This year marked the 40th anniversary of Henley Festival, which brought its combination of music, comedy and art. Martin Audio was deployed once again at the event, which utilised the MLA Compact, the Wavefront Precision Mini and several more of their speakers for the different stages.
Providing audio for the festival since 1983, RG Jones has used Martin Audio for the majority of his time at Henley. It’s a relationship that’s remained while the programme has changed from a fully classical programme to many more genres of music in recent years.
The main stage this year featured performances by Sir Tom Jones, Craig David, Katherine Jenkins, Jack Savoretti, The Script and Pete Tong with the Ibiza Classics Orchestra.
The main stage, known as The Floating Stage, had its sound system managed by system technician Mark Edwards, using design by sound engineer Simon Honywill. The site is three times wider than it is deep, with three arrays on either side of the structure.
Nine deep hangs of Martin Audio’s MLA Compact were on the outer arrays, and the inner coverage used four deep Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini, plus W8LMD frontfills.