Ahad Group Eid Festival Hire
Discover how the perfect PA solution helped the Ahad Group make their annual religious event a success.
Flipside were just brilliant. They went the extra mile without condition.
The Ahad Group are a self-funded Muslim community group based in South West London. Having worked previously with other events companies, managing director, Ahad Surooprajally found us on Google and we're now into the second year of working together.
As their annual religious celebration, Eid al-Fitr came around, they once again needed to hire a PA. The system had to be robust and efficient enough to work in the large 400 sq.m area they required for prayer in Overton Park Recreation Ground, Sutton with hundreds of attendees.
The sizeable event meant Ahad needed a setup that required minimal fuss and little interaction on their part, allowing them to focus on making everything run smoothly.
After a successful first year working together, we knew we had to help Ahad recreate the triumphant celebration again.
With the weather on our side, the event ran without a hitch. Our solution was to provide a 4-point active system to cover the prayer area to create a setup that provided clear, intelligible vocals and plenty of weight for great reproduction of music.
The FOH was a humble Allen & Heath ZED-60 10-FX with enough inputs for music playback and for any live vocal reproduction they required, helping the event run smoothly for everyone involved.
"After our initial chat, the team at Flipside seemed friendly and knowledgeable. They were accommodating and flexile with our requirements, which was brilliant.
They clearly know what they're doing and I know I can let them get on with the job. At the event, I didn't have to chase or ask for anything. They understood our needs and were able to plan around us which was exactly what we needed.
We had great feedback from everyone – our head engineer (an ex BBC engineer) was very impressed with their expertise and willingness to help in any way they can."
Ahad Surooprajally, Managing Director – Ahad Group