Hogmanay is likely to be as stunning as ever thanks to four days and nights of spectacular events, which run from 29 December until 1 January.
And playing a small but vitally important part in the celebration will be cable specialists VDC Trading, which has once again supplied local company EFX Audio with enough cable, connectors, custom distro rack mount modules, multipin extensions, quad mic cables and multicore looms to ensure that various Hogmanay stages have fully working PA systems.
“We’ve been using VDC products for years because we know that both the products and the staff are completely reliable,” says Steph Fleming, of EFX Audio. “Every PA company has a stock of cable that has evolved over many years. This means there are all sorts of weird and wonderful connections and specifications that have to be matched up whenever you order anything new. The great thing about VDC is that they understand this and keep track of our requirements so that whatever we order works with what we already have. Our latest purchases include a number of stageboxes and some more Van Damme multicore cable. Once again everything arrived on time and worked first time. It is very rare indeed for there to be a problem with anything we get from VDC.”
EFX Audio has been at the core of Edinburgh Hogmanay’s live sound for many years and this year it is supplying PA systems to six of the Event’s eight stages.
Hogmanay organisers are hailing this year’s programme as one of the strongest yet, with live music, street theatre, dance, art and fireworks over the four days. The Concert in the Gardens, seen by many as the key event of the festivities, takes place on Saturday 31 December and features live performances from acclaimed Scottish artists Texas and KT Tunstall with El Presidente. This unique concert, which is held in Princes Street Gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle, runs either side of midnight giving the last performance of the Old Year and first of the New.