Kelvingrove Bandstand has an iconic status in the Scottish Music Scene, The National Museum of Scotland's Rip it Up exhibition features many bands who got the Kelvingrove Bowl bouncing in the 70s and 80s. The nineties saw decay and despair leave the bowl as a shadow of it's former self. prohibitive costs and nuisance noise for the affluent neighbours seemed to spell the death knell for the space.
The positive attitude which preceded the Commonwealth Games in 2014 caused a swelling of nostalgia for the past, and a burgeoning hope for the future. Historic Scotland recreated the Building and Glasgow Life sought Innovative technology based means to mitigate the noise to the neighbours. Glasgow based KSG Acoustics work with Glasgow Life and stakeholders to monitor the sound propagation at the site. Blackbox work collaboratively with KSG utilising d&b audiotechnik systems and targeted array processing, to deliver exceptional results, Maximising SPL for the Arena whilst reducing off site noise to a minimum. This joined up approach allows us to monitor the impact of any design changes in terms of impact to the local community so that we now have a tried and tested solution which works for everyone.