Lollapalooza gets a new layout with Mojo Barriers

Lollapalooza 2013Mojo Barriers’ US office designed and installed a brand new barricade layout at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival, ensuring the highest levels of safety for audiences, crew and artists, 1-4 August 2013. 

Chicago’s Grant Park became home to the festival once again with performances from The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers and Nine Inch Nails keeping the 90,000 capacity crowds entertained.

The Mojo team worked with festival producers C3 and NPB Security to assess the site layout and predicted crowd movements, designing new configurations across the two main stages.

Mojo Barriers’ US President, J.B. Dolphin, comments: “We used 660m of our patented aluminium barricade, implementing a new layout which consisted of a thrust leading to an off-center front of house.

“This not only improved the safety – giving additional space for security and crew – but also opened up the sightlines, ensuring the best possible views for the audience, which was one of our main aims when planning this year’s event.”

Mojo Barriers has supplied Lollapalooza for the past three years, and works with C3 to deliver other flagship US festivals including Austin City Limits. 

Aug 2011 Lollapalooza Festival first for Mojo Barriers

Mojo Barriers designed and installed a new stage barrier configuration to improve site safety at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois from 5th – 7th August 2011

The festival saw global stars including Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse take to the stage and perform to crowds of up to 90,000 people each day.

Mojo worked closely with festival organisers C3 Presents and security specialists NPB prior to the event to design the new layout which improved crowd safety in front of the two main stages, whilst also creating an effective working space for show security and isolating the stage from the audience.

Both stage layouts were comprised of 500m of Mojo’s industry-leading stage barrier with a 140ft thrust leading to the front-of-stage tower, giving security and working personal excellent access.

JB Dolphin, Mojo’s US president said: “

“Our unique barrier system is designed to be highly adaptable and we offer a wide range of additions such as curved sections, corners and gates, meaning that our designs can be completely tailored no matter what the site requirements. This was particularly useful at Lollapalooza as one of the main stages is on hilly ground. This was our first year working for the festival and the partnership was a huge success for all involved.”


Following Lollapalooza C3 Presents awarded Mojo the contract for Austin City Limits, a music festival which took place in September in Texas. Mojo’s Jack Hayes managed the project.