Main Square Festival 2015

Since 2006, Stageco has been a key supplier to the annual Main Square Festival, which takes place ever first weekend of July in the striking historical site of Citadelle Vauban in Arras, France, just across the border from Belgium. The three-day event was cre­ated two years earlier and currently attracts around 40,000 visitors per day. This year, with the promise of Muse, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams, George Ezra, James Bay, Kodaline, Rival Sons, The Script and Hozier, Main Square sold out for the first time in its history. Commissioned by promoter Live Nation France, a Stageco crew of 11, built a Boogdak XL roof for the main stage and a 3-tower roof for the ‘Green Room’ second stage. Stageco also constructed several other structures around the site – delay and PA towers, small platforms and entrance gates, etc. – along with a scaf­folding wall between the two stages that was cladded with special acoustic skins to minimise environmental noise. In a twist of fate, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s leg injury in June made for a slightly more relaxed load-in at Main Square. Part of the equipment was scheduled to be shipped in immediately after a Foos show in Edinburgh. Once the show was cancelled due to Grohl’s on-stage accident in Gothenburg, Stageco suddenly had plenty of time to ship the gear to Arras.