Dec 2016 | Singapore | ZOUK EVENT PTE LTD

About ZoukOut

Built on the “One World, One Music, One Tribe, One Dance” foundation that Zouk Singapore has been governed by throughout its 25-year operations, ZoukOut was created to gather a larger pool of music lovers beyond the limitations of an indoor space. ZoukOut was conceived in 2000 as the region’s definitive dance music festival. And bring Zouk’s spirit and energy to the great outdoors and an even larger audience.

In 2014, ZoukOut saw its largest turnout, 50,000 attendees over two nights. Attendance has been increasing yearly since the first installation in 2000 when there were a mere 9,000. This large turnout has also led to a large increase in visitors worldwide, coming from Australia, India, and Europe in the past few years.

ZoukOut, in 2004 and 2007, won the Singapore Tourist’s Board’s “Best Leisure Event Experience” award. And Zouk also won the “Best Nightspot Experience” award nine times.

Role of Backbone

For the 2016 edition of ZoukOut, Backbone was commissioned to create the main stage design. In addition to creating the main stage, Backbone worked out the complete technical production and delivered the light and video operators for the festival.

By working closely together with the creative team from Zouk and the designers from T-Minus Design, a high-end stage design was created and produced in a short time frame. Building the construction was a challenge as it was not possible to reach the stage location. This was due to the stage being located remotely on the beach, which was not possible to reach with cranes. Building the heavy stage construction part by part without a crane was time-consuming.

By working together with the Zouk team and highly experienced local suppliers, we contributed to the project’s cohesiveness. Together, we created and produced a beautiful main stage and contributed to the successful edition of ZoukOut 2016.