STM plays EDM at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome
KOREA: A Nexo STM system was recently used for the One Night Carnival, a special EDM festival staged to mark the opening of South Korea’s first covered baseball stadium, the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Headlined by Martin Garrix, the event drew some 20,000 fans who were entertained by an 18 per-side STM system supplied by Way Audio.
Opening after a six year construction period, the Gocheok Sky Dome is situated in the Guro district in western Seoul. The venue has a capacity of 18,000 for baseball games and up to 25,000 for concerts and other events. It is currently ranked as the second-largest baseball field in the country. Celebrating the opening alongside Martin Garrix were Julian Jordan, DJ Bou&spectrum, Gerben Brouwer and Justin Mylo. Rental company Way Audio was nominated as main sound system supplier, following its success with the World DJ Festival, also held in Seoul.
Providing main PA to the floor of the stadium were left and right arrays, each with 18 sets of STM M46 main plus STM B112 bass cabinets. Behind each array were flown 18 S118 subs, with 10 CD18 subs ground-stacked across the front of the stage. Side arrays were made up of 12 Geo T each, in a system design by Yun cheol Lee of Way Audio, working with Eddie Kim from A-works prosound.
On stage, two STM stacks were used for foldback, both comprising three STM M28 modules stacked on a single S118 18-inch sub. Ten PS15 enclosures were also supplied as wedges. The Nexo system was powered by NXAMP TDcontrollers.
Following the concert, Martin Garrix’s front of house engineer declared his satisfaction with the system design, describing it as ‘the perfect system for EDM’.