Every element of a live band’s equipment draws power, including amps, speakers, lighting, and haze. All of these elements contribute to the total power usage.
Our band’s electrical requirements are modest, and we can comfortably perform in smaller venues using one 13A ring main split across a few sockets. However, it would be ideal if we could divide the power between multiple ring mains to reduce the load on individual sockets.
Our band member Dan who is a qualified electrician always carries out a thorough power inspection upon arrival, ensuring that we operate safely and efficiently. For larger venues, we prefer 16A outlets if possible, but we can still function using multiple 13A ring mains.
We prioritise safety and efficiency in our electrical setup, and we are always willing to work with venue staff to ensure that we have the power we need to put on a great show.
To ensure that ample power is available for a venue with more than 500 people, we recommend a top-end draw of around 5000 watts. However, a minimum of 1200 watts is required to meet the power needs of the space. As a general rule, allocating 10 watts per person in the venue should be sufficient.