The Magical Land of Wonder is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 2 weekends in a row of full madness attended by an international and multi-cultural 180.000 big crowd, meaning 360.000 pairs of feet dancing and jumping up and down on the holy grounds of the Schorre in Boom Belgium to the tones of 100+ renowned DJ’s. The festival is expanding to become one of Europe’s most popular dance happenings with 15 stages, each of which has a completely different theme, including the stunning stage setup for the main stage.
The Rotating Spirals of The Main Stage
For the third year in a row WI were 1 of the chosen suppliers and this year the main stage or Key of Happiness stage was all about rotating elements. Happiness as the ongoing journey and not the destination. Designed, installed and operated by our services: 27 motion controlled rotators, 3 propellers and 3 custom made rotating structures.
The main stage was packed with hypnotizing rotating spirals, over a dozen of turning sprocket wheels with various diameters and speeds, elements that moved in front of the central big screen. Part of our scope was also the engineering of 3 huge (8m, 7m and 5m) windmill-like rotators interconnected to the 3 propellers. One operator on a central FOH desk kept all these moving elements under control, using the dmx protocol.
The Face On The Q-Dance Stage
For this stage dedicated to jump and hard style music, a huge 2.2 ton heavy and 57m² large partly inflatable ‘face’ was part of the Saturday night setting. Installation took place during the quite hours Saturday morning and had to be removed again from Saturday to Sunday. To fulfill both structural and logistical design briefs, WI installed a steel structure based on 4 interconnected, 16m high WI-Towers to support the scenic face structure. 28 tons of counterweight assured the fully masked structure would withstand possible wind loads of up to 72km/h.
The Rotating Globe
Part 3 in WICREATIONS’ TML scope 2014 was the installation of the magnificent rotating globe which already had been used for the 2013 editions of Tomorrowland and Tomorrowworld. The structure’s center piece carries the slowly rotating sculpted festival logo while the globe itself rotates counter clockwise. Logo as well as all major global cities are individually lit and shine brightly into the night.
This 5m diameter rotating ‘we are 1 world’ has become 1 of the top eye catchers and an important landmark for TL festival visitors
OTHER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2014
- Dour Festival
- A Day at the Park
- Hellfest - Iron Maiden
- Laundry Day
- BeachVolley Deluxe & Strandfeestje Deluxe