Flipside Supply the Sound at Pride

Flipside Supply the Sound at Pride

Teaming up with urban aquatics club Out to Swim to provide a compact, mobile audio solution.

Flipside Supply the Sound at Pride

"FLIPSIDE SOUNDSYSTEM TOOK OUR CONCEPT AND SUGGESSESTED VEHICLE/SPEAKER PACKAGES TO MATCH OUR BUDGET. THEY WERE PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIVE TO EMAILS AND AGILE TO ADAPT TO CHANGES."

Pride in London is a huge annual event in the capital's calendar, bringing together people in celebration of diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, and so when inclusive urban swimmers, Out to Swim, approached Flipside about sound hire for a mobile moving vehicle, we jumped at the chance.

As well as permanent sound installations, Flipside hires out specialist, professional equipment and for an event with such demands as Pride, we felt that TW AUDiO was the best fit. The real challenge of this event was trying to fit an excellent sound system on to the back of a truck or curtain side van, and deliver an excellent sound that could rise above the noise of the mammoth crowds attending Pride.

Float At London Pride
Crowds at Pride in London
Group of People Enjoying London Pride

 

Sound Equipment Hire

Our expertise in delivering a superior sound system at an outdoor event led us to use the wonderful TW AUDiO PA-SYS-ONE system which comprises of two T24N full-range tops supported by our four B30 subwoofers. This setup alone wouldn't quite cut it at Pride so we beefed up the offering by adding two M12 enclosures as side fills. We powered up the PA system with a Lab.gruppan PLM12K44, with the M12 fills supplied with power from an FP 6000Q, and a Lake LM26 handled the loudspeaker management.

This setup was a sure-fire winner in terms of being able to help Out to Swim make a statement at Pride, especially heading down Regent Street at one of London's iconic events. The trusty TW AUDiO PA-SYS-ONE was ideal to meet the SPL requirements and with the equipment all being fairly compact, we knew it would fit on the vehicle, leaving plenty of room for the Out to Swim routine. 

Flipside Sound Equipment Hire at London Pride

Feedback from the Pride Event

A true measure of success is client feedback, and it's fair to say Out to Swim were delighted with the end result as we helped them float their way to success...

Club member and event organiser Michael Cox said “This year for the first time, Out To Swim dazzled the crowds with music, choreography and fanography. It was our first pride march with music and a choreographed dance routine. It was therefore important, with this new format, for us to hire a dedicated partner to bring the event to life.”

Meeting the requirements of a client is easy enough, but working to their budget can be a little tricky at times. However, the vehicle and speaker package we put together for Pride was a sterling success, delivering a crisp, clear and very loud sound that even attracted comments from other floats at the event and it seems that we have another booking on the cards for Pride in London 2020!

We can’t wait to collaborate with Out to Swim next year to bring more music to the masses and watch everyone dance, smile and celebrate. We are proud to have contributed to the pride party.

 

As a team of audio guys at Flipside, it brings us immense satisfaction to work alongside a client who is participating at a large scale event like Pride, and meet their audio demands. Our very own Harry Day summed it up perfectly “Music allows people to express themselves as they want and sometimes in ways that they never knew they could – and that’s exactly what Pride does as well. We’re very proud to have been part of Pride for another year, this time with TW AUDiO to make people really, really shake their behinds!

  • Kit List 

    1 x TW Audio PA-SYS-ONE

    2 x T24N full-range tops

    4 x B30 subwoofers

    2 x M12 enclosures 

    1 x Lab.gruppen PLM12K44

    1 x FP6000Q

    1 x Lake LM26 


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Call us now on 02086 710290 or send us an email to chat about your upcoming event.

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