Case Study: MLE Fashion Show & Exhibition

Event Type: Sporting Event
Location: Liverpool
Audience Numbers: 1500

The Project

As regular audio visual hire and production supplier to events in the Northwest, Humphries Audio Visual was delighted to be awarded the contract for The Liverpool International, the largest & longest-running tennis exhibition in Europe. This four-day tennis exhibition is played annually as a grass court warm-up event before Wimbledon. The event takes place at Calderstones Park, Liverpool.

Event organisers sought an experienced company with an in-depth knowledge of large-scale outdoor event production with specific expertise in sound, lighting & video solutions.

The Technical Solution

Outdoors the HAV Team is tasked with providing a high quality JBL PA system that would offer even sound coverage for the Centre court & the surrounding grandstand, as well as a number of practice courts each with its own dedicated PA set up. (For both speech & background music). Sennheiser wireless Handheld Microphones were deployed for audience Q & A & Sennheiser fixed gooseneck microphones for the umpire’s chair ensuring sound was clean, crisp & feedback free throughout the day.

Inside the corporate hospitality marquee, the brief was to create an inviting ambience for guests & sponsors to relax, dine & network. An L Acoustics Arcs PA system was utilised to meet the needs of the entertainment which included band & DJ performances as well as a fashion runway in the afternoon, showcasing local suppliers.

We were tasked with creating a staging area that could be used by the entertainment as well as a section catwalk that would snake between tables & could be used during the fashion show. Our stage hire department chose to deploy a smart Revostage Modular Staging System due to its small footprint & smart appearance. The marquee also benefitted from a live camera package to capture the action on stage & broadcast this to 4x Panasonic 75” ultra HD displays on unicol K base stands set up along the length of the marquee. The displays were controlled via our Roland v-1hd to mix video footage, sponsor logos & advertising messages on screen. Our lighting technicians designed an impressive system to provide general ambient lighting, front lighting of the stage & dynamic moving effects. This comprised Chauvet wireless Uplighters, Showtec Phantom Moving Heads & LED Profile spots. Our team of senior technicians used Avolites for control.

The Outcome

A high level of event production was achieved by our project managers & event technicians, which resulted in a successful event & a very happy customer. Our experience in delivering outdoor events such as festivals & sporting functions, combined with high-end equipment & experienced technicians, ensured the sound was clear & crisp & the schedule of entertainment was supported throughout.