Lawo Provides Sound on Bastille Day


Lawo mixing consoles provided audio quality for over half a million Concert de Paris spectators at the foot of the Eiffel Tower during Bastille Day.

The Concert de Paris is one of the largest classical music events held anywhere in the world and is followed by a traditional firework display. The show – featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of Radio France, along with internationally renowned soloists – was relayed to TV viewers and radio listeners in France and beyond with the Lawo setup.

For the central celebrations on the Champ du Mars next to the Eiffel Tower – the highlight of the National Holiday – Radio France used a mc²96, Lawo’s flagship audio production console, for ultimate FOH mixing performance. 4 hands operated the large Lawo mc²96: those of Stéphane Desmons took care of the orchestra, while Alexandre Martin was in charge of the choirs and solo singers.

On the stage, the monitoring position was equipped with a Lawo mc²36 operated by Stephane Touvenin. In Radio France’s OB Truck n.5, a Lawo mc²66 was in the expert hands of Laurent Fracchia for the live broadcast of the event on France Inter and France 2, the main public radio and TV stations in France.

Bruno Lompech, Head of the Radio France Sound Reinforcement Department, said: “The super comprehensive interface and advanced multi-user features of the mc²96 gave us the opportunity to reduce the quantity of equipment we needed while increasing the working capabilities of our sound engineers.

“The show was flawless and gave us a new opportunity to demonstrate the power of our solutions in such large-scale events,” added Joffrey Heyraud, Lawo’s Sales Director for France.

This world-class concert was immediately followed by an amazing fireworks show on the Eiffel Tower – a wonderful opening to a historical weekend, which concluded with the climax of Les Bleus victory in the FIFA World Cup.