Named after the legendary San Francisco Bay island prison, the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival in Belgium has been growing steadily and doing great business since it started in 2008 as a one-day indoor event at the Brielpoort concert hall in Deinze. When the festival eventually moved outdoors in 2012, Stageco Belgium was brought in and the company has been playing a major role ever since. Now located at the Lange Munte Sportcampus in Kortrijk, West Flanders, Alcatraz marked its 10th edition this year with a classic line-up of metal greats. Since Stageco’s first encounter with the festival, we have been supplying our versatile 25 x 10 festival roof for the main ‘Prison’ stage with an expanded rear loading dock (31m x 14m), a FOH tower and other structures. This year we worked closely with the client on the site plan and the positioning of the stage as it had to fit perfectly within the larger site layout – another company was responsible for the scaffolding framework on which the decor was attached.