Harman Professional Solutions supplied tour sound provider Gabisom Audio Equipment with JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for the recent 2015 Rock in Rio festival in Brazil.
For 30 years, Rock in Rio has hosted live sets from many of the world’s top musical artists – originating in South America before later branching out into Portugal (Lisbon), Spain (Madrid) and the US (Las Vegas) – with Gabisom a long-standing provider of audio systems for Rock in Rio festivals across the globe.
Attracting more than a half-million people to the site in total over two weekends, Rock in Rio celebrated its 30th anniversary this year at the City of Rock, a specially built venue on the site where the Olympic Village will be located for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
As it has in years past, Rock in Rio featured performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Elton John, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Katy Perry, John Legend, Sam Smith, Queen + Adam Lambert and System of a Down.
“World-class sound quality and consistent performance are of the utmost importance at an event on as grand a scale as Rock in Rio,” said Peter Racy, Gabisom's chief engineer. “Also, the integration between VTX and I-Tech HD enables us to easily manage the system, which would otherwise be a difficult task for an event featuring so many different acts.
"Our VTX and I-Tech HD system has served us extremely well over the past few years on a wide variety of events, but especially at recent Rock in Rio festivals. The Harman system once again came through for us in a big way and helped make this year’s Rock in Rio another rousing success.”
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