Showforce was contracted by PRG Gearhouse to supply event crew and follow spot operators to the world-class motorsport event and after-race concerts at Du Arena. This year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race in the F1 calendar, saw Showforce supply up to 24 crew a day at the Yas Marina circuit for the duration of the build, event and de-rig. In addition, eight follow spot operators worked exclusively on the four after-race concerts, which saw Post Malone, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and Guns N’ Roses perform to thousands.
Showforce crew unloaded vital kit and equipment from a number of trucks, assisted with the build, and helped PRG’s lighting team with cabling and manoeuvring heavy-duty lighting. Furthermore, Showforce assisted the sound and AV teams, and played a key role in the preparation of main truss for the after-race concert series.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the most high-profile sporting events of the year. However, it’s also one of the most entertaining with the Yasalam After-Race Concerts at Du Arena proving to be just as popular as the on track action.