Acoustic monitoring is crucial for live outdoor concerts and festivals and SES Technical were once again able to ensure that the balance between the needs of performers, concerts organisers, the local council and residents were all achieved.
Glastonbudget, described as the “The World’s best tribute festival” took place recently in Leicestershire. Acoustic monitoring and consultation services were provided by SES Technical, using Norsonic equipment and software.
SES met with local residents before the event in order to explain how the Glastonbudget festival would be monitored and how their interests were a high priority for the entire festival community.
Jeff Pallett, MD of SES Technical said
“Our meeting with the local residents was very successful. We were able to listen to their concerns and supply reassurances based on the requirements laid down by National Guidance and those of the local authority. The fact that noise levels were being continually and impartially monitored throughout the event enabled us to put local people’s minds at rest.”
Local authorities frequently follow the National Guidance contained in the Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts issued by the Noise Council. A Code of Conduct is also provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their advisory Your duties as an event organiser, which acknowledges the need for technical expertise for the monitoring of potentially loud outdoor concerts.
National Guidance contained in the Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts issued by the Noise Council.
Charnwood Borough Council, within whose jurisdiction the event falls under, provide event planners with a very helpful pre planning document Environmental protection noise control – outdoor events with music, which states
“For medium or large sized events advice should be obtained from a qualified noise consultant with knowledge and experience in the UK for the assessment and control of noise from music events.”
This year’s festival featured a comprehensive array of tribute acts such as Abba Revival, the Antarctic Monkeys, the Bootleg Beatles and Fleetwood Bac, and original bands including the Albion, Anoa, Day of the Moon and Noose.