Coldplay / Guns N` Roses / Depeche Mode
What did these three bands have in common? All of them are famous, all attract many visitors, and all took place at the biggest stadiums in Poland. Hence, the task for all these shows was identical as well, namely to help all 60.000 to 90.000 visitors to find their entrances and seats as quickly as possible, so no delays would had occurred, and the visitors would have experienced smooth beginning of the shows. For the task, we applied 10 of our Scout screens, marking all entrances properly and navigating the concert goers into the golden circle or to the entrances of main stands accordingly. After the show, warm thank-you message was displayed to wish them safe trip home.
Ed Sheeran / The Rolling Stones / Robbie Williams
Another well-connected trinity of different concerts sharing the same task. This time around, it was all about strong cooperation with the Zurich Police department at the Letzigrund stadium. After the shows, the concert goers had to be split into two different groups heading to two different directions. Our system based on the Scouts fully replaced the old banner-style boards, as the screens were much more visible and readable. Improved splitting effectivity helped to unload the stadium area faster and cleared the Badenerstrasse quickly to get the trams back on duty again.
The wonderful time at the end of August, when the days are hot and long, and more than 17.000 visitors come to visit Uprising Festival at the beach side of the lake called Golden Sands in Bratislava, our home. Being one of the oldest music festival in Slovakia, and based on reggae routes, it has a reputation of friendly gathering with chillout atmosphere. For its 10th anniversary, it`s been hosting the names like Sean Paul and with such a crowd, partying two days at the beach side, strict rules must had been applied to secure safety of the visitors. Our task was to keep them informed about weather forecasts, beach opening hours, and guiding them through the complex venue, in general. We kept an eye on the no-go zones as well via our cameras. Moreover, for Uprising`s 11th edition, we brought our well favored dynamic gate system to minimize waiting times at the gates and help to make entering the festival a smooth experience.
DEPECHE MODE CONCERT (BY XL GROUP)
When popular band comes to the city, there is always a bit of a rush around the event. Depeche Mode is definitely the name that put the masses into movement. Therefore, many visitors were expected, and the promoter of the event, the XL Group, had to ensure all the attendees would pass through the gates efficiently, quickly and securely. Further, there were several different groups of ticket holders while every group had to be directed into different sectors of the stadium (VIP, business, press, standing, etc.). To ensure smooth flow, communicate the instructions and avoid any misunderstandings, we provided several smart panels at the gates. The crowd was directed efficiently and the stadium filled up without any particular issues.
ELECTRIC LOVE FESTIVAL
The leading electronic dance music festival in Austria organized in the wonderful scenery of the Austrian Alps at the legendary circuit called Salzburging. The festival attendance of more than 150.000 visitors requires highly organized management, strict security rules and well-thought planning. For the events of this scope, it is always important to think about variety of possible scenarios. Especially, if you host visitors in a complex mountain environment. However, management of the ELF did a remarkable job and used our displays not just for navigation purposes but also as a warning tool, hence visitors were updated in advance about the weather forecasts, and emergency scenarios were prepared in advance, as well. Moreover, we helped to direct the visitors towards their temporary tent houses, exits and taxis after the show and even helped to sell out the merchandise store. Warm morning welcome was just another nice detail to make them feel more at home.
One of the younger, fresh, yet highly likable festivals that does take place every year since 2010 at Piestany airfield. Always pumped up with young hipsters, crazy ideas and a considerable amount of energy, the festival has vital environment for the new technologies and innovative thinking. This let the organizers employ our AMENA smart panels already in 2014 and they stayed an integral part of the event since then. Constantly projecting the current lineups and accompanying programs was just the starting point. Our displays further served the visitors with various advices to make sure they do not forget to use sun screens, or drink enough to stay hydrated. Moreover, our LEDs helped to evacuate the festival back in 2015, when a strong storm came and flooded the festival. All the conventional LED walls had to be pull down, the electricity supply was down, while our LEDs stayed bright and helped the crowd to find their way to cars, safe locations and shuttle buses.