Delta and Protec combine for Bocelli, Coldplay gigs

Delta Sound Dubai and Protec have been confirmed as the chief suppliers of kit to next week's landmark concerts by Andrea Bocelli and Coldplay at Emirates Palace.
Coldplay on stage in Berlin.
Coldplay on stage in Berlin.

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UAE pro audio and live staging event rental companies Delta Sound Dubai and Protec have been confirmed as the chief suppliers of kit to next week’s landmark concerts by Andrea Bocelli and Coldplay at Emirates Palace.

The concerts, which are being staged on consecutive nights as part of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival (Bocelli on the 27th and Coldplay on the 28th) at Emirates Palace’s temporary outdoor venue, mark the largest project to date for the two companies, following their initial collaboration on the Queen/Paul Rogers gig staged at Dubai Festival City last November.
 
Delta Sound Dubai is supplying a full V-DOSC array for the two shows, while Protec is providing its full-size stage, trussing, rigging and lighting.
 
The respective production crews will ship in their own monitors and associated FOH tech.
 
Delta Sound Dubai director Andy Jackson said the two companies had enjoyed a successful collaboration working on Queen’s one-off performance in Dubai.
 
“Everything worked smoothly and I don’t expect any issues this time around,” he said.
 
Protec is scheduled to commence pre-production later this week, while Delta will deliver its V-DOSC kit on the morning of the 25th, Jackson explained.
 
DigitalProductionME.com will feature an exclusive all-access report detailing the production of both shows in the coming weeks.
 
Meanwhile, Jackson claimed the economic downturn has had no discernable impact on his business.
 
“We’ve got a number of projects in the works in Qatar, including the launch of the Science and Technology Park in Doha later this week,” he said.
 
“We’re also providing kit and crew to the Gulf Bike Expo later this month in Dubai, including Deep Purple’s gig which is being staged as part of the event.
 
“The economic situation has had little impact on demand as far as we’re concerned. It’s been very much business as usual.”

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