NRG Open Air 2015

When leading radio station NRJ hosted its festival finale, Stageco took care of the heavy building work… Stageco was proud to be the supplier of staging and other temporary structures at the spectacular annual event that has become regarded as the grand finale for the summer music festival season in Switzerland. Having played a successful role in Energy Air’s first outdoor event at the stadium last summer, Stageco returned to build a 4-tower roof for the stage, with an additional fifth tower reinforcing it with a super-truss to help increase the rigging capacity. Measuring 61m wide and 24m deep with 17m height clearance, the roof coped with an extremely heavy weight loading of 59.6 tons of which video was a major part – the stage header was a video screen that alone weighed 1.5 tons. Two delayTwo delay towers, a B-stage with an integrated elevator and a catwalk – whose tunnel provided access to the B-stage – were also built by Stageco, along with a 24m x 14m VIP platform in the grandstand which was built using the company’s scaffolding system. The set was decorated with 17 blue discs, again provided by Stageco, with the stagewings reinforced to accommodate additional wind loads. Sixteen of the discs were constructed from circular truss and then covered in fabric by another supplier. The remaining circle – the one in the centre of the header – was custom-designed from wood to cover the video screen and was painted on-site to match the rest of the colour scheme. In total, Stageco brought in 17 trailer loads of equipment, completed the build in four days and loaded out in a further two days.