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Future Festivals: Redesigning Stages

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16:45 - 17:30
DeLaMar Theater (D5 Panel Room) | Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam

The main stage is the central focus of every festival, and for iconic festivals like Glastonbury, Tomorrowland and Mysteryland, the stage always has to be bigger, better and more jaw dropping than last year. But this apace not only serves as ‘just’ a stage, it is also a visual representation of the creativity of the festival, which also enhances the audience experience. The complexity and challenges of a stage are constantly growing, with ever more materials that conform to the latest technological and creative demands, making sure that the stage is an innovative build. But materials and technology are not the only challenge. With a stage being a means of communication on its own, can it be used to tell a different story? To touch the hearts and minds of the audience with a message of change, to help bring about the required global transformation towards a more sustainable future. In this panel the discussion will be about how stages are designed and how we can enhance the function of the stage for a better future.

Andy van der Dobbelsteen (TU Delft, NL)
Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability

Bert Cole (Arcadia Spectacular, GB)
Founder / Director

Niels Peeters (MOJO/Lowlands, NL)
Sr. Producent

Moderator: Chiara Badiali (Julie's Bicycle, CH)
Project Manager

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