CLIENT: Mark Higgins | Owner
DATE: July 2014
SCOPE: Site Management
In Kitchener, Ontario they have an amazing public park complete with playgrounds, dog parks, bike trails, skateparks and a tobogganing hill. Mclennan Park became the epicentre of Rock-N-Roll on July 11-13, 2014 and played host to more than 55,000 people over the course of 3 days.
To host a concert of this magnitude requires a lot of space, not only for the show but for the million moving pieces that goes into building it. A Premier Global Stage, 11 starline artist trailers and a dozen plus tour buses, add in a few hundred washrooms, seventeen carnival rides, a few dozen vendors and enough portable power to turn the lights on across Canada all require planning, contracting and continual management. With all these different moving pieces, you need to have someone to overlook this aspect - inject EVENTSING into the mix.
The ability to wrangle multiple suppliers together and work together as a well oiled machine is something we are especially good at, and with an event of this size comes a larger than normal number of suppliers on a unique site that had yet to prove the feasibility to host a concert of this magnitude. Whether its dealing with fencing, engineers or geotechnical engineers, this event had many obstacles that needed to be navigated...and navigated in less than 30 days!
With all of Kitchener Waterloo in attendance, you'd expect there to be some seriously talented acts on display; Aerosmith, Janes Addiction, Styx, Slash...are just some of the performers that people lined up for hours to see - and they didn't disappoint!