Dream Concert in South Korea is the country’s longest running and largest K-Pop festival. A staggering 60,000 tickets were sold in just 20 minutes for this year’s event, now in its 28th year of production. Taking place at the Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium in Seoul, the concert included performances from more than 20 K-Pop idols and featured a NEXO STM sound system supplied by local production company Way Audio.
With a seating capacity of almost 70,000 across 2 tiers, Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium was originally built for the 1988 Summer Olympics and has since been the venue for concerts by Lady Gaga, Metallica, Coldplay, Paul McCartney and more.
To achieve even SPL and frequency coverage across the venue, side-by-side hangs of 21 STM M46 Main and B112 Bass Extension modules were deployed on either side of the stage, with a throwing distance of 180 meters. Separate hangs of 12 x STM M28 Omni Modules were used as delay towers, with 12 x NEXO GEO M12 arrays as additional fills throwing 140 meters. 20 x S118 subs per side were deployed in omni mode, with additional M28 modules used as front fills.
“Even over such long distances, the HF clarity from the NEXO STM and GEO M systems was very impressive” said Jordan Lee, Chief System Engineer at Way Audio.
Speaking on behalf of SBS Broadcasting, the production company responsible for organising the event, Main Production Designer Ki-Hong Jeong noted “We have held many K-Pop events with Way Audio for a very long time. Among them, Dream Concert is the largest K-Pop event. I think that NEXO STM, Way Audio’s main speaker, is a great sound system because it can deliver clear music and songs even to a distant audience, thanks to the sound that always fills the venue and a clear HF sound.”