Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Edition Bilbao BBK Live

Project ID 16024

Authors Zuloark,

Zuloark, Juanito Jones, Borja Dopico (Last Tour)

Year 2016

Collaborators

Last Tour (Client), Viuda de Ramírez (Production) Germán Díaz Santiago, Manuel Genique, Guillermo Diego Salvador, Miguelón, Juancar, Adrian, Uxue Peña Garicano, Mercedes del Moral (Construction Team)

Location Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain

Photography

Lourdes Cabrera, Zuloark

Categories

#Design & Interiors #Festivals
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Maderas Locas: BBK Bilbao Live 2016 entrance. Photography: Lourdes Cabrera
Maderas Locas: BBK Bilbao Live 2016 entrance. Photography: Lourdes Cabrera

Maderas Locas: A living design looking towards the future

The Bilbao BBK Live Music Festival is one of the most important events on the Spanish music scene. This festival takes place in the city of Bilbao over three days, attracting a crowd of over 100,000 people who come to enjoy the best music in a spectacular setting, Mount Kobetas.

Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Bilbao BBK Live 2016. Photography: Zuloark
Bilbao BBK Live 2016. Photography: Zuloark

The 2016 edition of Bilbao BBK Live featured an impressive lineup of artists, including some of the most important bands and musicians of the moment. Festival-goers had the opportunity to enjoy live performances by Pixies, Arcade Fire, New Order, Tame Impala, Foals, Father John Misty, M83, Hot Chip, Underworld, Courtney Barnett, and many others.

Maderas Locas

Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. BBK Bilbao Live Entrance. Photography: Zuloark

One of the highlights of the festival was the design of its scenery and infrastructure, created by our collective, which used a strategy called “maderas locas” (crazy woods) to create a unique party atmosphere using living materials like wood. This approach allowed the reuse of pieces in future editions of the festival, saving costs and reducing environmental impact.

Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. The "FOH" and VIP zone. Photography: Zuloark
The “FOH” and VIP zone. Photography: Zuloark

Additionally, we used leftovers from pruning and live vegetation to transform some of the festival’s infrastructure, such as FOH (Front of house) and PEAS (sound lifting platforms), which support audio equipment, creating a natural and fresh atmosphere that perfectly complemented the music and party scenery.

The “Camp”

To build and design the project, a team consisting of the client, designers, and producers worked together. “The camp” that was initiated during the conceptualization phase was intensified during the assembly phases. Therefore, the festival became a kind of coexistence/workshop that adapted each of the ideas into the final results. The human team was exceptional, and the assembly process became an intense and exciting learning experience that was not idealized and transcended the festival itself.

Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Maderas Locas: The ticket check entrance of the festival was made out of plain 2m lenght wood that could easily be used for other stuctures in the future editions of the festival. Photography: Zuloark
Maderas Locas: The ticket check entrance of the festival was made out of plain 2m lenght wood that could easily be used for other stuctures in the future editions of the festival. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Maderas Locas from the festival's entrance. Photography: Zuloark
Maderas Locas from the festival’s entrance. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Bilbao BBK Live - Zona VIP. Photography: Zuloark
Bilbao BBK Live – Zona VIP. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Basoa Stage Design. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. BBK Live 2016 - Central Stage. Photography: Zuloark
BBK Live 2016 – Central Stage. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Bilbao BBK Live Cartel. Photography: Zuloark
Bilbao BBK Live Cartel. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Basoa Stage Entrance. Photography: Zuloark
Basoa Stage Entrance. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Basoa Stage Design. Photography: Zuloark
Basoa Stage Design. Photography: Zuloark
Stage Design for BBK Bilbao Live Festival 2016. Bar construction. Photography: Zuloark
Bar construction. Photography: Zuloark

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