It’s now the third year in a row that Delicate Productions Bay area office has provided full production for Bottlerock, the Napa, CA based Food, Wine and Music Festival. The expanding show is now in its fifth edition, and Delicate Productions deployed a VUE-based system on the Miner Family Winery Stage. The main FOH system consisted of two hybrid CST arrays, each of which consisted of 8x al-12’s with 2x al-8’s under hung for front coverage.
Fifteen hs-221 dual 21-inch Infrasonic ACM subwoofers provided low frequency support for the FOH system, placed along the front of the stage. They were configured as five groups of three units in a cardioid directional configuration with two facing forward, and one backward to limit the amount of bass on stage. The entire subwoofer array used additional unit delay to form a virtual arc designed to maximise low frequency consistency throughout the audience areas.
The stage monitor and front fill systems were provided by VUE h-Class loudspeakers, including hm-212 and hm-112 wedge stage monitors and hs-28’s with h-15 ‘s as side fills.
Performers on the Miner Family Winery stage this year included: Doobie Decibel System, The California Honeydrops, Bob Moses, Allunageorge, Parade of Lights, Elephant Revival, Con Brio, Charles Bradley and Giraffage, Mavis Staples, Chris Shiflett, and Galactic.
The al-12 continues to build a formidable reputation among mix and system engineers with may of the Bottlerock performer’s engineers praising the system and telling the VUE crew about previous positive experiences with VUE systems around the country.