Download & Glastonbury festivals

In June, as well as having ten tours out, Skan was busy with regular work at Download and Glastonbury festivals.

Skan provided a d&b J system for the “Zippo Encore Stage” at Download and “The Other Stage” at Glastonbury. The only difference being longer hangs at Glastonbury to accommodate the larger crowds. For both events, in addition to d&b J for main and side-hangs, Skan installed a cardioid array consisting of twenty d&b J-SUBs and eight d&b J-INFRAs all powered by d&b D80s.

The results were up to Skan’s usual high standards and this was recognised by engineers, production managers, audience and noise consultants alike.

Robb Allan from Avid and FOH engineer for Massive Attack made the following comments after their triumphant set closing Glastonbury on Sunday night. “Just wanted to say thanks again for the system at Glastonbury. Sounded far and away the best of all the systems we’ve worked on this summer. Also please say thanks to all the team. You were all really friendly and helpful after what must have been a long weekend”. We’re obviously flattered to receive feedback like this, thank you, Robb! You can read more from Robb here: http://www.avidblogs.com/music-on-tour-with-massive-attack-it-was-the-best-of-gigs/

The control and monitor package was the same at both festivals with Avid PROFILEs at FOH with a Midas Pro1 used to combine the house desks and guest desks before the drive system and to matrix wired and wireless communications.

Yamaha PM5D-RHs on monitors with M2s and V side-fills powered by d&b D80s.

The crew for the two festivals included many Skan staff and familiar freelance crew including Matt Vickers, Tom Tunney, Ron Kessels, Chris Barton, Harm Schopman, Onno Ooms, Matt Besford-Foster, Finbar Neenan, Dan Parkinson, Glen Fuller & Alvin Russ. Thanks to all involved for contributing to two brilliant weekends.