As the echoes of heavy metal dissipate across the high seas, we’re looking back at our recent work on 70000 Tons of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise, and the intricacies involved with bringing such an event to life.
Setting sail from Miami, Florida on board Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, the 12th edition of this unique cruise experience welcomed 3,000 metalheads from around the world. Over 4 days, this floating festival featured over 60 heavy metal bands and 120 live shows.
Continue reading for a closer look at the equipment we provided for each of the ship’s stages and the unique challenges involved with staging an event of this scale at sea.
At the beginning of the year, our crew headed to Miami’s Bayfront Park for Wodapalooza, the world’s premier Functional Fitness Festival! For this year’s setup, we supplied our SMT video supports and VIP platform for spectators to watch the world’s best fitness athletes compete for the coveted top spot.
When it comes to monumental music festivals, Lost Lands stands among the titans. Hosted annually in Legend Valley, Ohio, this bass-heavy extravaganza takes electronic music to epic proportions. Our crew are no strangers to Lost Lands, having provided various staging systems for the festival throughout the years. However, for this year’s event, the scale of our rigging setup was off the charts!
Continue reading for a full breakdown of our staging and rigging set up for Lost Lands 2023.
August was a month to remember for the Mountain Productions crew. Over the last month, we took center stage at some of the hottest festivals and events throughout the country! Let’s take a closer look at the exciting journey we embarked on this August.
August started off strong with our return to Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where we relished the opportunity to once again provide the staging and rigging equipment for this 10-day music extravaganza. Our SP-1 main stage stood as a remarkable testament to its efficiency and innovation, featuring self-erecting towers and automated weather walls. Notably, the automated weather walls swiftly adapt to changing weather conditions, an important feature to have over the run of this 10-day music event. This cost-effective and adaptable staging solution has become an integral part of both Mountain Productions and Musikfest’s success, enhancing the festival’s reputation for delivering seamless, unforgettable musical experiences.
Veld Music Festival
3 nights, 20 artists, 1 MTN HD+ main stage – our 2023 Veld Music Festival by numbers! Having garnered a reputation as Toronto’s premier musical event, we were ecstatic to make our return to Veld for another year. As our premier staging system, the MTN HD+ features unmatched load-bearing capabilities with a capacity of 489,000 lbs along with a redesigned roof grid that can accommodate nearly any size show. With performances throughout the weekend from artists including Loud Luxury, Tiesto & Zedd, our HD+ main stage provided festivalgoers with a weekend to remember thanks to its 219,000 lbs performance area. A premier staging system for a premier musical festival sounds like the perfect match if you ask us!
Elements Music Festival
Earth and fire combined at this year’s Elements Music Festival, thanks to our SL-320 mobile stage and custom scaff structure. Nestled in the heart of nature, our crew enjoyed returning to Long Pod, PA once again this year to provide the setup for this 3-day immersive car camping festival. Our SL-320 mobile stage is a portable powerhouse that has redefined event production. This stage offers versatility, portability, safety, and an impressive stage area, making it the perfect stage for events large or small. As music festivals evolve to offer more than just music, the combination of our staging and the festival’s celebration of nature and music ensured an unforgettable experience for all who attended.
TidalWave Music Festival
Returning to Atlantic City Beach for its 2nd edition, TidalWave Music Festival, Atlantic City’s biggest and best country music festival made some serious waves with the help of our MTN HD+ main stage with 80 x 40 video wings. Acting as the festival’s centerpiece, our MTN HD+ provided the crowd with an unparalleled view of the weekend’s top performers which included the likes of Thomas Rhett and Jelly Roll.
For the enhancement of performances and the engagement of audiences, we understand the significance of crafting visually unique stages. To achieve the refined aesthetic required for any event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today.
At Mountain Productions, we were pumped to provide our staging for the inaugural Beach It! Music Festival at Virginia Beach. Featuring performances from some of the biggest names in country music, including Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett, this three-day oceanfront festival started off with a bang!
Our crew kicked off the busy festival season earlier this month with a visit to New York City for this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival. Moving to the new location of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, this year’s festival featured a stacked lineup that included Ice Spice, Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X. It was great to have the opportunity to once again play a vital role in this epic multi-day music festival where our state-of-the-art equipment, experienced crew, and meticulous attention to detail set the stage for some truly unforgettable performances.
CMA Fest returned to Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month and celebrated the incredible milestone of its 50th anniversary. As one of the largest country music events in the world, the festival showcases performances by some of the biggest names in country music ranging from world-renowned icons to exciting emerging artists and draws in thousands of fans from across the globe.
With Summer fast approaching, Commencement season is here, and our teams have been working around the clock from Florida to Pennsylvania providing structures for the graduating class of 2023. Commencement season is an exciting time not only for the graduates but also for the Mountain Productions team.
See below a complete rundown of the staging, custom and additional structures used during this year’s Commencement season.
As one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind, the Penn Relays returned this April attracting crowds of more than 110,000. The competition was intense and the atmosphere electric throughout the weekend with over 15,000 athletes from high schools, colleges and professional teams across the country and internationally all competing for the top prize.