Biggest and best Greenbrier classic concert series

Mojo Barriers GreenbrierMojo Barriers’ US office was back at Greenbrier Classic Concert Series for the third year running, providing its largest stock of products to date, 1-7th July 2013.

The Greenbrier, a classic American resort in White Sulphur Springs WV, played host to performances from country superstar Kenny Chesney and rock legend Bon Jovi, as part of the annual run of concerts coinciding with the resort’s PGA TOUR FedExCup Event, The Greenbrier Classic.

Mojo Barriers’ was called in once more by client Nashville Live! to provide over 700m of stage barricade across the site including a bespoke configuration across the main stage. Due to the prestigious headliners and increased crowds additional infrastructure was required including 13 of Mojo’s original Gatekeepers turnstile entrances, 150 heavy duty cable ramps and 2,500ft of bike rack to mark the site perimeter.  

Jordi van Berkum, Mojo Barriers’ account executive, comments: “This site can be tricky – it has a very steep incline which can make it difficult to secure barricades, and also a truly diverse audience demographic of music and sports fans aged 18-70, who all act differently onsite. All of this needs to be taken into consideration when planning configurations and predicting crowd flow.

“Thorough planning is key and we have a fantastic relationship with our client Gary Bowman at Nashville Live! working closely together each year to meet requirements and ensure that the event is as safe as possible. We were very pleased to be back at the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series for a third year – at what was undoubtedly the biggest and best event yet.”

Sep 2007 Mojo Barriers provide “gold standard” for The Police

police07With one of the fastest-selling tours this year on their hands, The Police needed to know that their audiences were in safe hands when it came to the provision of crowd safety barriers.

The market-leading company Mojo Barriers was a natural choice for the band’s tour production director, Charlie Hernandez. Speaking at the one of The Police’s concerts at Twickenham, UK, he enthused about the quality of the company’s products and installation service. “Mojo Barriers are the gold standing in the (live music)industry.” he said.

The company installs 300 meters of its aluminium Mojo Barriers at all European shows. The set-up is a classic front of stage barrier system with a secondary barrier in the shape of an arc, to segregate the audience and decrease loading on the front-of-stage barrier. The system was equipped with eight “line up” gates to safely control the flow of the crowd in and out of the secondary barrier.

Headed up by crew boss Jeroen Tap, Mojo Barriers also installed barriers around the mixing positions and delay towers in the crowd. 

Mojo Barriers provided the band’s aluminium Mojo Barriers for the shows in the US earlier this year and will continue to supply The Police with their product for the upcoming shows in the US South America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

“Major tours like The police are always a challenge for Mojo Barriers,” says managing director Patrick Jordan. “Crowd management standards are continuously evolving and we, as a company, have to ensure we can offer the very best facilities for these high profile concerts.”