Tønder Festival celebrates large success with Gravity
The Danish Tønder Festival has been one of the most important folk music events since the mid 1970s. The festival’s 42nd edition will likely go down as one of the most successful in history: In summer temperatures, more than 11,000 music fans from across Europe enjoyed shows by the folk and Americana music scene’s elite. These included top acts such as The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal.
Also contributing to the event’s success were the stands from Gravity®. Ashley Cooke, Production Manager and responsible for Tønder Festival’s lighting and sound production, relied on the Adam Hall Group’s new brand for the first time – and was very enthusiastic about the outcome: “We are very satisfied with the Gravity® stands”, he says, “they are very light, but nonetheless stable. The musicians thought they were great with their good feel, their cool look and because – thanks to the clamps – they can be quickly and easily adjusted. This was exceptionally well received by the musicians.” Additionally, Ashley Cooke is convinced by the G-Rings: “The colour code system is really great. You can personalise the stands and the man at the monitor immediately knows which stand belongs to which microphone.”
After the stands’ outstanding festival performance, Cooke has identified further fields of application for the Gravity® stands: “The Tønder Festival has a small live club in Tønder. After the summer break, the Gravity® stands will be deployed there immediately.” And again at the Tønder Festival next year.
About the Tønder Festival in Denmark:
The Tønder Festival has taken place in the Danish town of Tønder since 1974. The festival, which was founded by students, was originally limited to folk and roots music. Today the festival offers a comprehensive range of country, folk and Americana music. The Tønder Festival is the largest event of its kind in Europe and one of the largest events worldwide. Danish Princess Marie has been the official patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009.
The Adam Hall Group launched the Gravity® brand in 2015. The new range of stands comprises high-quality products for all stage and studio needs. With their special “Soft Touch” elements and colour details, Gravity® stands make a powerful aesthetic statement on stage. Furthermore, the stands facilitate the work of musicians and stagehands alike through the ease with which they adapt to the different requirements and preferences of performers. For further information, please visit www.gravitystands.com or a dealer near you.
Adam Hall GmbH
The Adam Hall Group is a leading German manufacturing and distribution company providing event technology solutions around the globe to a diverse portfolio of business customers, including music instrument retailers and dealers, live event and rental companies, broadcast studios, AV and system integrators, private and public enterprises, and industrial flightcase manufacturers. The company offers a wide range of professional audio and lighting technology as well as stage equipment and flightcase hardware under its brands LD Systems®, Cameo®, Gravity®, Defender®, Palmer® and Adam Hall®.
Founded in 1975, the Adam Hall Group has evolved into a modern, innovative event technology company, including a 8,000 square metre warehouse and logistics centre at its Corporate Headquarters near Frankfurt, Germany. Focussing on quality, service orientation, and constant innovation, the Adam Hall Group has already won a number of prestigious international design awards for its first portable array system with high definition sound - the LD Systems CURV 500® series. Further information about the Adam Hall Group can be found online at www.adamhall.com.