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VELOTHON Wales 2017

VELOTHON Wales 2017

Sporting events
This weekend ABacoustics will be back in Cardiff for the 2017 VELOTHON Wales. Combining a closed road sportive alongside a UCI sanctioned professional race, the 2017 VELOTHON Wales promises to deliver a truly spectacular cycling event. The completely closed road cycling race takes in some of Wales’ most breath taking scenery and starts and ends in the very heart of the capital city. Offering a challenging route, VELOTHON Wales is a superb opportunity to test your endurance or to fundraise for a worthy cause. ABacoustics will be providing audio support for the entire event including PA systems at the Start/Finish line, the Pro-Start area, the V.I.P. area, and the VELOTHON Expo in the Civic Centre. The set up will include two Allen & Heath QU24’s, CODA PA system, EAW 730…
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The Celebrity Cup Golf 2017

The Celebrity Cup Golf 2017

Sporting events
This week we are preparing to tee off once again at the Celtic manor in Newport for the Celebrity Cup! The star-studded golfing event returns for it's fifth year and this time sees the likes of Rob Brydon, Gareth Bale, Ronan Keating, Jonathan Davies, Thom Evans, Max Evans, Keith Duffy, Brian McFadden, Ben Shephard and Bradley Walsh try to get a hole-in-one. In 2016, the crowds were treated to a thrilling finish as Team Scotland regained the trophy in a nail-biting nearest the pin shoot-out against Ireland after the final ended in a tied match. From first tee nerves to final green heroics - via two days of banter, autographs, and laughter  - the Celebrity Cup delivers a unique spectator experience as the stars battle it out on the fairways. As usual we…
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Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2017

Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2017

Culture
(English below) Yr wythnos yma rydyn ni yn llwytho’r tryciau ar gyfer Eisteddfod yr Urdd, sydd ym Mhen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr eleni. Mae Eisteddfod yr Urdd yn un o wyliau teithiol mwyaf Ewrop gyda thros 15,000 o bobl ifanc yn cystadlu mewn cystadlaethau mewn cerddoriaeth, llenyddiaeth a pherfformio. Yn ogystal â’r cystadlaethau fe fydd cerddoriaeth byw, stondinau crefft a bwyd, a gweithgareddau at ddant pawb o gwmpas y Maes! Fe fyddwn ni yn darparu systemau sain fach ac offer AV ar gyfer llwyfannau o amgylch y Maes, yn ogystal ag system PA a thechnegydd ar gyfer y Pafiliwn a’r Llwyfan Perfformio. Unwaith eto fe fydd yna ‘Gig I Gloi’r Eisteddfod’ ar noswaith Sadwrn yr Eisteddfod efo Chroma, Fleur-De-Lys, Alys Williams, a Swnami yn chwarae ar y Llwyfan Perfformio. Pob lwc i…
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HSBC London 7’s

HSBC London 7’s

Sporting events
The HSBC Sevens World Series tour touches down in London this weekend for the Rugby 7’s Finals. Twickenham Stadium will host a vibrant festival of rugby as fans from around the World congregate at the Home of English Rugby to witness the biggest names in action. This year’s season finale promises to be a Food & Rugby Extravaganza with over 40 food trucks and stalls selling delicious gourmet street food from across the globe all weekend! We will be in the West Fan Village with our EAW 730 PA system providing sound support for the live music, interviews with players and on-stage games!
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Dacia Magic Weekend

Dacia Magic Weekend

Sporting events
This weekend we will be heading back to the St. James’ Park in Newcastle for the Dacia Magic Weekend. This is the only chance Rugby League fans have to witness all of the Betfred Super League’s biggest derby matches over one weekend at one venue. As usual we will be supplying our microphones, Logic Systems CM12 monitors, Allen & Heath QU24 and engineers to provide sound reinforcement for the band-in-the-stand and the VIP lounge. With 12 teams, and 6 matches over 2 days this promises to be one action packed weekend full of unforgettable family entertainment! Click here for tickets.
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Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2017

Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2017

Sporting events
Can you take on 20 miles and 200 obstacles at the World’s biggest obstacle course? We will find out this weekend as we return to Burghley House for the Rat Race Dirty Weekend! [caption id="attachment_1837" align="alignnone" width="662"] The Hot Red Chili Peppers[/caption] This will be our fourth year providing sound for the after-party, and as usual we will be taking our EAW 740 rig along with us. This year sees the likes of the Hot Red Chili Peppers, The Hoosiers, and Judge Jules headlining the show, along with a World Record attempt at the ‘most people running backwards three-legged race’! Good luck to everyone taking part, we hope you enjoy the weekend. See you on the finish line! [caption id="attachment_1839" align="alignnone" width="661"] The Hoosiers[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1840" align="alignnone" width="3872"] Judge Jules[/caption]
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Royal London One-Day Cup

Royal London One-Day Cup

Sporting events
  We are back at the home of Glamorgan Cricket team, Cardiff’s SSE Swalec Stadium, this weekend for the first of three home games as part of the Royal London One-Day Cup. Sunday sees Glamorgan take on Surrey, and as usual we are providing our EAW Micro-wedges and engineers to take care of stings, presenters, and pitch-side entertainment. The Swalec Stadium will also see Glamorgan play Somerset on the 5th of May, and Essex on the 7th of May. Tickets can be bought from the Glamorgan Cricket website here: https://tickets.glamorgancricket.com/Online/
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Judgement Day V

Judgement Day V

Sporting events
We were very pleased to spend Easter Saturday at the Principality Stadium for Judgement Day V – the annual Welsh rugby double derby - which last year attracted a record breaking crowd of over 68,000 spectators. The teams played in the same order as last year, with Cardiff Blues winning the first match against the Ospreys, and the Scarlets beating the Dragons in the second game. As usual we were providing audio support in bowl. This year we also had the pleasure of meeting and providing equipment for local duo Into The Ark who performed a short but astounding set before the first match, and Judgement Day regular DJ Spoony who kept the crowd roused between the games! It was a pleasure to work at the event and we sincerely…
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RHS Flower Show Cardiff

RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Culture
[caption id="attachment_1706" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] © Gareth James[/caption] Today we are preparing for a weekend at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show. The annual horticultural show takes place in Cardiff’s Bute Park and promises to welcome Spring in style with activities for all the family, and as usual we are providing sound support for the RHS Bandstand. We will be providing our Logic Systems CA rig, microphones, and one of our trusty sound engineers for the entire weekend. Visit us at the RHS Bandstand for live music every day of the show from 11am to 5pm, featuring some of the finest musicians from Cardiff and surrounding areas! For more information on the weekend's activities please visit the Royal Horticultural Society website here.
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