Electrisize Festival 2013
At Erkelenz in Germany, 3,000 visitors experienced on 10 August 2013 one of the largest electronic music festivals in the region. Under the name “Electrisize”, legendary open air festivals with changing DJs have been held at various locations. “Historic sites where you do not expect electronic music are our hallmarks”, said Raphael Meyersiek from the organisation team.
Against the unique backdrop of the former monastery, Haus Hohenbusch, the organisers raised spirits to the max this year with a superb sound system and top line-up. The various styles of electronic music from a total of 16 DJs were presented on two stages on the festival lawn in the shadow of the old manor. This included the DJs Tujamo, Sidney Charles, “Sick Individuals” from the Netherlands, Tonfänger and many more.
This year’s organisers did not make any compromises on sound, reported Frank Zander from Ton in Ton Veranstaltungstechnik: “The event was fully equipped with a sound system from Kling & Freitag. The main stage had the Line Array systems of the SEQUENZA range from Kling & Freitag. A combination of 12x SEQUENZA 10 elements and 6 elements from the recently introduced SEQUENZA 5 sonicated the complex with uniform and adequate sound levels. The necessary punch in the bass area was provided by 14X K&F SW 118E units and 4x K&F ACCESS B10 units.
“For the first time, we were able to use in this way the combination of the large SEQUENZA 10 system with three SEQUENZA 5 units suspended underneath”, said Zander. Dominik Peters, Director of Ton in Ton added: “The arrangement of the SW 118E to the bass array was simulated in advance with the CON:SEQUENZA+ planning software, and put the finishing touches to the system”. There was a lot of dancing on the riding lawn behind the manor – the local press spoke of “powerful basses”, which beat on every chest, getting people to dance.
The Tapuya stage in the tent was fired with 4x K&F Line 212 top speakers and 8x K&F SW 215E bass systems. Three 100,000 watt generators provided sufficient power on the grounds. In addition to the Kling & Freitag systems, 22 moving lights, 24 blinders and over 100 LED spotlights, among other items, were used. A lot work which was definitely worthwhile – the visitors and organisers were fully satisfied.