Defqon.1 Weekend Festival

Jun 2022 | Q - dance

About the event:

Hosted by Q-dance, Defqon.1 Weekend Festival is an annual four-day music festival showcasing some of the best songs and talents from the harder styles genre. After having to move the last two editions online, the “home of the harder styles” festival was back from the 23rd – 26th of June, 2022 at Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. The festival saw a turn out of about 70,000 attendees.

Role of Backbone:

Backbone sent a large contingent as the team undertook various roles and worked on different areas of the festival. In this edition of Defqon.1, the team took care of the technical design with 3D drawings, technical production in collaboration with ArtFX Events and The Whole Sha-Bang, the overlay production and management, production of the entire festival’s campsite, and the power infrastructure supervision.

The crew also built the festival’s different stages: Black, Blue, UV, and the event’s main stage, Red – measured at 152,5m wide, 38m high, and built on 60 pontoons. Backbone also produced the event’s VIP Deck, and one of the largest campsites in Europe – catering to around 45,000 campers. The team started working on the full pre-production almost 7 months in advanced, from June 7th to June 22nd being the deadline for everything to be ready as the 23rd was marked for show rehearsal and final tweaks.