One of France’s more interesting contemporary music artists is singer and rapper Saïd M’Roumbaba, who performs under the stage name So¬prano. After earning fame as a member of rap group Psy 4 de la Rime, 38 year old Soprano first stepped away in 2007 to develop a solo career that has most recently led him to the multi-purpose Orange Vél¬odrome in his home city of Marseille, where he played to more than 55,000 ecstatic fans on October 7th at the close of a nationwide tour. Stageco France was delighted to supply and build a full stadium pack¬age for the client. The package consisted of a 40m x 16m Giant Arch with two PA and video screen portals, each on four towers, 1200m² of decking including a front extension podium into the crowd, two FOH risers, four delay towers and four platforms for video cameras. Planning of the show started in the middle of July during Les Nuits Bressanes, a festival at the Hola Kids activity centre in Louhans. Twelve trailers of gear went into the four-day construction by a team of 10.