Vast L-Acoustics K Series super charges Rockin’ 1000 show

Rockin’ 1000, now a global phenomenon since coming to life in 2015 when 1,000 musicians performed a cover of Foo Fighters’ Learn To Fly in a bid to persuade the US rockers to perform in the Italian city of Cesena, has placed L-Acoustics’s K Series at the heart of its huge international shows.

The now legendary moment went viral and proved successful in convincing Foo Fighters to play in the city. Since then, it has become a worldwide sensation, with annual events taking place across Europe and Brazil, bringing together musicians from diverse backgrounds to create visually and acoustically stunning performances in iconic locations like Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and São Paulo.

Rockin' 1000 selected L-Acoustics for its global reach and the versatility of K Series, with the debut use of this system coming at the Stade de France in 2019, installed by the France-based L-Acoustics Certified Provider Dushow.

Luca Stefani, sound engineer at Rockin’ 1000, commented: “There are many reasons why we request L-Acoustics systems for our events such as its global availability (since we need more than 100 of the same model for these productions), the perfect balance between sound quality and high SPL, the precision of the acoustic prediction software, its good stack capability and scalability, the ease of setup, deployment and management.

Last summer, Rockin' 1000 performed in Rome and Madrid, as well as making a poignant resturn to the Dino Manuzzi Stadium in Cesena for a special fundraising concert aiding the flood-stricken areas of Romagna. With a thousand musicians participating, the event's complexity commanded a sound system that could manage immense volume and intricate soundscapes. They sought a solution offering flexible sound perception and optimal acoustics for both performers and attendees.

To cover the entire 360° arena audience seating area in Cesena, Stefani designed a system composed of a distributed L/R configuration using 108 K2 loudspeakers, reinforced by 40 K1-SB and 40 KS28 subwoofers. These were ground-stacked all around the outer edge of the pitch in 10 left/right sets consisting of four or six K2 over two K1-SB subs, with 10 additional stacks of four KS28 subwoofers for low end reinforcement.

Fabio Zaffagnini, Rockin’ 1000 CEO, commented: “Our partnership with L-Acoustics has transformed the Rockin'1000 experience, elevating it to unparalleled heights. Thanks to the K Series, our concerts are now immersive soundscapes where you don't just hear the music—you feel it. This isn't just sound; it's a symphony of clarity, power, and detail, making every performance unforgettable. Our fans can't get enough of the crisp, expansive sound that cuts through even the most complex arrangements. It's a game-changer, proof of our dedication to crafting memorable musical moments. Once you've experienced a Rockin'1000 concert powered by the K Series, there's no going back.”