STS Touring Productions has chosen Van Damme as a key partner to help deliver the many live music and sporting events it has become known for.
Founded 25 years ago, STS Touring has long provided complete technical and logistical solutions to large-scale live and entertainment events. Its bread and butter is backline – essentially all the necessary gear, including guitars, bass and keyboard amplifiers, drums, microphone stands and cables.
Portfolio clients include Midge Ure, Mott The Hoople, Frankie Vallie, plus many world class sporting events and major music festivals. With a constantly full diary of challenging and high-profile projects, STS Touring needs to ensure that every element of its kit will stand up to rigorous use.
Will Hurn, senior audio systems engineer at STS Touring, commented: “Van Damme is a key part of our offering because its cables are so reliable. For a long time we’ve used the Van Damme Black Tour Series 16-pin multicore cable but have recently also started ordering the same in eight pairs because it’s perfect for smaller tours and clients with specific requirements. The product quality is recognised across the industry, hence they’re in our list of ‘must-haves’ when we have a job on the go. The team at VDC knows their stuff and ensures that everything they’re providing meets our requirements exactly and gets to us well in advance of any deadline. Our events are picking up again for 2023 and we’re just about to put another order in!”
Jim Bulbeck, technical support manager at VDC Trading said: “For over a quarter of a century, STS Touring has provided first-rate hire packages for artists and events throughout the UK. Not only does the company work with both big names but also smaller/up and coming bands, providing extensive backline and audio equipment to help them with their staging. It’s a pleasure to work so closely with such professionals and we look forward to supporting further events this year.”