“Since 2007, Rossco have provided sound systems for five stages at the festival catering for 400+ acts over two days including name headliners. They attended all meetings with the local authority, and handled all noise management issues, complaints, actions and post-event reports.”
Paul Wilcox, Technical Production Manager, Rhythms of the World festival
More than just the music
Yes, the music has to sound great, but as a festival organiser you’re looking for much more from your PA contractor than this. In our experience, the big issues for you are:
- Health and safety on site is of primary importance, so safe working practices are imperative. We take this very seriously – see our method statement for more details.
- The show must go on, whatever the weather. We’re geared up for all inclement weather contingencies.
- Self-sufficiency is essential. The last thing an organiser needs is the PA company asking for this and that. Can we borrow those ladders, rigging rope, safety bonds? Have you got any cable ties? We always bring everything we need.
- Close and cooperative liaison with local authorities. We can act as noise consultants for the event and can also provide full noise-management services from long-term background noise surveys, Noise Management Plans, Event Noise Monitoring and Post-Event Reports. We can also assist in licence applications and negotiations in the setting of noise limits.
“Ross has been supplying the ‘son’ at the Bluehearts Son et Lumière since 1990. As long as we have great sound, we don't mind what shape or form it takes. Rossco's systems always sound absolutely superb. The music and the fireworks together make for a great evening.”
“Rossco are very good at working with musicians and artists who can sometimes be difficult and temperamental. Ross understands where they’re coming from, probably because he's a musician himself. For an event like Holland Day this is great for me, because I've got enough to think about.”
“Rossco did the sound for us on the main stage while we handled the other four arenas - bands and DJs - plus comedy shows and 'Bug Jam's Got Talent'. We gave Rossco the brief and then just let them get on with it and it was one more item crossed off our list.”
“The key issues for us are around health and safety on site, so safe working practices are essential, and close liaison with local authorities. Rossco tick all the boxes on both these. Oh, and the sound is great too.”
“Thank you, Rossco. One is most grateful.”
Rhythms of the World festival
"Rossco do a brilliant job and I could wax lyrical about them all day"
Son et lumière fundraiser for Bluehearts
"The display attracts 5,000+ people and raises money for the club, without which it would not stay afloat"
Holland Day festival
"The Rossco team were the first to arrive and the last to leave. And for the bit in the middle they worked their socks off to really deliver"
Bug Jam at Santa Pod Raceway
"Rossco did a great job, providing a full concert system package for three days of entertainment on our main stage"
Luton International Carnival
"The sound at Britain's biggest one-day carnival was once again a big success"
The Queen visits Rossco during Jubilee festivities
"Only one company was in the running when the Queen needed Hitchin wired for sound"