Sound Technology Hailed in Festival Success
ORGANISERS of a hugely successful three-day music festival have credited
innovative sound technology as a contributing factor towards the best patron
experience to date.
Richie Eyles, Festival Director for Caloundra MusicFestival, selected the impressive
Echo Barrier sound reduction panels to help improvesound isolation for each stage
area – and reduce impact on the surrounding community.
The event, which saw aggregated crowds of 20,000, resulted in minimal noise
complaints as a result of the panelling, and far more sound clarity for musicians and
Mr Eyles said: “We believe the ability of Echo Barrier to absorb sound contributed to
cleaner sound, reduced noise spill and ultimately provided a better experience for all
from patrons to organisers and musicians and of course our neighbours.
“This control over noise gives us greater flexibility in future festival site layout.”
He added: “Patrons at each stage enjoyed their chosen musicians without disturbance
from other stages. Patrons, musicians, volunteers and staff attending the event were
extremely impressed with the high quality sound.”
Ray Lee, Director of Echo Barrier Australia, said: “We are thrilled that Mr Eyles and his
team found the technology behind our barriers to beof such a positive impact on their
“We’re proud of the contribution that our products bring to events like music festivals –
as well as to construction sites and in high footfall areas of major cities.”
Echo Barriers have already been used successfully at a range of events across the
globe, including by MTV in Australia, the Eastern Electrics Festival in central London
and the 2012 London Olympics.
Echo Barrier offers high tech, market leading solutions for controlling excessive noise
making noise management simple, fast and highly effective. Barriers are flexible,
provide exceptional acoustic performance, are easy to store, transport and fit. They
were recently recognised by the Institute of Acoustics and Noise Abatement Society at
their annual awards and the barriers were recently named as Best Environmental
Product at Civenex, Australia.
The commercial benefits of noise reduction are enormous, including minimising sound
reflections to improve sound quality, minimising noise from nearby stages which might
impact on the main performers, extension of event hours and an increased flexibility of
site layout. They can minimise noise complaints andenhance company reputation.
For more information about Echo Barrier visit www.echobarrier.com