A Funktion-One Evo sound system from Cheshire Event Production was recently used at BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza 2017 event which welcomed 14,000 visitors during the first weekend of August.
The showcase event of the weekend was two days of live TV and radio broadcasting from San Antonio’s iconic Café Mambo Sunset Stage, featuring a mix of DJs and live acts including Fat Boy Slim, Danny Howard, David Guetta, Annie Mac and Disclosure.
The Funktion-One rental partner deployed a main system comprising six Evo 7E (three per side) and 12 F121 single-21in bass enclosures (six per side), supplemented by two Evo 7 SH skeletal speakers for side-fill and two Resolution 1 speakers for front-fill. Two Evo 7SH and two BR218 bass reflex speakers were used for delays, while power and control for the system came from seven XTA APA Dante-enabled amps and an MC2 Delta80 Dante-enabled processor.
“Café Mambo asked us to supply the complete audio production,” explained Cheshire Event Production’s Olly Wayman. “This is the second time the event has taken place on the rocks and the second time we have been asked to supply. We provided everything audio, right up the BBC splits.”
The dramatic setting was not without its challenges however: “The whole event is a huge challenge, working on the rocks would be the first one,” said Wayman. “The council sets very tight sound restrictions but the directivity of the Evo 7s makes it super easy to ensure we get good SPL where it’s needed and not where it shouldn’t be. We’ve had the Evo 7s for three years now and we got our APA amplifiers at the same time. The entire system is just in a different class - we’re getting mind-blowing results every time.”
Production manager Tom Brown added: “The sound was clean and tight all weekend. Every artist was very happy and impressed. Olly and his team did a superb job under some very challenging circumstances and demanding audio specifications from both myself and from the BBC.”