Electric Daisy Carnival UK
On behalf of Festival Republic, Dick Tee of ‘enteetainment Ltd’, looked after the technical production management of the EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) show in Milton Keynes Bowl inn 2016. The one-day electronic dance music party was unlike any other with the very biggest EDM and house DJs in the world performing in front of 50,000 dance music fans. The main stage was some 70m wide and incorporated a huge Owl, a Dragon and two ‘Guardians’ as well as a massive 400m2 LED screen and a fully functioning ‘waterfall’! It was a great challenge to be able to combine such a huge stage based construction with so much creativity and artistic design. Unlike conventional stages which offer complete weather protection to the performance area, the only ‘on stage roof’ comprised of a small perspex canopy covering the actual DJ performer and their equipment with the rest of the construction acting as a supportive ‘skeletal’ frame for the set & scenic panels and cloths, inflatables, lighting, audio, LED screens, laser and pryo effects. In addition, there were a further 3 stages located in Big Top’s along with carnival rides, performers and art installations. The Milton Keynes event was a collaboration between US based promoters ‘Insomniac’ and Festival Republic, whose portfolio of major events includes Electric Picnic, Latitude, Reading and Leeds Festivals.