What is it? 🤔
Backline refers to the instruments and gear (like amps and drums) that artists use but don’t bring with them. Instead, the venue or event provides them.
Back in Time:
Travelling with instruments was a hassle, and damages were common. The concept of a backline ensured artists got the best gear without the baggage!
How’s it related to the Technical Rider?
Artists specify their backline needs in their Technical Rider. It ensures they get the right gear for their performance.
- Who’s responsible for the Backline?
Typically, the event organiser or venue, based on the artist’s requirements.
- Is it just for big concerts?
No! From small gigs to large festivals, backlines are essential.