It’s a privilege to be with a band who are playing main stage at each of the biggest festivals in Europe this summer. Glastonbury, Sziget and Rock Werchter.
80,000 people are expected this year each day, with 65,000 of those doing all three days. So it’s pretty big in numbers, but having a small site means that when it’s full, it feels and looks like it!
We were on after Muse, who are touring a very comprehensive lighting and video rig which isn’t designed to be taken down in a hurry! We rigged our screen and lighting the night before and arranged an extended changeover period to allow Muse’s crew to strip out their ‘Blockbuster’ style rig which was hung in front of ours.
The changeover was pretty manic but we all made it in once piece! 4am finish, straight to Amsterdam for a 9am load-in…