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Tønder Festival celebrates large success with Gravity

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:55

Ashley Cooke and Malte Hansen

The Danish Tønder Festival has been one of the most important folk music events since the mid 1970s. The festival’s 42nd edition will likely go down as one of the most successful in history: In summer temperatures, more than 11,000 music fans from across Europe enjoyed shows by the folk and Americana music scene’s elite. These included top acts such as The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal.

Also contributing to the event’s success were the stands from Gravity®. Ashley Cooke, Production Manager and responsible for Tønder Festival’s lighting and sound production, relied on the Adam Hall Group’s new brand for the first time – and was very enthusiastic about the outcome: “We are very satisfied with the Gravity® stands”, he says, “they are very light, but nonetheless stable. The musicians thought they were great with their good feel, their cool look and because – thanks to the clamps – they can be quickly and easily adjusted. This was exceptionally well received by the musicians.” Additionally, Ashley Cooke is convinced by the G-Rings: “The colour code system is really great. You can personalise the stands and the man at the monitor immediately knows which stand belongs to which microphone.”

After the stands’ outstanding festival performance, Cooke has identified further fields of application for the Gravity® stands: “The Tønder Festival has a small live club in Tønder. After the summer break, the Gravity® stands will be deployed there immediately.” And again at the Tønder Festival next year.