Issue 25

A Summer Of Sport & Events

The P.A. People delivers multiple solutions at home & away.


21 February 2023

The Event Comms team at The P.A. People’s summer season started in November with a return trip to Philip Island, to deliver two-way radio capability for the delayed 2022 SuperBikes championship. Following the successful delivery of both Radios and our CCTV system for MotoGP in October, the Island is becoming a second home for the team.

The P.A. People is proud sponsor of both the Sydney Kings and the Sydney Flames, providing its Bose ShowMatch system and Communications package for every game at Qudos Bank Arena for the past four seasons. While the Flames did not make the finals this year, the Kings have finished on top of the home and away season, and are looking to defend their 2022 Championship over the coming weeks.

December saw the inaugural Noel Sydney Christmas Festival in the Botanic Gardens and surrounds managed by AGB Events. The P.A. People’s Event Comms team provided the complete entertainment stage audio solution for the 16-day event for a wide range of artists including the John Field house band, alongside David Campbell, Monica Trapaga, and Emma Pask. The stage system was augmented with systems for pre-show entertainment, sound-scaping in the Botanic Gardens, and a number of activations along Macquarie St.

Hot on the heels of Noel Sydney was the first year of a renewed five-year contract for the City of Sydney New Years’ Eve Fireworks Communications and Data Services. Now in its eleventh year The P.A. People provide a comprehensive radio and communications package that supports the fireworks, projection, lighting, and broadcast systems for the event. This year, after a five-year hiatus, it also delivered centrally managed crowd control PA Systems throughout the City Centre.

Over the top of New Years’ Eve, the team also provided audio and LED screen support for the United Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena at Olympic Park for Tennis Australia, as well as a comms and data package for the Elevate Sydney Festival on the Cahill Expressway at Circular Quay, also for AGB Events. January ended with a small comms package and a couple of The P.A. People crew jetting off to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a venue opening ceremony in support of event producer Five Currents.

It has been a busy few months for The P.A. People team, and in the midst of the event activity it also continued its support of Parramatta Council as it moved into a new home. The Event Comms team has provided the Council with AV support for every council meeting since the demolition of the old chambers in 2016, including a comprehensive remote access solution throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The P.A. People wish the Council well in its new facility and thank it for the support over the past seven years.

The P.A. People continues to provide a comprehensive range of support services to the Events industry, the Venue Engineering sector, Installations for audio, AV and performance lighting, Theatre Systems and Service & Maintenance operations for a broad range of venues.

Image Credit – Daniel Tran (City of Sydney)

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