Afterlife can be found in Burnley
Tuesday, 2 April 2002
Afterlife can be found in Burnley
Celestion's flagship CXi range of sound reinforcement cabinets is increasing in popularity with contractors specifying systems for permanent installation in nightclubs. One of the most impressive recent contracts has been that for the new club Afterlife in Burnley.

The new three-floor multi-venue has been opened in Burnley by Obar Ltd, sited in a former seamen's temple. With a capacity for 1,100 people, Afterlife is one of the largest venues in the region, themed to give clubbers a chance to drink in the Underworld and Judgement Bars before going up to the Heaven nightclub.

Promotion Time, the sound and lighting contractor from Co. Durham, was commissioned to equip the club, and specified Celestion throughout. The three floors of Afterlife each have their own identity: in the basement, a warm dark-red interior called the Underworld Bar features Celestion SR1s supplemented by Substation bass bins. On the ground floor, a similar SR1/Substation combination is used by the Judgement Bar, a totally different interior made up in steel and wood.

The customer quite literally ascends to Heaven, which is on the top floor. Unusually for a nightclub, Heaven has an all-white interior. A Celestion CXi system has been installed around the dancefloor, using four CXi 1221 full-range cabinets and four 118 bass bins. Promotion Time has used MC2 amplification for all three systems; they also specified and installed intelligent lighting systems, controlled by Show Magic, for all the bars.

(Ruth Rossington)


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