Project Description

America’s Best Music Festival Relies On LD Systems Production Services for Pro Audio

The 12th annual Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival doubled its attendance at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas this year by expanding its usual three day concert to two identical lineups on consecutive three day weekends in early October. Out of the more than 140 groups performing at this year’s ACL Music Festival the AMD Lady Bird stage hosted some of the biggest headliners, including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit and Atoms For Peace. Pro audio sound reinforcement duties on the AMD Lady Bird stage required full L-Acoustics K1 loudspeaker system. For huge outdoor festivals like this, there’s nothing better than L-Acoustics’ K1 because of its incredible throw capability and sound.

The stage was equipped with a total of twenty four K1 enclosures with six KARA speakers for downfill. Twenty four KUDO speakers were flown for out fill and six additional KARA for apron fill. Low frequencies were delivered via twenty four flown K1-SB and twenty four ground stacked SB28 subwoofer cabinets. Three delay towers two hundred fifty feet out from the stage provided delay with eighteen flown KUDO arrays. LA8 amplified controllers housed in LA-RAK touring racks drove the sound system.

This multi-stage event is one of the largest music festivals in the country with audiences reaching 75,000 fans per day. LD Systems’ affiliation with ACL Music Festival goes back to the very first event in 2002, and we were proud to be chosen to provide production services on three stages this year. In addition to the pro audio provided for the AMD Labybird stage, LD Systems simultaneously provided lighting on the Bud Light Stage and complete pro audio and lighting services for the Austin Ventures stage. Our rigging and systems quality control was tested this year due to inclement weather during the final evening concert. As expected the heavy rain and fierce winds did not prevent our equipment and crew from continuing to deliver amazing sound during the storms. Stringent attention to show preparation and quick reaction crew members did an amazing job ensuring our production services and systems continued strong through the end of the festival.

Our Production Services Portfolio

Live Sound Design
Cleveland
The NFL Draft
Graduation Event Sound and Lighting
Texas A&M University
College Station
Network Televised Virtual Event
Reliant Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular
Houston
Outdoor Scenic Event Lighting
Houston
Texas Winter Nights – Marriott Marquis
Drive-In Event Production
Houston
Texans Game Watch Party
Live TV Broadcast Production Support
Houston
Shell Freedom Over Texas
Corporate Event Production Support
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BP America – Westlake One
Event Production Services
College Station
The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Gala at Texas A&M University
Event Technical Production Support – AV Equipment – Event Logistics
Houston
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Music Festival Production Support
Chicago
Lollapalooza Festival
Music Festival Lighting, Live Sound and Truss Structures
USA
NCAA Final Four March Madness Music Festival
LED Video Screens and AV Control System
Woodlands
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Corporate Event Production Services
Houston
Statoil OTC Event at BBVA Stadium
Event Production Services
La Porte
Battleship TEXAS Centennial Celebration
Event Production Services
San Antonio
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Corporate Event Production Services
Minute Maid Park – Houston
Advocare National Sales Conference
3D Projection Mapping Video
Sugar Land
City of Sugar Land NYE
Fashion Event Production Support
Houston
Fashion Houston Presented by Audi
Music Festival Production Support
Austin
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Video Projection Mapping
Houston
Rice University
Music Festival Stage Lighting and Sound
Houston
Free Press Summer Festival
Corporate Event Production
Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Houston
Concert Lighting and Live Sound
Corpus Christi
Carrie Underwood Blown Away Tour
Worship Event Production Support
San Antonio
Oak Hill Church Worship Gathering
Corporate Event Concert Production
Houston
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Public Live Concert Event Production
Houston
Freedom Over Texas July 4th
3D Projection Mapping Video
Los Angeles
Spike Scream Awards
Concert Tour Lighting
USA
Nightwish North American Tour
City Holiday Concert Production
Houston
New Years Eve Live