Summer 2019 has witnessed the 43th edition of the Vitoria-Gasteiz Festival de Jazz and the 54th edition of the Heineken Jazzaldía Festival in San Sebastián, the most important jazz festivals in Spain and one of the most famous worldwide. Once again, Fernando Díaz and Raúl Mendez, technical managers for both festivals on behalf of Fluge Audiovisuales, decided to use Focus Venue systems with Fohhn Beam Steering Technology, guided by the excellent results and feedback from the previous edition.
Attendees to the Festival de Jazz were able to enjoy a variety of national and international bands like The Golden Gate Quartet, M.A.P. + Orchestra, the Danilo Pérez – Cohen – Potter Quintet, Regina Carter, Gregory Porter, Jorge Drexler, Omara Portuondo, Makaya McCraven and Kamasi Washington.
The main event area was again the Mendizorrotza sports hall, with capacity for around 5000 persons. The main PA consisted of a Focus Venue system with one FV-100 high frequency module and two FV-200 low-mid modules per side. Eight pieces PS-850 subwoofers were placed in a cardioid configuration and for downfill and outfill four PT-70 fullrange cardioid speakers were placed. The frontfill consisted of six pieces XT-10. For monitoring, twelve pieces of XM-4 stage monitors were provided. All passive speakers were fed by DI system amplifiers.
The feedback from both technical crew and musicians was extraordinary, appreciating the clean on-stage response due to the cardioid characteristic of the whole PA.
Furthermore, in this edition Fohhn was chosen also for the outdoor stage “La Falerina”, in the city center of Vitoria, where PT-70 and PS-850 were used as main PA together with XM-4 monitors and XT-22 fills.
Congratulation to everyone involved on this great festival!