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Effectron Reinforces Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College Auditorium with Adamson Sound, Barco Projection and Effectron Lights and Furnishing

The 2000-seat multipurpose auditorium at the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Government College in Daman, in August 2020 was installed with an impressive audio architecture from Adamson..... read more

Soundframe Gives LOTD an Exclusive Harman Professional Audio System Finesse

SoundFrame recently outfitted Lord of the Drinks’ Kolkata location with a complete Harman Professional Audio System to provide exceptional audio quality and coverage for its patrons..... read more

Neumann Home Studio Academy India Edition - In Conversation with Meghdeep Bose

Meghdeep Bose is a noted arranger, composer and music producer. In this exclusive interview with PT, Meghdeep talks about his collaboration with Sennheiser and Neumann for the Indian edition..... read more

Acoustics In Auditorium Design - by Vijay Purandare

How a room sounds and feels depends heavily on the specific acoustic properties of the materials in the room. For example, the acoustics of a concert hall are designed..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms- Part 4 - by Rahul Sarma

In Part 3 of the series, Rahul spoke about the science behind absorption and diffusion..... read more

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Creativity – The Heart of Stage Events

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year with a line-up of magnificent events which are ready to take place. It becomes important to be well versed with the latest trends in the event industry; like for example, the overall experience and engaging attendees throughout the event will help make an everlasting impression. Also, upgrading the approach and skills will engage the attendees on a deeper level. It is necessary to produce creativity with an improved interaction, networking and by creating marketing opportunities for organizers and suppliers.

The industry is expected to grow on an upward curve and the technology will play a key role to create a meaningful impact. When planning the strategy for the upcoming year, the event technology should align with the goals of the organization with focus on convenience. Talking about venues, it is getting bigger and there is an increasing demand of new locations. Organizers are looking for modern and exceptional places to conduct their next event thus challenging the visitors’ way of thinking and making them actively engrossed. The venue itself breathes life into the attendee’s experience.

Talking about venues, a space can take a show from completely forgettable to exceptional, like the Magnetic Fields Festival. It took place at a lavish 17th century palace property sprawling over more than 10 acres in the Rajasthan village of Alsisar and presented the latest sounds created in India and featured gypsy, jazz, dubstep electronic and alternative rock. An aural treat for the discerning music fan, it showcased freshest Indian sounds accompanied by some of the most exciting underground international stars along with a cultural programme of local legends with a view of an indulgent backdrop.

A similar magnificent venue was witnessed at the Ziro Festival of Music that was set in the lush valley of Arunachal Pradesh and offered the fans a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. The festival highlights a mix of Indian and International bands as well as electronic, rock and folk-jazz acts. With wonderful new artists and cultures, the festival was held in one of the world’s most picturesque locations.

Another example of the mesmerizing venue is of the Flamenco and Gypsy Festival Jodhpur which was held at Mehrangarh Fort. Situated at about 410 feet above the city, the splendid craftsmanship of Jodhpur was perceived in the fascinating sandstone palaces within the Mehrangarh Fort. The main objective of the festival was that it connected Rajasthan folk musicians and Flamenco along with the gypsy artists from different parts of the world. It provided a platform for the creative energy to be shared with the world.

A distinct yet creative venue is featured by the Red Bull Tour Bus, a gig machine that travelled across the country spreading the joy of music. The part stage, part bus provider of great music has been connecting musicians with their fans since 2013. The 6000cc behemoth comes packed with a set of six bunk beds with a complete music system that includes the Pearl drum set, a Hercules Keyboard, Marshall amplifiers and all the other bells and whistles that the artists require for when creativity strikes.

Taking forward, the live events are incomplete without the experience it has to offer. Rounding out the list of the upcoming musical extravaganzas; celebrate New Year’s Eve with Sunburn Hills that plans to take its electronic music fans by storm. The musically charged venue will draw a packed house and is scheduled to be held from December 28 to 31 at Kesnand district of Pune. This rocking extravaganza will witness some of the biggest techno and electronic mixing masters from around the globe including EDM powerhouse Armin Van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and KSHMR. The power packed also includes artists like AJJA, Angerfist, Dannic, Eats Everything, Mattn, Nucleya, Tom Swoon among others.

Sunburn Festival has also announced the first Sunburn Arena tour of 2017 with French superstar David Guetta and will take place from the 13-15 January, in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi NCR respectively. The tour will be a part of the Frenchman’s Unity Tour 2017 and will also see German deep house maestro Robin Schulz accompany him to all the three cities. Over the years, Sunburn Arena has won great reputation for organizing some of the most popular gigs with huge international as well as Indian names in the dance music industry. With the David Guetta Arena, they are set to start 2017 in a trailblazing fashion.

The SulaFest 2017 a festival amid lush Sula Vinewards, Nashik; does capture the imagination of the visitors and is scheduled to be held from 3-5 February, 2017. In the beautiful open-air surrounding of the winery and Greek-style amphitheatre, the rock music festival is being annually organized at Sula Vineyards and this will be the 10th edition. It is all set to delight people with irresistible performers playing rock, folk, blues, electronic and reggae music.

To be held from 20-23 December 2016, Mood Indigo is the annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay and showcases the devotion of the students working for it and they urge to deliver the maximum. It will witness a lot of performances and visits by acclaimed Indian artists. From shows by legends like Asha Bhosle, Ustad Zakir Hussain to Bollywood sensations like Sonu Nigam, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Vishal-Shekhar; Mood Indigo has also played host to concerts by various international artistes like Porcupine Tree, Simple Plan, Neal Morse band featuring Mike Portnoy, Akcent and Sander Van Doom.

Vh1 Supersonic, the iconic Dance Music festival by Viacom18 will be held from 10-12 February, 2017 at Laxmi Lawns, Pune. The 4th edition will offer a rich experience for all, it is a celebration of every reveler with non-stop music from renowned dance music DJs in the country and the world. Supersonic was a grand success in its year of inception in 2013. Showcasing quality music, the festival has grown over the years in terms of audiences, experience, vibe and offerings. Pune with an enjoyable weather will also offer better traveling and accommodation options.