Since 2013, The Bug Club has delivered hundreds of events from private parties, festivals, brand activations to product launches, carnivals, exhibitions and street parties but their latest creation, the Unplugged Bug, is a unique intersection of sonic experience and environmental responsibility.
The fibreglass-built vehicle itself is 30% larger than a standard VW Camper and is designed to be a ‘festival friendly’ DJ booth. The custom-built Martin Audio sound system runs entirely on renewables thanks to a rack mounted rechargeable battery-powered station. This provides an ideal replacement for noisy and polluting generators and with its easy-to-use operation combined with silent running and zero emissions delivers the perfect ‘off-grid’ solution.
The custom built sound system, capable of entertaining crowds of up to 500 people, comprises two 15” 3-way high performance THS loudspeakers, each pole-mounted to a double 15in direct radiating SX215 subwoofer, with amplification from the highly efficient yet powerful iKON 81.
Martin Audio Managing Director, Dom Harter, commented, “My personal love for both VW campervans and DJ culture led inevitably to the door of the great people at The Bug Club. At the same time I had been introduced to development on renewables, and it just all fitted into place. At Martin Audio, environmental sustainability is an important initiative and this latest development will help explore new possibilities for us in the future.”
To complete the sustainability equation The Unplugged Bug is designed as a trailer (no engines!) and as a policy all their carbon footprint is offset by planting trees. The Unplugged Bug can also be supplied with top quality DJs and equipment, pro lighting, disco balls, sound technicians and branding options. The Bug Club fleet can even offer bar services, with experienced mixologists.
With the summer season fast approaching this is seen as the ultimate in mobile discos, ideal for exhibitions, sporting events and all manner of summer parties prioritising environmental responsibility.
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Summing up, Justin Rushmore, Managing Director of The Bug Club, said, “We were delighted to team up with Martin Audio on this initiative. It was clear from the outset there was a meeting of minds on the sustainability aspect of live events, and we believe we can gather key data and insight that can help to not only further improve these types of events but also scale up to bigger initiatives.”
Eco-friendly Unplugged Bug DJ Booth
The Unplugged Bug is already very popular and has been showcased at numerous events including Brands Hatch - Ford Power LIVE, Premiership, FA Cup and UEFA cup football for Brighton’s Amex Stadium, as well as the Brighton Music Conference, Hidden Festival, and pro audio trade events. For booking enquiries, please contact: The Bug Club