Nov 2018 | Dubai | ENVIE EVENTS
The first-ever BAO Festival at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai took visitors back six centuries ago. When the Far East & the Middle East created an everlasting bond that remains today. On the last weekend of November, these two worlds merged into one with a massive international line-up of DJs from the World’s Top 100.
Backbone assisted client Envie Events with the event’s technical production and technical design. Our technical producer had to deal with quite some challenges during this project. This festival was built next to a racecourse for horses. Where a race was organized during the build-up. Due to this race, the stage couldn’t be built higher than the first 15 meters because of the lighting needed on the track. The upper part of the stage had to be made in just six days.
The temperatures in this location were also on the extreme side. Because of the training schedule of the horses during the most incredible hours of the day. The workers could only build up from 10 AM until 2 AM. Although Backbone was asked at a later than usual stage of the project, our technical producer and his local workers nevertheless made this first large dance festival in the Middle East a great success and a bookmark for upcoming projects on locations like this.