Australia - The four-day WOMADelaide festival, now in its 24th year, which celebrates world music and dance, is held in the beautiful surrounds of Adelaide's Botanic Garden shows no signs of age.
The 11-14 March event smashed previous attendance records as 95,000 attendees took in performances from acts as diverse as Angélique Kidjo, Calexico, Violent Femmes, De La Soul, Kev Carmody and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
A first in 2016, Novatech Creative Event Technology supplied all seven stages of the festival using world class audio, lighting, and video production equipment, backed by their expert personnel.
The aptly named Novatech Stage was supplied in its entirety by Novatech, utilising their stage and roofing system. The all-important Foundation Stage, which functioned as the festival's main stage, was serviced by Novatech's new Avid S6L digital mixing console, which has leapt to the top of every touring FOH engineer's first choice for console.
"The S6L proved to hold its own over other consoles being used for the WOMADelaide Festival this year," said Adam Budgen, senior head sound technician at the Adelaide Festival Centre and WOMADelaide Foundation Stage FOH operator. "The sound of the console was warm and articulate. Many of the touring engineers were trying it for the first time, with great results. Most of the engineers who were familiar with Av