Keep On Running with ASB Auckland Marathon

For the second year, Ridler DJ was set up outside the new ASB North Wharf on Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter for the Auckland Marathon which see thousands of people take to the streets around Auckland to participate in a range of running distances.

Outside the ASB North Wharf and the Viaduct Events Centre, ASB had a cheer squad there to support, motivate and cheer on those running past as they head for the finish. A squad of bright yellow t.shirts and motivational slogans on placards gave runners a bit of a boost for the final section.


Ridler DJ was there too, providing a fun and uplifting atmosphere through music. From 7am through to the final runners/walkers approx. 11:30am, we played a range of music styles for all ages groups participating in the event and all upbeat and fun songs to help get them through.

Once again, Ridler DJ was providing the music for another iconic Auckland event and if we’re honest, we’d rather be playing the music than running it!



A Sound Solution At ASB Classic 2016

I’ve just spent the last two weeks checking out some of the best men and women from around the world battle it out on Centre Court at the ASB Tennis Arena for the ASB Classic in Auckland. Ridler DJ worked in partnership wth Smart Moves Group to provide the music in front of thousands of spectators over the first two weeks of January 2016.

Stuart Dwight from Smart Moves Group and myself worked with a team of people involved in the ASB Classic to provide not just the music but also stage direction for all that was going on on Centre Court. These people included the ASB Classic organisation and management team, Flightscope and Monstavision who provided the big screens and rolled out commercials and graphics and the Magness Sound team who provided the speakers and sound equipment.

Our role was to ensure everything worked seamlessly between all parties as well as the on court MC and also SKY TV. A big part of the role was to provide the music between games on centre court but to also ensure the big screen activity was delivered at the right moment and that the sponsors received there allocated screen time. We also executed sponsor activations on court between matches with our MC and sponsors and also ensured our on court MC delivered the right messages at the right time and ensured the crowd were gearing up for an exciting day/night of tennis.

All this behind the scenes activity ensures that the ASB Classic event experience for all those attending from NZ and around the world is a professional, exciting and informative experience. It also means that with Ridler DJ and Smart Moves Group overseeing all the little elements for the sponsors, organisers and broadcasters, we can make sure everything that has been promised is delivered as per their requirements.

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