NEXO sound systems power Lakefest

From the smallest comedy tent to the main stage, NEXO sound systems featured exclusively at this year’s Lakefest. 

In a feat of collaboration, the festival organisers and Bluestone Audio brought together no fewer than 13 UK NEXO rental partners to provide sound systems on the various stages.

“Lakefest this year was a great festival for showcasing our NEXO GEO M12 line array with flown MSUB18ssupplemented by cardioid pairs of RS18 subs across the front of the stage,” reported Bluestone owner Sam Brook. “We used NEXO GEO M10s for delays and NEXO P+ point source boxes as front and side fills, and stage monitors.”

“The system sounded great, set up really well with nice amounts of low-end from the hung MSUB18s, giving a great amount of punch” commented Angus Price, FOH Engineer for first-night main stage headliner, Johnny Marr. “And really good coverage from the GEO M10 delays voiced exactly the same as the GEO M12s.”

Retrospective of House and Funkytown tents featured legendary NEXO Alpha ground-stacked systems with a GEO S12 system in the Amped tent and a smaller GEO M line array on the Cheshire Cat Club comedy stage. Stages in the VIP, Cocktail and BBC Introducing tents featured NEXO point-source systems, with compact NEXO ID Series speakers used on the VIP viewing platform and the BMX cycling track.

Assistance for the event was provided by UK NEXO staff Gareth Collyer and Rich Soper, with technical assistance from Bertrand Billon of NEXO’s Engineering Support team. “NEXO is all about equipping rental companies with versatile, high-performance systems that deliver a great return on investment,” commented UK Sales Manager, Rich Soper. “Not only did this year’s Lakefest prove that there’s a NEXO system perfect for every size of stage, but also the willingness of NEXO rental partners to pool their inventory and expertise to deliver world-class sound and service.”

“After another hugely successful Lakefest, the whole festival team would like to thank everyone from NEXO that joined us in the week before and during the festival, offering us superb hands-on technical support and advice” concluded Main Stage Production Manager Mark Whitehouse of Reaper Events.

A full list of the NEXO rental partners on-site at Lakefest 2023 includes Reaper Events, Bluestone Audio, Serenity Audio, Connect Audio Visual, Giglight, USS AV, Steve Wilce Sound and Lighting, RMPA and RU Event Services, with additional NEXO inventory rented in from EPS Oxford, BES Systems, A1 Entertainment and BBQ Sound.