Australian Bushmen’s National Finals Campdraft & Rodeo

Forefront's support of the ABCRA (Australian Bushmen's Campdraft & Rodeo Association) began in 2010. Held in January each year at the Tamworth AELEC arena, the Ironman 4x4 Finals is the pinnacle of the ABCRA calendar & incorporates a range of live rodeo events along with nightly entertainment from country music artists. The Finals runs concurrent with the Tamworth Country Music Festival & draws from fans of both country music & rodeo alike.

Each year the technical demands for the week long event have grown & 2017 marked a further step up in the event's production footprint. For the first time, festivities kicked off with a pre-finals concert "Cowboy Up" featuring US Country star Eric Beddingfield. 

A custom configured Nexo STM audio rig was employed to cover the 3300 seat venue, alongside a 4 sided, centre-hung Pixapanel LED screen. Additional lighting fixtures were also utilised specifically for the Cowboy Up component of the show. 

ABCRA Executive Officer, Hunter Jones was stunned by the performance commenting "how is it possible that it sounds better than the CD?".

Equipment Used

Nexo STM Line Array Speakers
Nexo STM S118 Sub Bass Elements
Digico S21 Digital Mixer
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Microphones
Sennheiser 300 Series Wireless In-ear Monitors
Pixapanel Intelli6 LED Video Screens
GLP Impression 120RZ Moving Head Wash