Showcase: Corporate

Compassion Australia shines at Hillsong Conference

This year Compassion Australia once again called on Forefront to bring their marquee to life for Hillsong Conference held at Qudos Bank Arena.

Providing Nexo PS10’s used for the audio system provided crystal clear sound focused within the marquee, while the 6.5m x 3m LED screen, comprised of 78x Pixapanel Echelon 3 panels was the perfect vehicle to showcase Compassion Australia's message.


Equipment Used

Nexo PS10
78 x Pixapanel Echelon 3 LED panels


PBR Australia hits Newcastle

Having been part of PBR’s event production for the last 7 years, The (Great Northern) Newcastle Invitational is a sentimental favourite, happening right here in our home town. This year saw a substantial increase in Forefront’s production footprint for the event, providing all the audio and lighting components, along with the usual LED screen for video reinforcement.

Former Lighting Director & Newly appointed PBR Production Manager, Michael “Simmo” Simpson, continues to look to Forefront as a one-stop-production-shop, having built a solid working relationship over years of reliable and professional service. The continuity of quality equipment and experience made for another spectacular event before a sell-out crowd in the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Here is a few words the PBR team had to say about their partnership with Forefront.

Equipment Used


Nexo 18 x STM M28 line array cabinets
Nexo 8 x STM S118 sub cabinets
Nexo 6 x PS15r2 cabinets
Nexo NX4x4 amplification
Digico S31 console
Sennheiser G3 EW500 series Wireless microphones
Sennheiser G3 series In Ear Monitors


GrandMA2 Light console
12 x Martin Mac Quantum LED Profile fixtures
8 x Martin Mac MH11 moving beam fixtures
8 x Martin Mac 101 moving wash fixtures
8 x GLP Impression 120rz Moving LED Wash fixtures
8 x Pixapanel Octastrobe LED Strobe FX


7m x 4m Pixapanel T5 Led Video Panel Screen
2 x Pixapanel Novastar LED Processor
Ezicom Wired Comms system
ComStar Wireless Comms system   


This That + Live At The Foreshore 2017

A little rain didn't stop thousands of music lovers flocking to Wickham Park on the weekend for Newcastle's very own large format music festivals - This That & Live At The Foreshore, back for their third year. 

Once again Forefront provided full end to end service and equipment for main stage production including audio, lighting & LED video display.

Careful planning and design ensured that all technical aspects for the area were executed with precision, delivering exceptional results.




Nexo STM M46
Nexo STM M28
Nexo STM B112
Nexo STM S118 Subs
Nexo PS15R2
Nexo PS10R2
Nexo Universal Amp Racks
Lake LM44 Processing
Sennheiser 2000 Series Wireless
Digico SD8 Digital Mixer
Digico SD9 Digital Mixer
Digico S21 Digital Mixer
Avid Profile Digital Mixer


Nexo PS15R2
Nexo Alpha M3
Nexo Alpha S2
Nexo Alpha E B1
Nexo NX Amps
Camco V6 Amps
Senneheiser EW300 IEM's


GrandMA2 Lite
Martin Mac Quantum Profiles
Martin Rush MH3 Beams
Martin Mac 101’s
GLP Impression 120RZ
Pixapanel Octastrobe, 8 segment LED RGB Strobes
P56 Beam Moving lights for the stage perimeter


Pixapanel D6, 6mm LED Panels
Pandoras Box, Coolux Pro Player media server
Sanyo XF47 15,000 projector 


Reece Plumbing Roadshow

Back by popular demand, the Reece Roadshow kicked off it's Australian tour right here in Newcastle at the Entertainment Centre.

The show featured all the latest products and tools, along with having the manufacturers and product experts on hand to answer questions. There was also working displays, hands on demonstrations and special training seminars hosted by industry experts.

Forefront supplied LED panels in the main arena and training seminar areas along with sound and video link.


Pixapanel Intelli6 LED Video Screens
Panasonic AV-HS400A Video Switcher + Fly Away Kit
Panasonic EZ-770Z Video Projector
16ft x 9ft Projection Screens
Video Presentation Switchers
AJA Signal Convertors
Laptops & Laser Pointers
Nexo PS15 Speaker Systems
Nexo NX Amps
Digico S31 Audio Console
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Microphones
DPA 4066 Headset Microphones
Truss & Rigging Equipment
Curtains & Drapes


Network 21 National Convention - Newcastle

Earlier this month Network 21 descended on the Newcastle Entertainment Centre for their National Convention over two jam packed days.

Forefront was able to supply sound and lighting for the event. Talk to us today about how we can help with your conference or event.

Equipment Used

Nexo STM Line Array Speaker System
Nexo STM M28
Nexo STM S118
Nexo PS15 Speakers
Nexo PS10 Speakers
Nexo NX Amps
Lab Gruppen LM44 Processing
Martin Quantum Profile LED Moving Head Lights
GLP Impression 120RZ LED Moving Head Lights
Chauvet Rogue R1 FX-B Moving Head Lights
1200w Fresnels
Pixapanel Octastrobe LED Lights
Jands Dimming
Truss & Rigging Equipment
Drape & Curtains


More from Forefront

Spirit of the Anzacs Centenary Experience

Early March saw the Newcastle Entertainment Centre come alive with the Spirit of the Anzacs Centenary Experience.

The Spirit of Anzac is an Australian Government initiative commemorating the Anzac centenary and has won awards for experiential design, innovation and technical achievement.

"This travelling exhibition is a free, once-in-a-lifetime chance to reflect here in Newcastle on Australia's incredible contribution to World War One," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

More than 21,000 people were able to see it free of charge over seven days in Newcastle.

Forefront was honoured to provide various lighting services as well as test and tag services and drapery to such an amazing event.


Incandescent Lighting System
Jands & LSC Dimming
GrandMA2 Light Console
Chain Motors & Rigging Equipment
Drapes & Curtains


The Viking Challenge - Great Lakes United Football Club

Earlier this year Forefront headed off to the sunny Mid North Coast to provide sound services for The Viking Challenge - an annual 6 a side football or soccer event hosted by the Vikings in Forster Tuncurry.


Nexo PS15 Speakers
Nexo NX Amps
RCF ART Series Powered Speakers
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Microphones
Cable Management


Offshore Superboat Championships - Warners Bay

Round 4 of the Offshore Superboat Championships at Lake Macquarie was an outstanding weekend with large crowds watching the close racing all around the lake.

For the first time there were 3 races over the weekend with the Saturday pole position shootout being replaced with a race.

Forefront was able to supply sound and production for the event which saw Supercat Extreme team “Maritimo 12” dominate the weekend with 3 wins.

Equipment Used

RCF ART Series Power Speakers
Sennheiser 300 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitors
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Microphones
Yamaha Audio Mixer
Cable Management



October saw the students of Maitland Christian School take to the stage with performances of their 2017 Musical - "It's Cool in the Furnace" and "Godspell".

Forefront were pleased to be able to supply lighting and audio equipment for the production which saw students from Kindergarten right through to senior school sing and dance up a storm.

A large number of headset microphones were hired to ensure a professional performance and allow the students to move freely without being lumbered with a handheld microphone.


DPA 4066 Headset Microphones
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Microphone Kits
Digico SD9 Digital Mixer
Digico D2 Rack
Nexo PS15 Speakers
Nexo PS8 Speakers
Nexo NX Amps
Sennheiser & Shure Instrument Microphones
Radial DI's
Comstar Wireless Intercom / Talkback
Pixapanel Flat Par Quad 18 LED Lights
Pixapanel Octastrobe LED Strobe / Colour Wash
Martin Mac250 Moving Lights
GLP Impression RZ120 Wash LED Moving Lights
Look Unique Hazer
Selecon Performer Followspot
GrandMA2 Ultralight Lighting Console


DiGiCo for Civic Theatre

Newcastle Civic Theatre chose Forefront for their recent addition of a DiGiCo SD12 system to their existing inventory. 

 "The SD12 provides a new dual touch screen ergonomic form factor with extensive i/o options in a relatively small footprint for the SD console series from DiGiCo" said Forefront's senior engineer Matt Wever.

The Civic Theatre added the SD12 system to their existing inventory of an SD9 with multiple D-Racks.

The addition of the SD12 with D2 Rack takes the theatre's analog i/o count up to 128 ins, 56 outs - not to mention AES/EBU and Waves Soundgrid capabilities. 

Comprehensive training was provided to the theatre's key staff in the usage of the new system.


 Pictured are: Civic Theatre's Lachlan Thomas & James Beech with Nick Burns of Forefront Productions.

Pictured are: Civic Theatre's Lachlan Thomas & James Beech with Nick Burns of Forefront Productions.

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