Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria came to life with three performances over a four-day period
South Africa - Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria came to life with three performances over a four-day period with the Bethel Music SA Tour, Theuns Jordaan Tribute concert and the Boots and All Country Festival featuring Kip Moore, with all shows produced by The Hit Factory.
MGG was appointed full technical supplier for the shows, incorporating one of its two new DiGiCo Quantum 338 along with a Quantum 225 digital mixing console.
The three shows at Loftus catered for an audience of over 30,000 per performance. “It's such a privilege to do large format concerts like this again and to see a massive crowd of people just enjoying themselves gave us goosebumps,” Günther Müller, project manager at MGG enthuses. “This, paired with the fantastic artists and supported by the A++ technical team in South Africa, was an experience like no other. It’s such a privilege to work with a team who are one hundred percent invested and passionate about their job, and our heartfelt thanks to Murray Lubbe and Johan Ferriere from The Hit Factory for trusting them for this event.”
Prior to the festival, MGG took ownership of its tenth DiGiCo console, the Quantum 338, with 128 input channels, 64 busses and a 24 x 24 matrix, delivered by Kyle Robson from DWR Distribution. MGG already own two S21s, two SD9s, an SD10, SD11, two SD12s and a Quantum 225.
“Most of our consoles have Optocore functionality with our new SD Racks populated with 32-bit cards,” explains Günther. “It’s great to invest in consoles that are built for future updates and scalability. The DiGiCo console capabilities are constantly upgraded by software updates which means we don’t have to invest in new hardware every few years. Our older consoles are still in mint condition, so the investment into the Quantum consoles was not a replacement but rather an addition to the family.”
Bethel Music, an American music label and worship movement from Redding, California originating out of Bethel Church, presented their Johannesburg leg of the tour on 23 March. The show included a Quantum 225 at FOH and a Quantum 338 for monitors, and was mixed by Bethel’s international audio engineers. “The team at Bethel Music specified DiGiCo, the platform they use at their church,” says Günther. “They were the first to use our 338 and the monitor engineer was super chuffed to have the console as we initially promised them an SD12. The 338 arrived just in time for the show, so we were able to surprise them.”
Two days later, MGG was set up and ready for the Theuns Jordaan Tribute concert. The late Theuns Jordaan was a legend in the Afrikaans music industry, and the emotional show featured artists like Juanita du Plessis, who has regularly performed with Theuns over the past 15 years, Kurt Darren, Bok van Blerk, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Dozi and numerous others.
Petru Palmer relied on the Quantum 338 for the monitor mixes for the artists, while Gert Watson on an SD12 was responsible for the band monitor mixes. “
“We are grateful to have such a great partnership with DWR Distribution, who not only distribute world-class equipment, and probably offer the best after sales service in the market, but to top it off, have of some super cool humans we call friends,” concludes Günther.

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