Outline GTO powers Genoa’s First Festival

Outline’s audio technology reinforces the Italian techno music festival at Waterfront Marina Genova. Photo: Outline

First Festival returned to the Fiera Del Mare, 70m by 120m summer stage at one of Italy’s most prestigious techno events, ranking among the top six in national importance.

Following previous sold-out events featuring renowned artists like Nina Kraviz, Charlotte de Witte, and Richie Hawtin, the festival presented by RST Events treated the audience to a seamless 10-hour musical experience. The lineup included international DJs such as Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann, CamelPhat (Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala), Mathame (Matteo and Amedeo Giovanelli), and Fel (Giovanni Galvani and Alessio Lerma).

An essential element of the First Festival since 2013 has been the Outline sound system, expertly installed by Show Technologies from Recco, Genoa. Acknowledged by professionals and appreciated by both the audience and artists, the Outline system is known for delivering exceptional audio quality, enhancing the overall musical enjoyment.

Alessandro Orlando, representing RST Events and a prominent figure in organising major events in Genoa over the past decade, shared his thoughts: “Outline has become synonymous with reliability and success for us – and it’s not just my perspective as an organiser, but it’s a sentiment echoed by our audience and the artists we host every year. Receiving numerous compliments – something not easy to come by in our industry – for the audio’s clarity and power is truly rewarding.

With Outline, we consistently succeed in engaging and immersing every attendee, be it in an indoor or outdoor setting, like our latest edition that covered an extensive area of 16,000 sq m. Even the artists themselves are in awe, often pausing monitor loudspeakers during the performances to appreciate the exceptional quality of the PA system. Their wide-eyed expressions and smiles say it all, expressing their amazement and satisfaction with the sound.”

The audio setup at Fiera Del Mare featured 24 GTO modules, a pair of GTO-DF (main), 20 Mantas (front-fill), six Mantas (private area), and 28 DBS 18-2 subwoofers, configured in an ‘end-fire’ array. The entire system was powered by Outline amplifiers and the design process utilised the sophisticated Open Array 3D acoustic modelling software, also developed by Outline.