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Mojo Barriers triple up for music fests


Mojo Barriers’ Australian office was appointed to supply stage barriers and crowd safety services across three of the country’s biggest summer music festivals in 2013 – Big Day Out, Soundwave and Future Music Festival.

The contracts follow the announcement late last year that Mojo Barriers had opened its first permanent Australian premises, offering improved services to events across the continent.


Mojo Barriers was a supplier to Soundwave music festival.
image courtesy of Andrew McKinnon, Clifton Productions.

Future Music Festival, which toured nationally and kicked off in Brisbane on 2nd March, boasts acts including The Prodigy and The Stone Roses. Mojo Barriers supplyied 2.5km of aluminium stage barriers across all stages.

The national Soundwave tour kept Mojo’s team busy installing over 4.5km of barrier across the festival’s five sites (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) helping to keep audiences, crew and headliners including Metallica and Linkin Park safe.

“With the office only recently opened this is a fantastic start for us,” said Nicola Carroll, Mojo Barriers Australia director. “Mojo Barriers has worked with these festivals in the past, but with our new premises and staffing structure we’ve been able to increase our stock provision and further integrate our specialist safety and security components into festival designs. Mojo Barriers Line-Up Gates, Mega-Exits and High Fencing are now key elements of crowd management in high density areas.”

Mojo Barrier’s team worked closely with each festival to analyse site specifics and audience behaviour to design and install bespoke barrier layouts to ensure the safest possible events.

“It’s about more than just the products – it’s what’s done with them. We have worked with the production team, site team and security representatives at each festival to design custom-built configurations, ideally suited to the location, music type and capacity, and our enhanced logistical capabilities has enabled us to provide dedicated barrier crew where required, with both touring and local supervisors overseeing every element of the installations.”

For last month’s Big Day Out festival Mojo Barriers supplied over 3km of barriers across five locations (Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth) where mega acts including The Killers and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers took to the stage.

The events were crewed by Mojo Barriers’ Supervisors Craig Edwards, Craig Pope, Stanley Jilesen and Mandy Bradford.

 

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