Stageco gets Swedish House Mafia to float

It was at Festival Ultra Miami last year that the three DJs Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, alias Swedish House Mafia, made a surprise appearance to announce their comeback. This was the venue where they had last appeared together back in 2013. They launched their comeback tour in May this year with three performances in their home country, each in front of around 40,000 fans at the sold-out Tele2 Arena in Stockholm. The tour went on to include stops in Poland, Spain, Croatia and Germany. Stageco Deutschland developed a cantilevered stage construction that allowed the three Swedes to seemingly "float" during their performance. The 19 metres wide and 11 metres deep cantilever truss made from solid steel joists was integrated into a video wall with a width of 50 metres and a height of 17 metres. The load-bearing tower for the platform was located behind the video wall. There was no ceiling connection, for example via chains or steel cables. In conjunction with the video sequences (e.g. a starry sky), it seemed to the audience as if the DJs were floating on air. For Stageco Deutschland, this was the first construction of this kind, despite many years of experience catering to special requirements on the part of its customers. The only challenge, albeit a minor one, was the limited time frame available for assembly. The structure was built within 18 hours by two crews of eight, working day and night shifts. A total of 70 tons of material, including 10 tons of customised components especially for the Swedish House Mafia performance, were transported to Stockholm on three trailers.