NIGERIA: The Experience is an annual gospel concert held in Lagos and organised by The House on the Rock Church. It brings together gospel music ministers from all across the globe as well as attracting a huge attendance of more than 700,000 worshippers for what is considered to be the ‘world’s largest gospel concert’.
Taking place in Tafawa-Balewa Square, the 11th edition of The Experience saw music ministers Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Frank Edwards, Smokie Norful, Travis Greene, Chioma Jesus and Tope Alab all take to the stage, as well as the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir of House on The Rock among others. British-based Subfrantic Production Services Ltd delivered production and control services for the mammoth event, while local audio rental company Cytech World Communication provided an Outline sound solution for the fourth year in a row.
At FOH, this comprised 30 GTO C-12 line-source systems with a pair of GTO-DF modules hung beneath as down-fills. Low and infra-low frequencies were taken care of by 16 DBS 18-2, eight Subtech 218 and four LAB 21 HS subwoofers.
An additional 18 GTO C-12 were employed to deliver the required coverage for the audience areas to the side of the stage. Serving as delays across the venue were 32 Outline Butterfly line array systems filling in the near-field were eight DVS 12 enclosures. A pair of Doppias and four Subtech 218 handled side-fill. T-Series amplifiers powered the entire setup.
Outline’s Openarray-3D acoustical prediction software was put to use as the Cytech World Communication team were given a limited timeframe to design and implement the system on site. This ensured that the solution deployed would cover the entire 280 x 200m Tafawa-Balewa Square and those seated on the 20m high x 30m deep tiered seating.