7 September 2013
Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg
G and G Productions
To bring to life the leading global dance event, Sensation as it made its long-awaited debut in South Africa. With more than 80 Sensation shows worldwide, attracting more than a million visitors in over 20 countries since 2000, our brief was to produce and facilitate their famous 'Innerspace' show with the premise, 'be part of the night, dress in white."
Objectives and Strategy
For one night only we needed to give South Africans the chance to experience the sheer size and scope of the Sensation 'Innerspace' spectacle and be part of this unforgettable dance phenomenon. Our objective was to create the event experience in a way that had never been done before – moving beyond expectations.
- We brought the largest indoor electronic music event in the world from Amsterdam to Johannesburg.
- 17 000 guests dressed in white at a sold out (then) "Coca-Cola Dome."
- An international DJ line-up never before seen (or heard) in South Africa
- The biggest rigging event ever carried out at the time.
- A mammoth 136 motors were installed in the roof for the set and lighting requirements
- The sound system covered the entire floorspace with 3 PA systems used for this "in-the-round" sound coverage unlike the traditional sound set-up
- A world-class production that set new standards within its genre
- At the height of the load-in 26 lighting crew were working round the clock, in shifts.
- A 14m wide circular main stage was assembled and installed.
- Another circular stage of 9m wide and 1.5m high was constructed atop the main stage with a revolve mechanism (supplied by Sensation) for use during the DJ sets.
- A revolving stage ensured that the DJs were visible to the entire audience.
- Two additional B stages were built each containing a water fountain and pyrotechnic displays with a further four dance platforms for performers placed on opposing ends of the main stage.
- The production supplied set elements and it was critical that everything was built exactly to specification
- It took around 25 tons of scaffold and 12 tons of crowd barrier.
- A visually spectacular, highly regarded event.