Music Festival Case Study – Meraki Festival

Meraki Festival is a fast-growing and well respected music and arts event held at the Hertfordshire County Showground. Hire Frequencies covered sound, lighting and video for both the main stage and a secondary stage. The 3 day event sees over 7,000 festival goers in attendance over the weekend.

The festival hosted a multitude of well known acts such as The Shires, Judge Jules Live Band, Garry Christian, Carol Decker, Huw Eddy & The Carnival, plus many more over the weekend.

The second stage featured club favourites Danny Rampling, Sonique and comedian Sean Lock.

The main stage was put together with a 10m x 6m stage, two d&b audiotechnik V Series line arrays and three overhead trusses with Chauvet Pro lighting fixtures. FOH & Monitor consoles were covered by MIDAS Pro 2 and DiGiCo SD12 respectively.

A full complement of stage monitoring, IEMs, microphones, stage crew and technicians were all provided.

Main Stage Equipment


d&b audiotechnik V Series PA
12 x d&b V8s
6 x d&b V-SUBs
3 x d&b D80 amplifiers in tour rack
Midas Pro2 Console FOH
DiGiCo SD12 Console MONS
10 x Sennheiser G3 IEM systems
10 x Sennheiser G3 radio mics
10 x Active stage monitors with sidefills
Full complement of microphones and DIs from Shure, Sennheiser, AKG and BSS


2 x Pioneer CDJ-2000 NXS2 decks
1 x DJM-900 NXS2 mixer


12 x Slimline LED PARs
12 x Chauvet Pro R2 moving heads
6 x Chauvet Intimidator Hybrid 140SR
4 x Chauvet R1 FXB
3 x AYRA Flash 1500D Strobes


10m x 6m stage
2 x Line array hangs flown from stage wings
3 x Hangs of H30V truss
2m x 2m stage risers

Second Stage Equipment


d&b audiotechnik T Series PA system
Midas M32R Digital Mixing Desk
Sennheiser EW 300 G3 radio mics
Pioneer CDJ-2000 NXS2 decks
DJM-900 NXS2 mixer


Philips 65″ 4K Ultra HD LED Screens
Roland V-60HD vision mixer


6m x 4m stage platform
‘Goalpost’ truss structure for lighting rig


Slimline LED PARs
AYRA Flash 1500D Strobes
Chamsys MagicQ PC Wing lighting desk
Martin Mac 250 Entour spot moving heads
Robe Spot 250XT spot moving heads
Chauvet Intimidator LED 350 beam moving heads
Beamz Stroboscope 1500W
Laserworld CS-1000RGB MKII lasers
LEDJ 7Q5 Slimline RGBW LED pars
Par 56 short nose cans
Chauvet Hurricane 4D hazer

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