Bowers & Wilkins Sound System unleashed at Festival of Sound

British speaker boffins, Bowers & Wilkins, are bringing their legendary Sound System to Festival of Sound.

Festival of Sound opens its doors for the first time under this banner on September 28th at Novotel London West, Hammersmith International Centre.  This eclectic three-day event combines exhibitors of luxury audio, live music and not-to-be-missed seminars. Amongst these awesome audio events will be the Sound System by Bowers & Wilkins.

Bowers & Wilkins Sound System

Sound System gives artists the opportunity to perform on a speaker system like no other. This year, the likes of Chris Difford, Beth Nielsen Chapman, UNKLE co-founder Lavelle and Philip Sheppard, as well as JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan, co-founders of Art of Noise, take to the stage to perform on Sound System.

This promises to be one of those experiences that no lover of live music should miss.

What is Bowers and Wilkins’ Sound System?

Bowers & Wilkins Sound System draws upon over 50 years of acoustic excellence to produce this coveted PA system. Moreover, this system boasts both the range and clarity of a top-end hi-fi speaker with the raw power required to deliver sound to thousands of music lovers.

It is one of a kind and has never been commercially produced. This also makes it quite legendary in the music space and festival scene. Furthermore, Festival of Sound will most likely be the most intimate setting you’ll get to experience it in.

Sound System made its debut at Primavera Sound in 2014. Since then, it has gone on to tour multiple summer festivals including WOMAD, Oya, and Festival No. 6. 

Sound System spec sheet

Structurally, Sound System is made up of a four-way active loudspeaker design. This is comprised of four stacks which act as its foundation. Each stack stands over 3.2 metres tall. Moreover, this incredible power means it is capable of an extraordinary 120dB and delivers bass that is not only amazingly powerful but also totally controlled.

Additionally, the same sound engineers responsible for crafting Bowers & Wilkins most famed audio products also worked on this impressive rig.

This year, Festival of Sound (formerly The Indulgence Show) is even more music focused than before, making Sound System the perfect sounding accompaniment.

Vernon Hamblin, producer of the Festival of Sound, told us

Our concert series is set to feature Chris Difford, UNKLE co-founder James Lavelle & Philip Sheppard, Art of Noise co-founders JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan, Unsung Singers, Antonio Forcione, Beth Nielsen Chapman and many more, so we wanted to make a statement when it came to the PA system the music will be heard through – after all this is an audio show. To do this, we have the honour of using Bowers & Wilkins’ Sound System, which will provide the concert goers with the high quality hi-fi sound the brand is known for in an intimate live music environment.”

We are really excited about this and look forward to attending Festival of Sound in just a few weeks!