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The Festival of Sound

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Promising to be the biggest music and Hi-Fidelity audio show, Festival of Sound takes place on 28th-30th September at the Novotel Hotel, Hammersmith, London.

Festival of Sound

LATEST NEWS... Details of Russ's seminar confirmed.

RussRuss has been at the forefront of Hi-Fi infrastructure – mains conditioning, cables, supports, etc – since the 1970s.

In this seminar he will explain how, as a traditional Hi-Fi dealer in Edinburgh, he became dissatisfied with the performance of even the very best kit available, and how this lead him to a deeper investigation into all the elements that contribute towards creating a truly involving listening experience from your Hi-Fi.

Along the way, Russ will demonstrate his conclusions via a number of simple, free tweaks you can make to improve your own system with very little effort.

This seminar will also feature the highly respected record producer Chris Kimsey, who will be taking a short break from producing the live music for the show. Chris will talk about his association with Russ Andrews and how he came to use our products along with the Rupert Neve RNHP headphone amp.

A different kind of Hi-Fi show...

Festival Of Sound is a different kind of Hi-Fi show. In addition to displays of the latest products from top UK and international manufacturers - like B & W, Audiolab, Focal and Naim - there is also a big focus on music. Throughout the weekend and across the venue there will be live music concerts and a number of solo musicians playing for your entertainment. 

We'll be there with our well-stocked shop and Russ and the team will be on hand to offer upgrading tips and advice.

As well as being your chance to meet Russ, we'll have some great show offers and discounts for attendees, a very special limited edition cable available for show weekend only, a fantastic competition running over the weekend... and the launch of a new product!

Where to find us

We are easy to find in the Champagne Suite on the first floor:

Where we are


There will also be a number of seminars over the weekend, including some top industry names - including Russ! - at the "meet the people behind the brand" sessions, and Q&A with record producers and engineers, including Gary Langan, sharing his experiences of working on Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, and Chris Kimsey - who is an enthusiastic user of the Rupert Neve Headphone amp, our Supplier power supply and YellO Power cable - talking about the production of Clutching at Straws, Marillion's fourth studio album.

Seminar Schedule

Friday 28th September
  • Evenings With Led Zeppelin – With Dave Lewis & Mike Tremaglio - 11.00-12.00 details
  • The Future Of Technology With Peter Aylett - 12.30-13.15 details
  • Discovering Better Sound With Russ Andrews - 14.00-14.45 details
  • Let The Good Times Roll: Kenney Jones & Chris Kimsey - 15.30-16.30 details
Saturday 29th September
  • PMC and The Music Makers – Peter Thomas With Chris Difford - 11.00-12.00 details
  • Namedropper With Chris Phipps - 12.30-13.30 details
  • Shut Up And Play The Cello With Philip Sheppard - 14.00-15.00 details
  • Meet The Editor With Noel Keywood 14.00-15.00 details
  • Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Unwrapped with Gary Langan - 15.30-16.30 details
Sunday 30th September
  • Chris Difford Songwriting Course - FREE day-long songwriting course with Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford - very limited tickets - 10.00-16.00 details
  • KEF Engineering and Technology – Dr Jack Oclee-Brown 11.00-12.00 details
  • ‘Clutching At Straws’ with Chris Kimsey - 12.30-13.30 details
  • Recording Adele and Others with Liam Nolan - 14.30-15.30 details
  • The Importance of Room Acoustics with David Shevyn, GIK Acoustics - 16.00-16.45 details 

Beth Nielsen Chapman
Beth Nielsen Chapman

Live music

It's well worth making the trip to the show: as well as featuring some of the world's top audio manufacturers (and plenty of smaller ones) over the three days, the organisers have packed the venue with seminars and music too. You'll find plenty of live music, from buskers in corridors to top artists performing in the 1000-seat Chablis suite. 
As of 6th August these include Grammy nominee and international selling artist Beth Nielsen Chapman, Squeeze founder and songwriter Chris Difford and Art of Noise co-founders JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan.
Live Music Schedule

Thursday 27th September
  • Opening Special Event (James Lavelle & Philip Sheppard: REDUX) plus warm-up with Nick Bright (DJ, Radio 1 Extra) - 18.00-22.30 details
Friday 28th September
  • Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine - 13.30-14.30 details
  • Dre, King Kofi, Margin Kings, Peaky - 16.00-17.30 details
  • JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan (Art of Noise) - Headline Live Music - details
Saturday 29th September Sunday 30th September
  • GuitarFest - Live music - details
  • Drum Summit - Live music - details
  • Antonio Forcione – Headline Live Music - details

There really is lots to see and we're really looking forward to seeing you there!

The Festival of Sound: The Music and Audio Show

Friday 28th September 10am - 6pm, Saturday 29th September 10am - 6pm and Sunday 30th September 10am - 5pm 2018.

Hotel Novotel London West, Hammersmith International Centre, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR

How much?
£15 per day - tickets can be booked in advance via the show website or purchased at the show venue on the day. 

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