2017 marked the fifth year that live entertainment company Underbelly produced Edinburgh’s Christmas for the City of Edinburgh Council, and their first year producing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, which lasts three days in Scotland’s capital city and draws an estimated 150,000 people from around the world.
Double Brit Award-winning Rag’n’Bone Man headlined the festival following his year as the biggest UK breakout star of 2017, along with a performance from the Rolling Stones.
This year’s midnight celebration was choreographed to a specially commissioned soundscape created by Skye band Niteworks and award-winning sound designer and film composer Dan Jones, in collaboration with fireworks experts Titanium.
Pro audio provider The Warehouse Sound Services worked with Underbelly production director David Watson to ensure that the concert went without a hitch and all artist requirements were catered for.
“We utilised left and right hangs of 12 E15 line array enclosures with eight S10 as side hangs together with 16 E119 subs all powered with Lab Gruppen PLM20K44 amplifiers running Lake Processing to provide clean, crisp and even coverage throughout the audience areas,” said The Warehouse systems engineer Aidan Thomson. “Adamson’s proprietary design software Blueprint AV was used to design the system.
“A range of other equipment was also used during the performances including Avid, Digico, Midas and Yamaha digital mixing consoles, Shure Axient Digital radio mic systems, Shure and Sennheiser IEM Systems and AKG, Shure, DPA, Sennheiser, Neumann microphones.”