AMG Future-Proofs London’s O2 Forum
Caitlin Mogridge / Academy Music Group – O2 Forum Kentish Town
John Pinner (Technical Manager – O2 Forum Kentish Town), Eral Hassan (General Manager – O2 Forum Kentish Town) and Helen McGee (Divisional Manager – Academy Music Group).
Supplied by Adlib, the full touring specification system will “give incoming productions the flexibility and facilities they need to stage world class performances with the convenience of using the house system,” the announcement states.
Adlib coupled its vast touring and venue experience with “detailed research of current rider information to come up with a state-of the art configuration of the iconic North London venue: L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system, DiGiCo consoles and Adlib’s latest MP5 wedges and side fills for the monitor system.
AMG’s Helen McGee said: “We listened to many promoters, sound engineers and production managers and wanted to invest in a first class system. O2 Forum Kentish Town is a stunning art-deco theatre and a much-loved, major touring venue that attracts high profile, international artists, so we needed to invest in a completely new PA system that really is the best-in-class.”
Heading the project was Adlib’s Roger Kirby, Rob Crossland and Tony Szabo. “This system is extensively proven to deliver the results required by the most demanding artistes,” Kirby said.
The Forum’s main PA points were upgraded and relocated “to cover the spacious balcony area and the wide areas offstage at the front. Additional low frequency support is offered by six SB28s a side, ground-stacked in two 3-way wheeled dollies which position them at the ideal height in relation to the audience.”