"MS DOCKVILLE" Festival 2018, Hamburg

Client: Kopf & Steine GmbH
Commissioned by: Kopf & Steine GmbH
Date: 17th to 19th August 2018
Location: Hamburg Wilhelmsburg festival site
   
Services:Audio, Lighting, Rigging
Project Manager: Charlotte Meißner, Alexander Steinwender, Matangi Sumbél mit Volker Ruf und Patrick Heindorf
Branch:Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart
Special features:
  • team-building project to supplement vocational training
  • stage management for entire festival stage
  • compliance with special noise regulations due to nearby hospital

In the summer of 2018, a music and art festival in the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg presented a great challenge to 42 N&M apprentices from eight different locations. Supported by their eight mentors and with advice available throughout from their experienced colleagues, they bore responsibility for managing an entire festival stage on their own.

Around four months of preparation was needed to come up with a bespoke concept tailored to the requirements of the festival. The future event technology professionals, commercial staff, media designers for vision/sound and experts in warehouse logistics handled coordination with the client, other services and the artists, planned the entire set-up, carried out the equipment planning and scheduling, coordinated the rigging, and ensured successful show calling for the live performances.

Volker Ruf, the head of our training department, organized the apprentice project, while the festival organiser was very open to our venture right from the very beginning and supported our apprentices in widening the scope of their personal experience.

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