Stage Design

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16:00 - 16:45
Tolhuistuin (T5 Panel Room / HDE Pro) | IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam

It’s the most fabled element in the hard dance industry and the eye-catcher of every major event: the mainstage. While raising the bar with each design, originality remains key. How did our festivals become the shining example for stages worldwide? What paths did the creative processes behind these structures take? And what jaw-dropping displays can we expect in ultra large sizes next year?

Alex Melsen (Backbone, NL)
The last 5 years Alex focused on CAD design and is also involved in the development of the software.

Dennis van Harten (Q-dance, NL)
Dennis is responsible for the design of most of the mayor stages at Qlimax, Defqon 1, Mysteryland and various smaller Q-dance and ID&T events.

Niels van Vijfeijken (Stagekings, NL)
Founder of WiSH Outdoor and Stagekings

Remko Hermans (Kloontjes/Intents, NL)
Remko Hermans is one of the people behind some of the most successful festival and indoor party concepts in The Netherlands including the renowned Intents Festival, Outrageous!, Fusion - The Harder Styles, IntentsCity and many more.

Erix Santman (Hard Dance Event, NL)
Co-Founder HDE