.
The 4th Kitzbühel music festival took place from August 18-20, 2016. Amongst others, the festival featured Oesch’s die Dritten, Francine Jordi, Ross Antony, Johnny Logan, Hannah and Vanessa Mai as well as superstar Andreas Gabalier, who had sold out Munich’s Olympic Stadium with 70,000 fans shortly before.
As its location, the Kitzbühel music festival opted for the tennis stadium in Kitzbühel. With 6,500 sold-out seats and 100% fans, a very special atmosphere developed due to the close proximity to the musicians. Kitzbühel’s whole city centre was available for the after-show party.
The whole set-up was planned and realised by Rass & Dorner. Martin Berger, who has produced events for R&D for ten years, was the responsible technical project manager.
For the main sound system, the team relied on 24 x K2 and 24 x LS28 subs (both from L’Acoustics). 24 x L’Acoustics KARA acted as side fills, while 15 x L’Acoustics 8XT secured the sound in the venue’s boxes. As front fills, 12 x L’Acoustics ARCS II were installed. As monitor loudspeakers, the R&D team opted for 10 x L’Acoustics 115 XT HiQ monitors. The live sound was mixed both at the FOH as well as at the monitor position using a Yamaha QL-5 console. Robert Stepar was responsible for live mixing, while Stefan Kainz held the monitor position.
The live video production was realised using a total of eight cameras – consisting of 5 x Panasonic HPX 500, 1 x Panasonic HE 120 PTZ as well as 2 x GoPro with wireless connection. Everything was controlled using a Panasonic AV HS 410 multi-format HD switcher. The signal distribution was carried out via a Riedel Mediornet Compact Pro. For the display on the LED rear panel (with a size of 50 square metres) as well as the LED runway, an additional AI Infinity EX-8HD media server was deployed. Additional LED walls, with a size of 15 square metres each, were installed on the left and right side of the stage.
The lighting was produced and designed by Maximilian Sibbe, who has worked as a freelance lighting designer for R&D for many years.
The following fixtures were deployed:
26 x Clay Paky Mythos
20 x Clay Paky Scenius 1400 Profile
8 x Clay Paky Sharpy
20 x JB Lighting A12
21 x SGM P5
12 x SGM Q7 (Strobe)
20 x Martin Mac 101
10 x Martin Mac 301
16 x Thomas 8 Lite DWE
8 x Arri Studio 2000
2 x Robert Juliat Aramis
2 x MDG Atmosphere Touring Haze
4 x Magic Fx Co2 Jet
1 x Grand Ma 2 Fullsize
1 x Grand Ma 2 Light
2 x Ma Lighting NPU
2 x Ma Lighting 8-Port Node
This year, an excellent set-up could again be created in cooperation with long-term partners such as WWVT, fournell showtechnik, Mobil Show and k-zwei kommunikation as well as with 4youreye’s creative input.
Rass & Dorner, along with Adlmann Promotion, the Kitzbühel Tourist Association, the municipality and Mayor Dr. Klaus Winkler as well as Kitzbühel’s event agency Kitzmusik GmbH again succeeded in drawing international attention to Kitzbühel and thus uniting the arts, culture and tradition.