Allen & Heath dLive Takes Centre Stage at Renowned Indian Music Festival

Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system was employed on the main stage of the recent Bacardi NH7 Weekender, held in RBDSA Sports Complex in Shillong, India. The annual multi-city festival is one of the largest music festivals in India, hosting emerging local artists alongside major international acts, and attracting 12,000 visitors.

PA company, Sound & Light Professionals (SNL), has managed sound reinforcement for the main stage since the event’s inception. This year, acts included Steven Wilson, Vertical Horizon, Farhan Akhtar, Dossier’s Urge, Vir Das Allen Chutney, Fossils, Undying Inc, and Aberrant.

To meet the technically diverse demands for monitoring on stage, SNL deployed its recently purchased dLive S7000 Surface and DM64 MixRack, supplied by Allen & Heath’s Delhi-based distributor, Sun Infonet.

One of the most anticipated performances of the festival was Bollywood singer / actor, Farhan Akhtar. Monitor Engineer, Madhur Hastikar, commented: “This was my first experience of using dLive, and there are several features about the board which really stand out. Firstly, the headroom is simply remarkable, also, the dual Touchscreens make the GUI very intuitive to the average user, and the rotary controls feel very responsive, similar to that of an analogue desk, which makes dialling parameters or gain a lot smoother.”

“With dLive, my team was confident it would be able to cover each section of the stage,” concluded Manish Mavani, owner of Sound & Light Professionals.

The festival will also be staged in other cities across the country over the coming months.