We navigate and manage complex legal noise restrictions for any event with amplified sound.

For every event, AF Live works with the local authority regulation and environmental health organisations to ensure the sound adheres to legal noise restrictions. With our hands-on experience working with sound systems, our approach is always focused on the success of the event and implementing practical solutions.

We ensure that the best sound levels are maintained throughout an event for maximum crowd satisfaction. This is achieved through a mixture of stage positioning, selecting the right sound system, and specialist acoustic treatments.

Noise Management Services

  • CIA (Community Impact Assessment)
  • VSA (Venue Suitability Assessment)
  • Noise Propagation Modeling
  • Acoustic Control Barriers
  • Layout & Design
  • NMP’s (Noise Management Plans)
  • Live Event Noise Control
  • Event Noise Evaluation
  • Liaison with licensing, environmental health organisations and the local community

What our clients say

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Nikki Michard, Boomtown
"It's really important that we are able to monitor the noise produced by the event in order to minimise disruption within the local area. As well as creating a noise plan for the event, AF Live were also on hand to take continuous noise readings at all three stages throughout the day."
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Claire Williams, Folk Fell Artistic Lead
"From the sound quality to the spectacular lighting, it's safe to say AF Live brought the quality we wanted, with a whole load of additional wow factor. We wouldn’t go anywhere else now, and hope to have a long-standing relationship with AF Live for years to come."

Who we’ve worked with


Boomtown is an independent, immersive five-day theatrical music festival held annually near Winchester, Hampshire. It was first held in 2009, and AF Live has been managing the festival’s full technical production ever since.

At Boomtown, we use noise prediction and mapping software to make predictions and combine them with the topography of the site. We assess the different stages and can show the team the contours of the sound spread up to two kilometres away.

Tokyo World

Tokyo World festival takes place over two days in Bristol’s Eastville Park and AF Live has been the cornerstone of the event’s technical production since the very first show.

Through effective 3D modelling, we’re able to work out the best positioning and orientation of the stages to ensure the best noise management. In 2015, we rotated the main stage 90 degrees. We could see from our model that we got beneficial results in one area, but another larger area was made worse. Consequently, we put it back. The modelling allows us to identify what works and what doesn’t, and it’s a technique the team use every year to ensure the best sound performance.

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