Live bands, stunt motorcyclists, abseiling, sports, singing competitions, gold panning, bushcraft, comedy and the wryly titled Cirque du Scouté were just some of the many activities on offer at this year’s 22nd Australian Scout Jamboree.
Attracting more than 9000 scouts from across the world, the event took place in the middle of the Australian bush, about 100km from Sydney. The main arena’s audio requirements were supplied by Sydney-based Loud and Clear, who specified a comprehensive main Alcons system comprising 24 LR14, eight LR14B and eight BF181, with two further LR14s as front fills and six VR12 as stage monitors; All powered by ALC2 and ALC4 amplifiers with DDP digital drive processors.
“It was a demanding job with many challenges,” says Loud And Clear’s David Betterridge. “throughout the event we had a wide variety of shows, from the official opening and closing ceremony with 30-piece orchestra, 60-strong choir, DJs and roving video feeds with audio, to high profile rock bands to even cinema. “The organisers and visiting FOH engineers from the bands all commented on how clean and clear the system was over such a large distance, especially considering that it has such a small profile”.