Midland returns to Islington Hall with Funktion-One systems

Sound Services Ltd delivers Funktion-One sound systems for the third iteration of the annual event.

There’s a particular magic conjured in the harmonious energy of people who love working together, especially when there’s music at the heart of it. Midland at Islington Assembly Hall is one of those mellifluous things; a musical odyssey curated by the DJ, producer, and record label owner, held in a Grade II listed live music venue, and delivered with the support of a passionate team of creatives and technicians.

Saturday 16 March saw the third edition of an event which first emerged in October 2021 as a light at the end of the constrained months that preceded it. The event description for that first instalment laid out a lasting intention. Leap forward to 2024 and the ethos still stands tall. Midland, at the helm as the creative force, collaborating closely with promoter Percolate Music, production designers Parametrica, and audio specialist Sound Services Ltd with support from Funktion-One.

“The creative all stems from Midland’s vision,” explained Percolate’s Simon Denby. “From the lovely artwork through to the sound design and lighting production. We then all work together to realise the dream and pull off the vibe. We want to make sure that the show is a warm and inviting space to be in, allowing for intimacy as well as top-notch sound and lighting that you often only get at larger permanent venues.”

Photos: Khris Cowley / Here & Now