KV2 Boosts Swedish World Cup Fever

KV2 system looked after the Swedish football euphoria.

Fremlab AB, KV2 Audio’s long-term partner in Sweden, played an important part in the recent madness kick-started by Sweden’s progress to the FIFA World Cup play-offs.

This all began with the ever popular event, SM Week, which takes place every year in Summer and Winter at different locations in the country. The traditional event aims to increate interest in Swedish sport. In 2018, the location of SM Week was in Helsingborg and Landskrona taking place from July 2nd to July 8th.

On 3 July 2018, the organisers decided to show Sweden’s World Cup match against Switzerland on 15m2 LED screens for an expected audience of 1,000 fans. Gröningen park was suddenly flooded with more than 10,000 people and the original plan to have just two Nexo 12” speakers as Front of House needed quickly re-thinking for the next game against England on the 7th of July where one VHD2.0 mid/hi per side were added to the original set-up with a pair of VHD4.18 18” subwoofers for added low frequency reinforcement.

After beating the Swiss serious decisions needed to be made for the following match against England as the plan was to use appropriate coverage. Given the results from the first match Fremlab SE was again hired in by Tylösound to provide a VHD System with 4 x VHD4.18 subwoofers as the main Front of House system covering a crowd of 15,000 people.

Having suffered defeat to England attentions turned to a Homecoming ceremony for the return of the squad, which included the defender Andreas Granqvist returning to Helsingborg IF Football Club. The ceremony took place on July 11th where the VHD System (with two delay points at 40m and 80m comprising of original RCF Event6000 cabinets designed by KV2 Audio’s Head of R&D George Krampera) was again deployed for speeches by the city mayor and Helsingborg FC Club Chairman once again in front of 10,000 people.