Billed as a ‘psychedelic tribal gathering’, the OZORA Festival in Hungary has developed over its 12-year history to become one of the biggest and most influential festivals of its kind in the world. Martin Audio’s Hungarian partner, BG Event, has increased its involvement over that period, this year providing sound reinforcement for no fewer than five stages of various sizes. Having used MLA Mini on the Dragon Nest stage for some years, 2018 saw the debut of the full MLA on the main stage, accompanied by BG Event’s fleet of MLX subs.
Thus for main stage BG Event rigged two hangs of 12 MLA elements, with two MLD Downfills per side, two 7-box MLX subwoofer clusters in end-fire configuration, two stacks of four WS218X sub delays at 50 metres from the stage, and a pair of MLA Compact for near fills at the stage edge.
Elsewhere on the Dragon’s Nest live band stage they again had four sets of MLA Mini. Meanwhile, The Dome chill out building saw a pair of 4-element Martin Audio WPC stacked on a pair of 3-box SX218 subwoofers, driven by Martin Audio iKON iK42 multi-channel amplifiers.
This year saw a new venue at the lake, which the owners had dug out last year. This was called AMBYSS and BG Event fielded four pairs of W8LM on wind-up poles along with two pairs of WS218X subs.
Added to this were Artbarn, a small woodhouse with a pair of Martin Audio W8VDQ and four WS218X subs, and Mirador, where sound reinforcement comprised a pair of Martin Audio XD15.
Making sure the event ran smoothly throughout the week were BG Event’s own crew, who designed and set up the system, namely Viktor Mészáros, Gábor Bácskay-Mazsi, and Kristóf Neuverth.