Airbeat One 2019

With 65,000 spectators on Festival Sunday alone, the promoter, Music Eggert, reported record attendance figures for the 18th edition of its electro festival Airbeat One, which took place from 10 to 14 July under the motto "Destination India". One of Stageco Deutschland's responsibilities was to erect the impressive main stage based on the Taj Mahal. Whereas last year, the festival attracted a maximum of 55,000 visitors a day and booked a total of 170 acts, attendance this year totalled 195,000 over four days, with over 200 DJS and acts. Among the stars in Neustadt-Glewe were Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Felix Jaehn. The Indian theme followed in the footsteps of past sets featuring landmarks of London, the USA and Tokyo. This was the fourth time that a crew from Stageco Deutschland was responsible for constructing the main stage, inspired this year by the famous Indian mausoleum. A complex supporting structure was needed to reproduce as accurately as possible the impressive historic site with its very intricate statics and wealth of detail in the form of countless pillars, minarets and the characteristic dome. The construction had to bear the load of the simulated facade elements as well as the many video walls. Stageco was able to draw on its wide range of technical options to create the mighty minarets and large wall surfaces, ranging from an XL tower that the Stageco Group had designed exclusively for a German festival, down to a small customized gantry. The versatile pool of construction material available and the transport of equipment from different company branches guaranteed a smooth, reliable and fast assembly and dismantling process. In addition to the main stage at Airbeat One, the crew, numbering over 80 members in peak periods, erected two further stages (Q-Stage and Transmission-Stage), along with numerous ancillary structures, including VIP platforms and FOHs.