It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the very first ‘Rogue Fest’, which was held on a camp down past Rotorua, near Kerosene Creek. This was a lovely, small and intimate festival put on by Karin Vincent and her dedicated band of supporters.
My job as sound engineer for the two nights of the festival was fairly straight forward: Keep the system running smoothly, create a strong, balanced mix out front and provide clear monitoring on stage for the musicians.
The main stage area was inside the camp hall. We had a nice PA, supplied by John Hamilton from Music Works in Rotorua. Over the two nights there was a varied and eclectic lineup of bands and musicians performing, including: Bond Street Bridge, Matiu Te Huki, Sonic Delusion, Bob and Monika Vincent and Modulo.