One of Europe’s biggest, boldest and most colourful New Year street parties can be found every year in Berlin, where audiences of around one million people gather to celebrate on the evening of December 31st. And a crew from Stageco Deutschland in place to help ensure that the associated entertainment goes to plan. For the latest edition Stageco built all the necessary structures including two Micro-Arches, a Genesis or Band roof – a lightweight steel construction with transparent skins– and the 1,300 square metre stage itself, based on Layher Allround scaffolding. In addition, the Stageco team constructed the main PA towers, a pair of video/PA towers and a spot tower with an eagle’s nest. Welcome 2017 extended for two kilometres with breathtaking fireworks ushering in the New Year. Up to 350 national and international TV broadcasters were present to report live from Berlin and transmit the images throughout the world.