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Here at On Tour Events, we have been providing our sound equipment hire services to festivals in both the UK and Europe for over two decades.

 

Today, we continue to serve some of the country's most prominent events while also serving local and regional festivals across a broad spectrum of industries. From food and drink festivals, to one of Europe’s leading EDM music festivals, we can handle the sound requirements for all sorts of events.

 

So without further ado, let’s run you through what you need to be thinking about as a festival organiser before laying out our impressive options when it comes to festival sound hire and event production services.

 

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No matter their size, festivals are complicated events to bring together. While there are so many moving parts to bear in mind, we would recommend not overlooking your sound equipment hire requirements. Remember, if you deliver a poor sound experience for your paying fans, they’ll most likely never return.

 

Given that’s the case, what are some of the factors you want to be thinking about? If you’ve been in the events industry for any length of time, you’ll be aware that the artist or performer(s)’ rider is the best place to start. Without hiring sound gear that matches their requirements, some artists may refuse to perform and point to their stipulations in the contract you signed with them. Therefore, make sure you start here to see if there’s any “must haves” regarding sound equipment within their riders.

 

Next, think about your stage and your overall event production requirements. There’s no point hiring an extensive PA line array setup for your small festival stage where you expect less than 1,000 audience members. By contrast, you don’t want a standard PA system for a festival’s main stage playing to almost 10,000 people. You’ll need the works, including line arrays, stage monitors, amps, subwoofers, additional speakers, a state-of-the-art digital mixing desk, and all of the associated cabling.

 

Yes, of course your budget is also going to factor into your choices, but here at On Tour Events, we always suggest starting with serving your performers and audience the best way you can first. Skimping on sound equipment, rarely, if ever, works out positively for a festival’s reputation.

But enough about what you need to bear in mind, let’s get you excited about our ability to meet, and exceed, your sound needs!

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If this isn’t your first festival, you’ll already have a good idea of what you might need for your specific event. However, it’s still worth running you through what we offer and what sizes of events they are best suited to.

 

Hire Outdoor PA Systems for Your Festival

Your PA system is your bread and butter when it comes to festival sound. You simply can’t do without it. However, the system (or specific setup) you hire will depend on the factors we mentioned above in the considerations section.

 

In terms of our stock, we have so many options that it’s difficult to know where to start, so we’ll limit it to our most popular choices.

 

For smaller regional festivals (or for smaller stages at a national festival), a popular choice for a PA system is our d&b audiotechnik Q series. This suite of PA gear will comfortably handle a festival performance with 500 to 2,000+ people in attendance. It includes all of your usual features, such as line arrays, point source speakers, subwoofers, and amps.

 

Or, if you are planning a much larger stage production (such as for the main stage of an event) with up to 5,000 to 10,000 audience members, we would suggest upgrading to the turnkey J series, which is also from industry-leaders d&b audiotechnik. Known as the “Rolls-Royce” of the PA world, this turnkey PA system package will deliver everything you need and is as rider-friendly as it gets!

 

Hire Addition Sound Equipment To Complete Your Lineup

Of course, while the PA system you hire for your festival will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you, there will, of course, be other elements of sound equipment you need to hire in. For example, you won’t get very far without microphones. But, again, we have a range of options available, including leading Shure wireless options.

 

Don’t forget you’ll also need cabling to bring everything together to the next item on your list, one or more mixing consoles. We have plenty of options from leading brands such as Midas and DiGiCo, which are suitable for a broad spectrum of festival events.

 

Don’t Forget to Hire Your Additional Festival Event Production

Sound equipment hire is vital at any festival, but don’t forget it relies on other production aspects to perform as it should. For example, your festival stage hire and truss structure and rigging choices will have a significant influence on your line arrays, so they need to be carefully considered and added to your shopping list.

Other factors in your production to consider include festival LED screen hire and festival lighting hire services to complete your stage production.

 

Fortunately, here at On Tour Events, not only do we provide top-of-the-range sound equipment, but we boast industry-leading solutions across the board when it comes to festival event production. As a result, we are one of the only providers in the UK that can provide turnkey event services to the festival industry, and we continue to work hard to develop our reputation as one of Europe’s leading companies in the festival sector.

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Here at On Tour Events, we recognise how important it is to get your sound right for your festival. We understand that delivering powerful, immersive, and impactful sound is the ONLY recipe for success when it comes to music festivals, for instance.

 

That’s why we have invested in the highest quality brand name in this sector (d&b audiotechnik) to ensure we never let you down. No matter the size and scale of your event, we will work with you to deliver the most “bang for your buck” and ensure your paying fans will be nothing less than blown away by what they are hearing from your star performers.

 

Better yet, we can provide all elements of technical event production for festivals, making us a straightforward one-stop shop for all of your equipment hire needs. So if you want to get the ball rolling, simply pick up the phone and give us a call on 020 8058 0093 to discuss your festival requirements.

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London

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Phone: 020 8058 0093

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